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Why would a Consulting company use their Associates as project managers? I’ve been on back to back projects as a project manager, just inquiring why I would manage as opposed to work on a work stream.

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Those who can, do. Those who cannot, manage? Are you managing or tracking expenses?

If you're capable enough to do it, why wouldn't they?

Because you’re cheap and should be able to follow a usually pre-defined process as a PM. If you don’t have expertise yet, you may not add value to a workstream. It can be a good way to learn leadership skills and client facing skills, depending on engagement.

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