If industry has changed significantly over the last fifty years, and so have the businesses within those industries, and so has the type of change projects those businesses deliver, and so has the methodologies being used to deliver those projects...
...THEN WHY DO WE STILL EXPECT (AND TRAIN) PROJECT MANAGERS TO DELIVER PROJECTS IN THE SAME WAY THEY DID FIFTY YEARS AGO BUT STILL BLAME THEM WHEN THINGS GO WRONG!
“That person has always been great at resolving issues when they arise and unblocking them quickly. I know I can always rely on them when the sh#t hits the fan!”.
What is it that makes people feel like they absolutely have to get that paper finished even though it will take them until nine/ ten o'clock at night meaning they will have no time to spend with their family!
"We don't need a Project Manager or a project plan because we are doing Agile scrum, use Jira, and only look two sprints ahead!"
Nobody actively tries to do a bad job. Instead of moaning about how bad they are, maybe try and help them improve?
There is only one way to solve problems and overcome issues at work...