I've been working as a project manager in IT for 5 years. I've mostly managed single small projects in my career, haven't had an experience of managing a large group or multiple project teams.
In a few past months I suddenly got 3 project teams, total of 18 people.
Project M has recently enjoyed a product launch and that's where 90% of my time got sucked in recently. My role there is doing stuff on pretty much all levels from hi-level status reporting and planning to figuring out technical details for a tiny feature.
Project A has been there for 1.5 years and has a well established team and an extraordinary client who communicates a lot with the team. My role is to run daily scrum meetings and pretty much letting the team perform.
Project I is a team that reports directly to external customer with no project manager on our side. That has not been the most successful model and the management is pretty chaotic. I feel I need to invest time there but have no time left from 2 projects above. Also, this team suffers most from lack of my attention.
I have always been a PM but I feel my head will blow off if I don't change my mindset to a group manager & focus on effectiveness of the whole group, instead of trying to manage these 3 projects myself.
Talked with a peer and we agreed I need to start delegating a lot and focus on my core responsibilities exclusively.
What would be the most effective way for me to serve my organization in this environment?
Any advice from MT crowd is appreciated.
P.S. 3AM here, tried to sleep but was rethinking this situation and decided to post this thread. :)