Hmmm…not sure which of these to believe:
Even though there are conflicting messages in the articles, I think great advice is given at the end of the second article when they mention:
“…the value of IT specialists with “balanced capabilities”–having a strong technical expertise combined with managerial skills. “These skills aren’t going to be outsourced–ever.”
That balance (technical + overall project management) is one of the ways I try to distinguish myself with in own work.