In my division (of a very large company) it seems common that someone's line manager is also one's project manager. Not always but often. This seems counterintuitive to me as if I have an issue with my project manager, then I report it to my line manager?
This is in France - I have been working in other countries where I would have found that crazy. But now I wonder what is normal or acceptable.
Edit: maybe an addition to define the terms as I understand them (I might be wrong)
- line manager: the person in charge of personal objectives, how I fit in the division, what projects I will work on
- project manager: the person in charge of my day-to-day tasks