Balancing anything is stressful. Whether it's spinning plates or spinning priorities, finding the right mix between stability and movement is hard work. There isn't any difference in finding the balance between project management and project administration. How can a project manager know when to move a project forward and when to keep team members on task with time sheets and provide reports to stakeholders? This article from PM Hut explains how the two sides can draw people: project management allows for problem solving but focusing solely on it removes the ability to deal with attrition and project startup. Focusing solely on project administration allows a PM to generate reports and control cost, but limits the ability to deal with high level issues.