With Earned Value Management, only those certified know the program management tools. Why the project is late was asked and answered and PHB needs to have the product now, according to schedule. Nothing else matters and heads, not PHB's will roll.
"I manage people." That's what PHB would say, because that's what he thinks he does. I used to work for a non-profit whose founders (yes, founders) could only describe what the organization was in terms of what it DIDN'T do. I was so happy when I was laid off.