If they have then you may be lucky. The structure they have built around what you do everyday may be extremely beneficial to you and allow you to reach your greatest potential as a project manager by not having to think at that level of detail...just do it. Then again....you didn't get to your position of project leadership by just being there and running a project off of a bunch of templates. If you’re a good project manager – and you’re reading this so you either are or aspire to be – then you know you have to shoot from the hip from time to time. And on some projects you have to do it a lot. And, if you’re an independent consultant like me, you may do it even more and that creative, entrepreneurial behavior, attitude and leadership style may be exactly what is getting you the project gigs you’re managing anyway. Don’t forsake that – it’s a personal quality your project customer may be specifically seeking out.