Maven war – 'packaging' with value 'war' is invalid. Aggregator projects require 'pom' as packaging

I have a maven project which previously worked with the following structure, except for the war packaging, build plugin and webapp/:

Project structure
And the following parent pom.xml build cycle

<build>
    <pluginManagement>
        <plugins>
            <plugin>
                <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
                <artifactId>maven-war-plugin</artifactId>
                <version>2.4</version>
                <configuration>
                    <warName>${project.artifactId}</warName>
                </configuration>
            </plugin>
            <plugin>
                <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
                <artifactId>maven-dependency-plugin</artifactId>
                <version>2.8</version>
                <executions>
                    <execution>
                        <id>install</id>
                        <phase>install</phase>
                        <goals>
                            <goal>sources</goal>
                        </goals>
                    </execution>
                </executions>
            </plugin>
            <plugin>
                <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
                <artifactId>maven-resources-plugin</artifactId>
                <version>2.5</version>
                <configuration>
                    <encoding>UTF-8</encoding>
                </configuration>
            </plugin>
            <plugin>
                <artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
                <version>3.6.1</version>
                <configuration>
                    <source>1.8</source>
                    <target>1.8</target>
                </configuration>
            </plugin>
        </plugins>
    </pluginManagement>
    <finalName>ConcertLiveCheck</finalName>
</build>

but, whenever i attempt to compile my project as a war, i receive the following error

    'packaging' with value 'war' is invalid. Aggregator projects require 'pom' as packaging

Beforehand, i was compiling as pom, without the maven war plugin and every maven module was compiling correctly to it’s target, and my project was running.
But, since i intend to run my project on a web server, i am attempting to compile to a POM, to later on auto deploy to my web server.

Any tips on solving the issue?

Thank you,

Your project is a parent (aggregator) it contains child modules (a number of different projects).

A parent has to have type of pom. If you want to add a war it will have to be a child module.

In your parent you will have something like :

 <modules>
    <module>example-ear</module>
    <module>example-war</module>
  </modules>

Then your war project will look like this :

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<project xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd" xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>

  <parent>
    <groupId>com.greg</groupId>
    <artifactId>ear-example</artifactId>
    <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
  </parent>

  <artifactId>example-war</artifactId>
  <packaging>war</packaging>

  <name>com.greg</name>
  <url>http://maven.apache.org</url>
  <properties>
    <project.build.sourceEncoding>UTF-8</project.build.sourceEncoding>
  </properties>
  <dependencies>
        ...
        ...
        ...
  </dependencies>
  <build>
       ...
       add all your war plugins here
       ...
  </build>
</project>

See https://maven.apache.org/guides/mini/guide-multiple-modules.html