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Projectized Organization

At the pinnacle of project management structures is the projectized structure. These organizational types group employees, collocated or not, by activities on a particular project. The project manager in a projectized structure may have complete, or very close to complete, power over the project team. Project managers in a projectized structure enjoy a high level of autonomy over their...

Matrix Organizations

Matrix Organizational Structure – A Complete Guide

This form of organization is helpful in maximizing the strength of both the functional and projectized structures. When it comes to matrix organization, think “Two Bosses”. Team reports to both functional and project manager. Communication also flows from team to two bosses. Team needs to work in project work as well as routine work. Matrix organization is blend of...

Functional Organization

Organizational Influences on Project Management: Your approach on project management may vary based on the type of Organizational that you are working for. Organizations may be structured in a traditional or functional manner or a Projectized structure. Your project manager authority and resource availability will depend on type of organization. Organization culture, style, and structure influence how projects are performed. An...

Defining and Identifying Organizational Type

Organizational Influences on Project Management: Your approach on project management may vary based on the type of Organization you working for. Organizations may be structured in a traditional or functional manner or in a Projectized structure. Your project manager authority and resource availability will depend on the given type of organization. Organization culture, style, and structure influence how projects are performed....

Business Needs & Value realization

Business Needs & Value realization It is the basic quality required with every PM, which he should first understand why a project is being undertaken and performed, what is expected from the project? How the value is realized after project completion? …etc., without having such understanding, a PM cannot guide or direct project teams. This article will give you a...

Social & Political Influences on project management

Project Management is a bridging role between the requesting organization, performing organization and also the society. As there will be influences and interests from requesting organization, there will be demands and influences from society also. In fact society is the user of majority of the project outcomes in the world. This article will give information on what are such...

roles in project management

Different Roles in Project management – Covering various Industries

It is very important to every project manager in fact to every person across industries to know about all the possible roles in project management that exist in their respective organizational hierarchy. With the role comes the responsibility. There are tons of responsibilities to execute, things to accomplish and be accountable for. One should have fair knowledge and exposure...

Project/Program/Portfolio in PMI Terms

What is a Project? Scenario: Suppose your boss comes to you in morning and said “There is some issue in the system, can you check what is wrong with this and fix it?”  Is this is a project? No, because if you don’t know what has to be done, if you don’t know what is wrong then how can you fix...

Mindset required for Project Managers

“Leaders are born, not made”, is a statement what every one of us would have heard or used at least once. Those were the days when so called leadership traits, skills were rarely seen and in fact a few are seen in a century. Is that because the rest of the people don’t possess those qualities or because they...

PMP Study Notes Series

PMBOK speaks about project management practices and standards in 5 Project Management Process Groups and 10 knowledge areas. All the project management process groups have all or some knowledge areas used or all the Knowledge areas were used in all or some process groups. Sorry, if it is confusing, but to keep it short, you can start preparing on...