EMGT 5220 The Project Organization Spring 14 - IMBEDDED...

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IMBEDDED PROJECTSome companies like to imbed projects inan established functional organization.Such a practice has to be done with agreat deal of study. The project has to becompatible with the functionalorganization
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Project as a part of theOrganizationADVANTAGEof having functional organization asthe administrative home.• FlexibilityUtilize experts between projectsSpecialists will group and share knowledgeStructure provides technical continuityProvides opportunity for professional growth
DISADVANTAGESThe client may not be the control focusNot usually a “problem oriented” groupResponsibility is not focusedThe project has to “Fit In”Usually several layers of management to gothroughProjects often get suboptimizedService on a project by a technical personmay be viewed as a road block to growthNo Holistic approach
SELF CONTAINED UNITPure Project1.PM has full line of authority but reports at somevery high level in the parent organization2.Only one OK required to get action3.Communication is improved4.Team of Experts “The Lockheed experience”5.Ability to make swift decisions6.Unity of command7.Organization is usually pure and simple8.Focus is on the “whole project”9.Flexible
Disadvantage of Self Contained Project1.Over staffing2.“Just in Case” hiring3.The depth of technical knowledge from adepartment can be lost4.Company policy and corner cutting isquite prevalent5.We - They identities develop6.People worry about life after the projectends!
Matrix OrganizationCombination of pure project andorganization basedProgram ManagerResearchManufacturingEngineeringProject AProject BProject C
Advantage1.Project Mgr. is responsible (Time, Cost,Spec.)2.Reduces duplication of people3.Less anxiety4.Response to client needs is rapid5.Policies, practices and procedures tend tobe preserved6.More balanced and responsible approach toresource management7.Project Managers might not always havefull control
Matrix Organization1.Balance of power is delicate and peoplemove slower2.Project must be monitored as a set3.Project resist death4.The project manager must negotiateeverything5.Project managers share workers:6.Project workers have more than oneboss
The Mixed OrganizationProject that lives within anorganization but is independent ofthe organization
Selecting An Organizational Form1.Define Projecta.Statement of objectivesb.Node diagram2.Determine key tasks – Understandfunctional requirements3.Arrange key task by sequence anddecompose into work packages
4.Determine which project subsystems arerequired to carry out the work package5.List any special characteristics andassumptions associated with the projectespecially problems and technicalrequests.

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Term
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Professor
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Project Management, project manager
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