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MBA 6941, Managing Project Teams1Course Learning Outcomes for Unit IIUpon completion of this unit, students should be able to:5.Describe the process of leadership when leading project teams.5.1Determine the role of a program manager in a project management office environment.7.Compare the advantages and disadvantages of various organizational structures.7.1Outline the advantages and disadvantages of functional, projectized, and matrixedorganizational structures.8.Assess strategies to manage organizational change.8.1Identify the role of knowledge management process in a project.Reading AssignmentChapter 4:Project GovernanceChapter 5:Program and Portfolio ManagementChapter 6:Organizational CapabilityChapter 7:Governance of the Project-Based OrganizationUnit LessonStructure and CultureWe are going to be looking at how limited project resources are organized into a project team and how theproject team is managed and motivated within an organizational structure. By definition, an organization is aunique entity, and each may have its own styles and cultures that affect the availability of resources.There are basically three basic forms of organizational structure that projects can take place in. Thesestructures include the following:Functional: The organization is grouped by areas of specialization within different functional areas:accounting, marketing, and engineering. The project is often managed from a traditional andfunctional perspective.Projectized: Most commonly found in consulting environment, the organization is structured byprojects. Project managers run projects and have official authority over the project team. In mostcases, the project is an independent organizational unit, and the team members are 100% dedicatedto the project.Matrixed: This hybrid organization is a blend of both functional and projectized organization. Thethree matrix forms include strong matrix (the project manager has more authority), weak matrix(functional manager has more authority), and balanced matrix (power is shared equally between boththe project manager and functional manager).UNIT II STUDY GUIDEProject Governance andTeam
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MBA 6941, Managing Project Teams2UNIT x STUDY GUIDETitleEach of these organizational structures has advantages and disadvantages. In a functional organizationalstructure, the advantages include having clearly defined career path and a direct supervisor reportingstructure. In addition, the employees are experts in their fields. The disadvantages of such a structure includethe following: employees’ jobs are difficult to change because they are experts in their fields, disagreementwithin the organization can occur due to not having enough resources to go around, each project teambelieving their project should be top priority, project manager has little to no authority over the project, and theproject manager is usually just part-time.

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