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Unformatted text preview: 1 Unit 8 Project Scottie Marlow MT451-01: Managing Technological Innovation 2 Unit 8 Project Functional teams perform specific organizational functions and include members from several vertical levels of the hierarchy. In other words, a functional team is composed of a manager and his or her subordinates for a particular functional area. Accounting, personnel, and purchasing departments are examples of functional teams. Lightweight teams have members that still reside in their functional departments and functional supervisors retain authority over evaluation and rewards. Like functional teams, lightweight teams are typically temporary, and members spend the majority of their time on their normal functional responsibilities. Heavyweight teams have members that are removed from their functional departments so that they may be collocated with the project manager. Project managers of heavyweight teams are typically senior managers who outrank functional managers, and have significant authority to...
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This note was uploaded on 08/02/2011 for the course MT 451 taught by Professor Prof during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.
- Spring '11