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Unformatted text preview: Organization • Matrix organization structure provides the project and customer focus of the project structure, but it retains the functional expertise of a the functional structure • The functional components provide a pool of expertise to support the ongoing projects • Results in effective utilization of resources and minimizes overall costs because it allows for the sharing of individuals’ time among several projects • Each member of a project team has a dual reporting relationship to the temporary PM and to a permanent functional manager • The PM defines what has to be done, by when and for how much money to meet the project objective and satisfy the customer • Each functional manager is responsible for how the work will be accomplished and who will do each task • Allows for fast response upon problem identification because it has both horizontal and vertical paths for the flow of information Advantages and Disadvantages of Organization Structures...
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course ENCE ence320 taught by Professor Cable during the Spring '11 term at Maryland.
- Spring '11