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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition by Project Management Institute

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2.1 Organizational Influences on Project Management

An organization's culture, style, and structure influence how its projects are performed. The organization's level of project management maturity and its project management systems can also influence the project. When a project involves external entities such as those that are part of a joint venture or partnering agreement, the project will be influenced by more than one organization. The following sections describe organizational characteristics, factors, and assets within an enterprise that are likely to influence the project.

2.1.1 Organizational Cultures and Styles

Organizations are systematic arrangements of entities (persons and/or departments) aimed at accomplishing a purpose, which ...

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