Chapter 2. The organizational environment: In good company
If you want something done right…better hope you’re in the right kind of organization. All projects are about teamwork—but how your team works depends a lot on the type of organization you’re in. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the different types of organizations around—and which type you should look for the next time you need a new job.
A day in Kate’s life
Kate wants a new job
Now that she’s working on getting her PMP certification, Kate’s learning a whole load of new skills. And she’s even started to look for a new job—one where she does more than write down what other people say all day…
Kate is a project expediter right now.
Kate may have the job title of “project manager,” but even though that’s what’s printed on her business cards, that’s not really her job. Kate’s job is to document what’s happening on a project, but she doesn’t have the authority to make decisions on it. She may work on projects, but she’s certainly not managing anything.