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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Make Your Organization Work for You

The most efficient organization for project completion is the project-based organization. That’s where the multifunctional team reports to a project manager, who manages the day-to-day work and manages the team’s interaction with the rest of the organization.

But few project managers work in project-based organizations. Instead, most project managers work in a functional or matrix organization. In Figure 30, Comparison of types of project teams, you can see why the project manager has trouble helping a team jell in a nonproject organization. Each team member has a responsibility to the functional team, as well as to the project team. This reduces the project manager’s power to make things happen, as well ...

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