Strong Matrix, Weak Matrix, and Balanced Matrix

Strong Matrix

In a strong matrix organization the project manager has greater authority or power than the functional manager. In this situation, project managers generally get the people they want. In fact the project managers in this type of organization get more than they should. A manager that is assertive will usually get the personnel he or she wants. The functional manager is not able to overcome the project manager's authority and is not free to assign people where their talent is best utilized.

If this type of organization becomes stronger, most if not all of the personnel will be working on projects, and project managers will be able to draw more highly qualified people than are really ...

Get Preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam Second Edition now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.