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Project Management for Dummies, 2nd UK Edition by Nick Graham

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Chapter 11

Organising the Project

In This Chapter

arrow Looking at roles and responsibilities in a project

arrow Getting the organisational structure right – and it may be simple

arrow Understanding exactly who should do what

arrow Checking out the implications of a matrix organisation

In a project, clear organisation is vital. A commonly reported cause of project problems and project failure is unclear roles and responsibilities. This chapter helps you pin down very clear roles and responsibilities.

To get any job done involving more people than just you, some organisation is needed. You need to know who’s doing what, who’s in charge and who’s responsible for different aspects of the work. It’s normal for any group of people beginning a task ranging from pitching a tent to running a major corporate project to say, ‘Right, let’s get organised.’

This chapter is all about project organisation. It gives you some different options and give some hints and tips for getting it right. Getting the right organisation is important for your project for two reasons. First, if you have unclear roles and responsibilities, ...

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