Chapter 9

Organization Structures

Abstract

This chapter deals with the three main organization structures used for managing projects. These are functional organization, matrix organization, and project organization or task force. The differences, advantages and drawbacks of these are discussed. A diagram showing the basic differences is included.

Keywords

Organization structures; functional organization; matrix organization; project organization; task force

Chapter Outline

To manage a project, a company or authority has to set up a project organization, which can supply the resources for the project and service it during its life cycle. There are three main types of project ...

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