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Project Management, Planning and Control, 7th Edition by Albert Lester

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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 also included.

Keywords

Functional organization; Matrix organization; Organization structures; Project organization; Task force
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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