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Project Managers Portable Handbook, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Lewis Ireland, David Cleland

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SECTION 2PROJECT ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN

2.1 Organizing for Project Management

2.2 Project Organization Charting

2.3 Authority-Responsibility-Accountability

2.4 Project Management Training

2.5 Working in Projects

2.6 Project Office

2.1 ORGANIZING FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT

2.1.1 Introduction

This section provides an examination of the organizational design used for the management of projects. It addresses shortcomings in the traditional organization designs as well as the strengths of the project organization.

2.1.2 Shortcomings of the Traditional Organizational Design

• Traditional organizational hierarchies tend to be slow, inflexible, and fail to provide for an organizational focus of project activities.

• Barriers commonly exist in the traditional ...

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