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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 4th Edition by Jeanette Cabanis-Brewin, Paul C. Dinsmore

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SECTION THREE

Organizational Issues in Project Management

Introduction

Until the early 1990s, the organizational issues related to project management were largely centered on how a specific project should be organized: Should it be put into a task force mode or be handled from a matrix management standpoint? The concern was based on single-project logic.

Because of the booming number of projects in organizations and the time pressure and cost squeeze associated with them, the organizational concern has moved toward managing multiple projects in a short time frame, with limited resources. This brings focus on more holistic issues in terms of organization. The concerns become of a larger nature than single projects, and thus involve topics such ...

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