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The Handbook of Project-based Management, 3rd Edition by J. Rodney Turner

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CHAPTER 6MANAGING PROJECTORGANIZATION

I now turn to the second function of project management, managing project organization. This is also a mandatory function: Without an organization there are no resources to undertake the project. Through the organization the manager defines the type and level of resource input required to achieve the project's objective. Once the organization has been defined, the project team can determine how much the project will cost and how long it will take, thus providing a baseline for managing quality, cost, and time. The definition of scope and organization together make a contract between the project and the parent organization, that is, between the contractor and owner in Fig. 6.1. It is through this contract ...

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