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Which organizational structure is best for project management?

Asked a year ago

Hi everyone, I've landed my first team leader and project management position. I'm very excited and looking to increase the team's current performance. Which would you say is the best way to structure the work?

Peter Daniels

Sunday, March 27, 2022

There are three project management organizational structures depending on authority and resource allocation.

  1. Project Organization Structure: If your company has no budgeting issue, go for the project organization structure. In this type, the project manager has the full authority of making decisions, and the team gets dedicated resources for the task.
  2. Functional Organization Structure: Go for a functional organization structure if you are new and less experienced. In this structure, the project manager directs the team members to work and reports to the functional manager.
  3. Matrix Organization Structure: If tight on budget and you want to work independently without a function head, you can choose a matrix organization structure.

Jonathon Nixon

Sunday, May 15, 2022

It is advisable to opt in for the matrix organization structure because it affords the employees or the staff to have two organizers or leaders to which they can submit. This type of organizational structure is effective for a project manager who does not have all the capacity for effective team management. He will need a functional manager to help in oversight and execution of certain duties.

The matrix project management makes for hierarchical leadership whereby there is a flow of power from the team leader through the functional leader to the employees. This organizational structure is actually a combination of both the projectized organization and the functional organization. You can download the LinkedIn mobile app to see this, most people will state on their profile that they are managing a team in a matrixed organization.

Arjun Coleman

Monday, September 05, 2022

As a first-time leader, it is better to go with a functional organization. The functional organization provides a clear hierarchy where every team member knows their job. It classifies the company into different groups and departments, considering their domain of expertise. Functional managers supervise these groups to ensure that all the business operations run smoothly and efficiently.





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