Organisation Structures for Projects

- Functional

- Matrix:

  • Weak
  • Balanced
  • Strong matrix

- Projectised

There can be several questions on these 5 organisational types, especially on the Matrix types!

Note: Tight matrix (refers to co-location, not an organisation type)

Functional Organisation

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013 Page 22 Figure 2-1

Projectised Organisation

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013 Page 25 Figure 2-5

Weak Matrix Organisation

The Project Manager role is more that of a co-ordinator or expediter.

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013 Page 23 Figure 2-2

Balanced Matrix Organization

PM does not have full authority over the project and project budget

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013 Page 24 Figure 2-3

Strong Matrix Organization

PM has considerable authority and full-time project administrative staff.

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013 Page 24 Figure 2-4

Composite Organization

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013 Page 26 Figure 2-6

Organizational Structures

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013 Page 22 Table 2-1

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