Project organisation structure, Project Management

Project organisation

In this type of organisation, the project management needs of all divisions of the company are served by a centralized separate division of skilled manager. The project organisation structure is illustrated in Figure.

 

2089_project structure.png

Figure: Project Organisation Structure

Characteristics

  • It is the responsibility of a central group to plan, control, manage, and report the progress of all projects in the organisation.
  • Project managers have a lot of authority and independence.
  • Team members can be placed together in a proper order.

Advantages

  • The entire organisation follows a formal project management system.
  • Having    a    common    understanding     and    application     of    project management  practices  helps  completion  of  project  on  time,  within budget and within project scope and hence increases efficiency.
  • Every project across the organisation follows a standard for planning, controlling and reporting. This aids communication and provides efficiency.
  • Costs can be reduced by using common tools to manage all projects.
  • Centralized availability of data from all projects makes it easier to analyse and apply it to future projects, improving accuracy of estimation and practice.
  • All the projects of an organisation can be managed as a whole. Senior management can set priorities across projects and allocate resources using enterprise portfolio management.

Disadvantages

  • The centralised project managers and practices may tend to become self-serving rather than been considerate to the needs of project office and people.
  • Since processes become excessive, the cost of managing projects under a centralised organisational structure is comparatively higher than other structures.
  • Scarcity of qualified technical leaders. Project managers may not have the necessary technical background for a project.
  • Since project managers are located in a separate project office, they may seem unresponsive to the needs of people who request their time and skill.
Posted Date: 9/28/2012 6:31:01 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Project organisation structure, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Project organisation structure, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Project organisation structure Discussions

Write discussion on Project organisation structure
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
I know how to construct a precedence diagram but i am asked the question :use the largest candidate rule to assign work elements to stations using a service time of 1.5 min how do

what is the principle of discounting and what issues are critical in this process

Importance of Project Management as it relates to Information Security Program: Information security means protecting your information and data from unauthorised access, discl

You are an accountant who has been approached by two people, Bill and Steve, for some advice.  Bill and Steve are planning to open a furniture store in Toronto.  They plan to rent

The National Weather Service The Scenario:The National Weather Service has recently faced downsizing due to a significantpersonnel shift in the Obama budget.  The White House budg

Problem 1: a) What is the role of strategy in project management? b Explain the importance of aligning H.R projects with the organizational strategy. c) What are the impa


Question 1: Hospitality management is an area of constant evolution, renovation, changes in trends and fashion. According to you how could proper planning and design help in

Span of management Span of management refers to the number of subordinates who directly report to one superior. If a manager has too many subordinates then his span is wide and

Benefits from Quality Efforts The benefit obtained from quality is creation of more efficient and effective operations. It helps to increase the customer satisfaction and their