Essay on Project Management

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Functional, Matrix, and Dedicated Team Approaches to Managing Projects These team approaches have all different set of advantages and disadvantages to them. The major difference between the three is that functional team approach is “employed” totally from within the parent organization. Functional approaches have absolutely no cost to them and provide more than adequate flexibility in the use of staff. However, its disadvantages include poor integration and a distinct lack of ownership that does not leave employees discouraged to project related activities. Dedicated team can be very effective since they can be very fast in completing a project and cohesive since it creates a high level of motivation among employees. However this…show more content…
I believe that the size of the project really is the key difference between these two “configurations”. A matrix configuration might resources and expertise are more flexible. Because of its strong project focus the matrix would be a better setting that dedicated approach since there are going to be more crucial decisions to be taken. - What do you believe is more important for successfully completing a project – the formal project management structure of the culture of the parent organization? I believe that there is no more valuable asset than a strong culture of the parent organization to successfully completing a project. Culture within an organization provide a sense of identity for its members, helps legitimize the management system of the organization and clarifies and reinforces standards of behaviors. These set of values are very important to have before the beginning of any project, I believe. These are important values that all project members should have regardless of whether the project will be completed or not. - Going to college is analogous to working in a matrix environment in that most students take more than one class and must distribute their time across multiple classes. What problems does this situation create for you? How does it affect your performance? How could the system be better managed to make your life less difficult and more productive? Taking more than one class means that the student will have to shift gears often, and
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