Table Reporting Relationships

Project Manager (PM)/Line Manager (LM)/Employee Relationship

Type of Project Manager

Type of Matrix Structure*

PM Negotiates For

Employees Take Technical Direction From

PM Receives Functional Progress From

Employee Performance Evaluations Made By

Lightweight Weak


Primarily LMs

LMs only with no input from PM

Heavyweight Strong

People who report informally to PM but formally to LMs

PM and LMs

Assigned employees who report to LMs

LMs with input from PM

Tiger teams

Very strong

People who report entirely to PM full-time for duration of project

PM only

Assigned employees who now report directly to PM

PM only

*The types of organizational structures are discussed in Chapter 3.

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