Projectized Organizations

Projectized organizations are newer still, associated with thinking in the 1980s and 1990s, even though the first actual "project" credited with following the principles of project management was the Manhattan Project to build the first atomic bomb in the 1940s. In projectized organizations, the project manager (sometimes called a program manager) has total authority and acts like a mini-CEO. All personnel assigned to the project report to project manager, usually in a vertical organization, so the company becomes like a layered matrix. The projectized organization is illustrated in Figure 13-13. Examples of projectized organizations are the large defense contracts for avionics in aircraft projects and any pure construction project. Also, the motion picture industry utilizes this form for each movie produced.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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