Composite Vs Matrix Organization...

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  1. Sunil Kulkarni

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    Q.181) An organization has created a special project team to handle a critical project. The team members of this project are full-time dedicated to the project and are pulled from different functional departments. They also have their own set of operating procedures. This organization structure is MOSTLY:

    Projectized
    Functional
    >>Composite
    Matrix

    Can someone please clarify, why it is composite & not matrix?
    How to differentiate between composite & Matrix organization structure ?
     
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  2. tim jerome

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    Sunil, good day! The operant phrase here is "... own set of operating procedures..." This is quite interesting, since this is the way most matrix organizations operate - they pull from different organization, and it's the PM's responsibility to tie things together.

    You can reference the Composite Organization definition on p. 25 of the PMBOK. This description talks about the fact that a PM may interact with different levels within one organization (strategic, mid-level, operational), but this does not preclude the concept of integrating this concept across multiple organizations.

    Matrix organizations look at the spectrum between functional and projectized structures, and define roughly the PM's authority. Composite organizations look across another dimension, spanning multiple levels of rank and responsibility.
     
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  3. Purushotham C K_1

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    An organization has created a special project team to handle a critical project. The team members of this project are full-time dedicated to the project and are pulled from different functional departments. They also have their own set of operating procedures. This organization structure is MOSTLY:

    Composite -> Mixture of all -> Very similar to strong matrix.
    "An organization has created a SPECIAL PROJECT TEAM handle a critical project." -> Composite ( Pl see PMBOK page 24 )
    "Full - time dedicated to the project" -> Projectized
    "Different functional departments" -> Functional
     
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