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Coordinated matrix organization

Please explain what a coordinated matrix organization is, and how project management is done in such an organizational structure.
asked 5 years ago by anonymous

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A coordinated matrix can be seen as a variation of the functional matrix. In a coordinated matrix, the project manager has authority only over the resources in his department. As for the resources working on the project but belonging to other departments, then their respective functional managers have authority over them.

In this type of organization, the project manager reports to the functional manager in his department.
answered 5 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)
I am not familiar with nor could I find reference to the term coordinated matrix.  Perhaps you are seeking information on one of the follow matrix organizational "styles":

Weak/Functional Matrix: PM has limited authority; functional managers maintain control over their resources and project areas. PM needs to manage heavily by influence.

Balanced/Functional Matrix: PM and functional managers share power equally.  This requires the PM and the functional managers to have a good working relationship.

Strong/Project Matrix: PM is primarily responsible for the project. Functional managers provide technical expertise and assign resources as needed.
answered 5 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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