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What are the disadvantages of a projectized structure?

A lot has been said about the advantages of projectized structures (such as efficient communication in the project) but very little has been said about their disadvantages? Are there actually any disadvantages of a projectized structure, and if there are none, then how come a lot of organizations have not adopted this type of organizatoin yet.
asked 10 years ago by anonymous

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Nothing is perfect, and there are (quite a few) disadvantages to a projectized structure (this is why a lot of traditional organizations have not adopted this type of structure). Disadvantages include:

- Since resources are allocated to the same type of projects, there is no cross-fertilization of the resources, meaning that resources will not gain experience from other departments in the organization. This leads to two direct problems: 1) Efforts are duplicated across projects, and 2) resources are demotivated as they're always working on the same kind of projects.
- Very hard to implement especially in traditional organizations, as it doesn't consider the current role and the weight of the managers, and completely shuffles all the roles and the responsibilities.
answered 10 years ago by FastProjectManager (10,100 points)

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