Difference between Composite and Matrix Organization

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Difference between Composite and Matrix Organization

Postby MAIL2RAJI Wed May 27, 2015 8:40 am

Hi Sakath,

Your webinar is so good on you tube...I liked it a lot...Saw your organization video ...Want to understand the Difference between Composite and Matrix Organization..Came across question


Question: A fundamentally functional organization creates a special project team to handle a critical project. This team has many of the characteristics of a project team in a project organization and has a Project manager dedicated to the project. Such an organization would be called:

A projectized organization
A functional organization.
A matrix organization
A composite organization

The answer seems to be composite...why don't choose the matrix organization where it has both the functional and project organization....can you explain in more detail with examples or scenarios....

Thanks and Keep conduction webinar on PMP
Raji Subramanian
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Re: Difference between Composite and Matrix Organization

Postby SRIMENON9 Thu May 28, 2015 6:40 am

Dear Raji,

in this case, answer is straight forward and a clear description of a composite organization. Question clearly states that this is fundamentally a functional organization and a special project team has been created......

Bottom line, this Project team has set up in a "functional" organization to create a product , service or result

Hence , there is no question of choosing a matrix organization for this query

The confusion seems to be caused by the need to understand matrix organizations which will need a larger discussion or perhaps a re-look by you of PMBOK guide, which explains this pictorially as well

Happy to discuss this over a call if need be
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Re: Difference between Composite and Matrix Organization

Postby jyotimayank Thu May 28, 2015 9:13 am

Dear Raji
Refer to the definition of composite organization in PMBOK, it says even fundamentally functional organization may create special project team to manage a critical project. So it clearly states that the answer is Composite Organization. In Matrix organization the Project manager and functional manager have equal powers and the team member in this structure reports to both.

Hope this clarifies your doubt :)
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Re: Difference between Composite and Matrix Organization

Postby MAIL2RAJI Fri May 29, 2015 7:19 am

Thanks Experts for your explanation, if that is the case...when we refer Matrix Organization it also means combination of Projectized and Functional Organization...and it differentiate based upon the power of PM either Weak or Strong Matrix.

In Matrix organization the functional organization can run the project team also then how it differs from the Composite...

I am trying to gather more difference between these two organization with examples but still no go over internet....If the scenario that talks more clearly about the difference that makes easy to understand ...

Regards
Raji Subramanian
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Re: Difference between Composite and Matrix Organization

Postby celina Sat May 30, 2015 1:41 am

The figure given in the page 26 and description on page 25 in PMBoK should help - to add - "Also, an organization may manage most of its project in a strong matrix, but allow small projects to be managed by functional departments"
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Re: Difference between Composite and Matrix Organization

Postby chowla.abhishek Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:24 am

This is one of the question in chapter 2, need some help in understanding why 2nd option selected, why not option one.


RITZ is a chemical manufacturing company that typically executes projects within individual departments. Hence, does not need a PMO function. Due to market demand, there was a need to start a project for manufacturing potentially a sensitive chemical within 12 months else there would be a huge financial impact. Considering the need for faster time to market, CEO of the organization hired a PM for this project and has given full authority to PM to operate outside the standard formalized reporting structure during the project. What is the best way to describe this situation?

RITZ is a projectized organization and PM has been given exceptional powers due to market need

RITZ is traditionally a functional organization but has chosen to be a composite due to market need

RITZ CEO should have asked PM to operate within standard reporting structure

RITZ is traditionally a functional organization but has now become projectized.

Solution
Composite organizations create a special project team to handle critical need; the team may include full-time staff from different functional departments and develop its own set of procedures and may even operate outside the standard, formalized reporting structure during the project.


Option A: RITZ is not the projectized organization it is a functional organization, Option C is not applicable here as there is no such need not to provide an exception. Option D: By having the only project being executed in a projectized manner does not make entire organization projectized.


@Izenbridge Team

Need help in clarification the above answer why "RITZ is traditionally a functional organization but has chosen to be a composite due to market need"

Please help understand the above question better.
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Re: Difference between Composite and Matrix Organization

Postby manishpn Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:46 pm

kindly post new question in a new thread
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