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Introduction to IT Project Management by Frank Parth, Cynthia Snyder

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2 Organizational Structure and the Strategic Role of Project Management

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

•  Explain various corporate structures.

•  Describe types of project offices.

•  Define strategic management and key strategic terms.

•  Describe how projects originate.

In Chapter 1, we developed some working definitions of operations, projects, and project management. We also looked at how IT project management differs from non-technical project management. In this chapter, we look at how organizations are structured, where project management fits in an organization, different types of project offices, and how projects can help organizations meet their strategic goals and objectives.

COMPANY ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES

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