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Project Management by Lewis R. Ireland, David L. Cleland

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CHAPTER 9ORGANIZING FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT

“… to our worship of quantity and indifference to quality, to our unthinking devotion to organization, standardization . …”

DANIEL GREGORY MASON, 1873–1960

9.1 INTRODUCTION

How many times has the reader been in situations in which the lack of a clear organizational design has created problems? The authors suggest that the lack of a clear organizational design has created manifold problems in the attainment of the organizational “choice elements,” and has been an ongoing source of frustration in all too many organizations. In the project-driven organization, special care has to be given in designing and implementing suitable organizational models to provide the basis for the delegation of authority ...

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