Assignment 1: Discussion Question
Important note: Discussion questions in this course use a case study that is found in Shared Documents in the file named “Project Management Case.” It is strongly recommended that you read this case study before attempting an assignment. Also, it is mandatory that you attempt all assignment questions in the order they are presented in.
By the due date assigned, respond to the discussion question. Submit your responses to the Discussion Area. Start reviewing and responding to your classmates as early in the week as possible.
Many projects today operate within some sort of a matrix organization. Discuss the differences between a strong and a weak matrix organization.
Discuss the pros and cons of a matrix organization for project management. As a project manager, what types of things would you need to do well in order for your project to work within a matrix organization? Justify your responses.
Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsQuality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions16Quality of responses to classmates12Frequency of responses to classmates4Reference to supporting readings and other materials4Language and grammar4Total:40