This is the fifth post in a series where I will write down what I learned about project management.
From a project point of view, organizations can be divided in three categories:
project coordination is split among the functional managers who also control the budget;
the project manager role doesn’t exist or has little authority;
project team members are taken from the different functional groups.
most of organization resources are involved in project work;
the project manager have a great deal of authority and controls the budget;
project team members are collocated.
These organizations are a mix of functional (weak matrix) and projectized (strong matrix) characteristics
A PMO can exist in any of the above structures and can have just an advisory influence or a formal project authority (in this case all project managers belong to the PMO).