- Project Manager: Very limited role or authority
- Line Manager: Full management authority
This organization type does not consider project management a formal discipline. Functional managers manage their own “projects”, which are often little more than telling their direct reports to do something. Similar to a weak matrix, functional managers “authorize” projects. However, staff leads may manage the projects. You may also have pseudo projects teams that span multiple functional teams and departments. Balanced Matrix
- Project Manager: Part time, with little authority, but provides some input into performance reviews
- Line Manager: Full-time management role. Performs performance reviews with input from project mangers. Resources spend most of their time working on operational tasks and a small amount on projects when they happen.
This organizational structure introduces project manager. Many companies are at this point. The project manager is responsible only for the project(s), but has no authority over the staff who work on these projects. The project manager must negotiate with functional managers to obtain resources. Ideally, she will have a sponsor (who is).