The PMBOK Refresher

What is a Project-Based Organization?

Copyright © 2017 by Tomislav N. Krnich

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  1. What is a Project-Based Organization (PBO)?
    • An organization that predominantly uses projects to execute their work.
  2. Can a PBO be created and exist within a larger (parent) organization?
    • Yes.
  3. Can a PBO be created and exist within different organizational structures, such as functional, matrix, and even projectized organizational structures?
    • Yes.
  4. Since a PBO is a subset of resources taken from and belonging to a larger (parent) organization, name two characteristics of the parent organization that may directly affect the PBO?
    1. The parent organization’s hierarchy.
    2. The parent organization’s bureaucracy.
  5. How can a PBO affect its parent organization’s hierarchy and bureaucracy?
    • By diminishing their value.
  6. Why can a PBO diminish the value of its parent organization’s hierarchy and bureaucracy?
    • Because the success of a PBO’s work is measured by its results rather than by its position or politics.

 

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