Chapter 2 – Culture and Structures of Organizations

2.1. Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the different types of organizational structures
  2. Explain the relative advantages and disadvantages of each structure as it relates to project management
  3. Summarize an organization’s culture and impact on the organization
  4. Recognize the importance of Hofstede’s cultural dimensions theory
  5. Define terms related to business and HR strategy and portfolios
  6. Discuss basic concepts related to strategy
  7. Distinguish between strategy and operational effectiveness
  8. Discuss issues related to aligning projects with strategy
  9. Explain the three broad categories of projects
  10. Identify project selection methods