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Project Management Organizational Structures


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Full course description




3 Hours





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What you'll learn:

In many instances project managers have to operate within different organizational structures. The Project Management Organizational Structures course will prepare you to work within many different types of organizations, so you’re ready for anything. Although there are various configurations in which people can be organized to work on projects, the most common types of organizational structures are functional, autonomous project, and matrix. Knowing how to successfully operate within each type of structure is an important skills for any project manager.

Concepts in this course support the following Project Management Knowledge Areas of the PMI Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide):

    Project Integration Management
    Project Resource Management

This course is based on the PMBOK 6th edition, and may not fully prepare learners for the revised PMP exam. However, this course still qualifies for PDU's for any existing PMP to maintain their PMI certification.

Module and Content:

Students will view a video that outlines types of organizational structures. They will also watch a Capstone Video and take an assessment to check their understanding of the concepts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify Functional Organizational Structure
  • Determine Autonomous Project Organizational Structure
  • Describe a Matrix Organizational Structure
  • Describe Project Management Offices



Please contact or call 1.844.353.7856 with any questions.

Meet the instructor

William Erwin

Bill Erwin is an Instructor for Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies. As the owner of Life Design, Inc., Erwin provided training, training design, and organizational development services to numerous corporations, and governmental and nonprofit organizations for over 25 years. He has taught at several Arizona colleges and universities, and also served as the Mayor of Flagstaff in Arizona.


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