Essays on Project Management - Work and Organizational Breakdown Structures Assignment

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The paper “ Project Management - Work and Organizational Breakdown Structures” is a meaningful example of the assignment on management. Organizational projects are projects which are intended to attain or achieve the organization’ s strategies and hence very important to the organization and should be wholly connected to the host organization which they are designed to help attain strategies. This also ascertains the saying by Pinto (p. 53) that ‘ the organization itself matters’ and hence the environment for instance culture of the organization, structure and the strategy of the organization are important factors to consider while discussing the reasons as to why project managers should ensure that their projects are connected to the host organization in addition to discussing the challenges that they may face while connecting the projects to the host organizations. CultureTo begin with, organizational culture generally refers to the culture that people in the organization conform to, that defines the personalities of employees in the organization and collaboratively represents the character of a certain organization, in other words, the way things are done in a particular organization (Cleland & Ireland 2007, pp.

45). Therefore, organization culture is observable and a very powerful force to reckon within the organization for an organization’ s culture is crucial in determining whether an organization achieves the strategies being sought to be achieved through projects in the organization. Organizational culture affects organizational projects in that, culture affects the way departments in the organization are supposed to interact and show support towards each other pursuant to the goals of the project. The organization’ s culture of how departments in the organization relate to each other dictates the way the departments in the organization are to join hands and support a certain project in the organization in light of achieving the strategies the project is supposed to achieve for the organization.

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