6 Facts About Virtual Organizational Structure
LAST UPDATED ON: 26TH AUGUST, 2019
Virtual Organizational structure is a type of organizational structure where project team members are not located in the same place. This team structure relies on information communication technologies to communicate with team members who are scattered across different locations.
Talking about the arrangement of team members, they are arranged in a node structure. The role that you are expected to play in the project will determine what you can access. The whole project is structured along a speciality line.
Also, in this kind of organizational structure, the powers of the project manager is low or moderate. Since every of the project is been managed along speciality line. That means the organisation placed more premium on speciality than project management knowledge.
Also, in a virtual organizational structure, the Project Manager’s role can be full time or part-time depending on the personality or skill set of the individual chosen to be the Project Manager. It might also be based on the level of technicality required for the project.
In a virtual organizational structure, resource availability for projects can also be low or moderate in nature. That means the Project Manager might have full control over the resources of the project. In a situation where these resources need to perform other, they may not be fully available for the Project Manager’s use.
Furthermore, in this type of organisational structure, the control of the finance of the project is always between the Project Manager and the Functional Manager. The two of them have considerable control over the resources of the project.
Finally, talking about project administrative staff available for the project, we should note that it could be part-time or full time. The company might decide to have dedicated project staffs or mini PMO. They might also assign project coordinating duties to team members who needed to perform other project management functions.
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