There are various options for organizing a project. Selecting the organizational structure for your project can be an important step in organizing for success. In your readings, you explored the advantages and disadvantages of various organizational structures. In this Application Assignment, you will explore the role of the project manager and select the appropriate organizational structure for the Southern Care Hospital Project. After reading Chapter 2 of the Mantel text, carefully reread the Southern Care Hospital case study on pages 74–77 and answer the following questions:
Describe the primary roles and responsibilities of a project manager. According to (Mantel Jr., Meredith, Shafer, & Sutton, 2011) A project manager is considered a facilitator. The primary role of a project manager is to manage project effectively as it relates to the entire process such as the scope, resource management, budget management, time management, risk management. The success of the project depends on the leadership of the project manager and how well he or she place there team and utilizes their skills. The project manager must ensure that those who work on the project have the appropriate knowledge and resources. A Project Manager position is to coordinate and control the process from start to end. This includes specific functions to perform regular progress checks, to coordinate requirements, to monitor quality, etc.
– See more at: http://www.brighthubpm.com/certification/79369-the-general-functions-of-a-project-manager/#sthash.Qs03z2Tb.dpuf How would you recommend the project be organized? Functional Project? Pure Project? Matrix? If one was the project manager on the Southern Care Hospital team one think the Matrix project will work best for this case. Based on the scenario at Southern Care Hospital the strong matrix will work best for their situation because they need quick and accurate decision making in an effort to resolve the issues of decreasing their lead time from three day turnaround to a day and half turn around. The reason for the choice of Matrix is because Strong matrix allows the project manager to be in full control over the project organization, and have full-time project managers with considerable authority and full-time project administrative staff.