Direct and Matrix management approaches

Group feedback… Advantages of matrix management Keeps staff overheads to a minimum High utilisation of staff capacity Staff have one manager for pastoral care Create teams of highly specialised members Helps to break down the “silo mentality” Disadvantages of matrix management Staff report to several managers for work allocation Can be conflicting priorities   Advantages of direct/functional management Staff report […]

Functional and Matrix Management

I.T. management need to consider not just organisation of I.T. department but also software development projects. Main two ways of project management are: Directly managed project staff Staff report directly to project manager. Project manager responsible for work allocation and staff’s T’s & C’s (line management). Matrix structure Utilise skilled/specialised workers on multiple projects at the same time in order […]