International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management
Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2010, PP 29-40

Project Strategy: Matching Project Structure to Project Type to Achieve Better Success

Michael Poli, Ilija Ćosić and Bojan Lalić


This research looked at a number of real-life projects to determine if a distinct project structure was employed for a specific project type and whether the project structure/project type pairing employed had an effect on project success (i.e., which project structures when employed with which project type led to project success and which did not). Often organizations use only one particular project structure, the matrix, for their projects. Unfortunately one size does not fit all. Form must fit function. Project managers must be able to choose the project structure which is appropriate for their project and thus better position their project to be more successful, to create better business results and achieve the competitive advantage/value that the organization envisioned.


Key words: projectstructure, project type, project success, project strategy
Article history: Received (13.06.2010); Revised (19.06.2010); Accepted (20.06.2010)
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