Pyramiding project management productivity

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Contemporary management literature often describes the most enormous challenge facing American industry: To improve productivity growth. In response, executives and managers are now exploring procedures that can help them accomplish this challenge. This article examines the critical factors that can help organizations improve their productivity in relation to matrix management. In doing so, it discusses the different ways of defining and measuring productivity and outlines a nine-element method for improving productivity, one that uses a pyramid structure to design, develop, and implement a project-driven matrix management philosophy, one which conceptualizes the totality of its many elements, one based on the projects objective. It defines the purpose and the function of each element: organizational mission, project objectives, project goals, project strategies, organizational structure, project team roles, systems, style, and project resources.
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