The Project Manager/Functional Manager Partnership

  title={The Project Manager/Functional Manager Partnership},
  author={George Pitagorsky},
  journal={Project Management Journal},
  pages={16 - 7}
  • George Pitagorsky
  • Published 1 December 1998
  • Engineering, Business
  • Project Management Journal
Project Management Journal 7 The collaborative relationship between functional managers (FMs) and project and program managers (PMs) is critical to effective project performance and to the well-being of any organization. This paper defines PM and FM roles, discusses issues regarding FM/PM relations, and offers recommendations that promote collaborative relationships aimed at furthering the organization’s success. There is no cookbook approach—PMs, FMs, and their management must creatively adapt… 

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