What is Tight Matrix?



In a previous article, we have already studied the different types of organization structure. Based on that, try to answer the question below,

A form of project organization where power is evenly shared between the functional manager and the project manager is called,

A. A tight matrix
B. A weak matrix
C. A balanced matrix
D. A strong matrix

The correct answer is option C because we all know the power is equally shared between the functional manager and the project manager in balanced matrix. But before we reach option C we have option A that says "Tight Matrix"

What exactly is a Tight Matrix? We have definitely not read about that in the organization structures article.

The reason to that is simple - Tight Matrix has nothing to do with organizational structures. It can be best described as a co-located team. For instance, in a war room scenario where the entire project team sits at the same place to solve a certain issue, that right there is co-location also known as tight matrix

So although the option A in the above question looks like a seemingly related choice, its presence is only to confuse the aspirant!

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