ProjectsAn IT department is composed of functional teams with team members commonly reporting to a project manager or multiple project managers within the scope of project work.
ProductsAn ecommerce company is structured into product teams that release product features on a monthly basis. It is common for one individual to report to multiple product teams. For example, a graphic designer may contributor to features on four different products in a given month.
Cross Functional TeamsMatrix management allows for cross functional teams that span departments such as information technology, operations, marketing and finance. For example, a bank may develop a trading algorithm with a team of programmers, risk management specialists and traders.
Special AssignmentsA software company has a functional structure of individual contributors reporting to team managers with the occasional special assignment that involves a dotted reporting line. For example, a database specialist assigned to a marketing technology team may be temporarily assigned to create a report for the head of sales.
|Overview: Matrix Management|
The use of multiple reporting lines within an organization to allow for flexible work assignments and team configurations.