- Lack of Long Range Planning: Organizations are involved in achieving the objectives of temporary projects. This may adversely affect strategic planning for long-term direction and scope of the organization.
- Organizational Disruption: Projects compete for people and resources with functional departments. This may disrupt the normal functioning of the organization.
- Constrained Human Resource Development: Shifting people form project to project may constrain the training and development of new employees by experienced employees.
- Reluctance for Authority Delegation: Senior line mangers may be unwilling to delegate authority to project managers. They may be afraid of losing their positions to project managers. Top management support may also be lacking.
- Organizational Restructuring: Organizational restructuring for project management may require changes. They may be resisted by employees in functional departments.
- Team-related Problems: Members of project team lack stability. This constrains effective team work. Team identity and norms development take a long time. Team members have divided loyalty if they work on multiple projects and also report to line managers.
- Conflicts: Conflicts in project team may not be manged effectively. They can disrupt the project. Project autonomy may create with line department.
- Unsuitable: Project management may not be suitable for all tasks. It is not suitable for small organizations which lack resources.
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