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What is the difference between a composite organization and a hybrid organization structure? They seem to be 2 different names for the same thing.
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Friends, The composite and hybrid organization structures seem to be different names for the same type, but PMBOK6 has show these as 2 different types. Can anyone throw some light?

Lalit
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Lalit -

Assuming you are referring to page 46 of the Guide, the term "Composite" appears to be used as a sub-type of project-oriented organization whereas hybrid is showing up as both a sub-type of project-oriented organization and a separate type unto itself. Given this lack of clarity, I'd agree with you that from a common usage of the terms, I'd equate the two as meaning the same type of organization structure and ignore the (composite, hybrid) references to Project-oriented organization structures.

Kiron
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Feb 11, 2019 10:12 PM
Ravi Kishan Paliwal
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Kiron, really appreciate the way you explain things. Thanks.
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Feb 11, 2019 4:04 PM
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Lalit -

Assuming you are referring to page 46 of the Guide, the term "Composite" appears to be used as a sub-type of project-oriented organization whereas hybrid is showing up as both a sub-type of project-oriented organization and a separate type unto itself. Given this lack of clarity, I'd agree with you that from a common usage of the terms, I'd equate the two as meaning the same type of organization structure and ignore the (composite, hybrid) references to Project-oriented organization structures.

Kiron
Kiron, really appreciate the way you explain things. Thanks.
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Thanks Kiron for your clarification. I will continue the same topic further.

The description for multi Divisional is also confusing. The wording, "may replicate functions of each division with little centralization" makes it closer to projectized.

If I divide by type of business process, then it becomes "Functional". If I divide by geography, then it becomes projectized. If I divide by program or portfolio, then of course it is projectized.

In summary, I would say that the organization structures given in PMBOK5 were more logical and easier to understand.
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It is very difficult to explain the differences among Multidivisional, Composite, Hybrid to the PMP students

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