Track: Project Management
Star Model is a framework for organization design and has been highlighted for its completeness and holistic perspective. Star Model has also been adapted to Project-Based Organizations' (PBO) design. Some researchers have chosen this guideline considering the connections and interdependence between its five components: Strategy, Process, Rewards, Human Resources and Structure. However, there is no quantitative viewpoint about these connections in the literature yet. In this paper, the interconnections between the Star Models' components are modelled and measured and analyzed using the Network Analysis (NA) tool. NA is a technique that allows predicting the structure of the relationships between entities and uses graph theory for deploying its connections through mathematical indicators. The results obtained confirm that all Star Model components are linked effectively but at different levels, and some components are the bridge for maintaining their relationships. This research seeks to be a management tool for project managers and organizational analysts, giving quantitative support for effective organizational design and implementation.