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Conditions not under control of the project team that;

  • Influence;
  • Constrain;
  • Direct;

the project.

These factors may enhance or constrain PM options. 

  • May have positive or negative influence on the project outcome.
  • Vary widely in type & nature & may include the following;

 

    • Organizational culture, structure & governance;
    • Organizational established communications channels;
    • Company work authorization systems;
    • Existing human resources; 
    • Stakeholder risk tolerances;

 

  • Geographical distribution of facilities and resources;
  • Personnel administration;     
  • Infrastructure;
  • Project Management Information Systems;

 

  • Government or industry standards;      
  • Marketplace conditions;
  • Political climate;
  • Commercial databases.

Enterprise Environmental Factors are NOT a process input for 20 of the 47 PMBOK processes. Consider those 20 processes carefully.

Enterprise environmental factors ARE a process input for 27 of the 47 PMBOK processes; thats more than half! Those 27 are listed below.

PMBOK therefore proposes that Enterprise Environmental Factors impact planning processes most heavily.

Also noteworthy; only 2 of the 47 PMBOK project processes lead to an update of Enterprise Environmental Factors ( process outputs ) and both are HR processes;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
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enterprise environmental factors Process Inputs 3 Direct and Manage Project Work Execute Integration Management  
Process Inputs 4 Develop Project Charter Initiate and Close Integration Management  
Process Inputs 6 Monitor and Control Project Work Monitor and Control Integration Management  
Process Inputs 4 Perform Integrated Change Control Monitor and Control Integration Management  
Process Inputs 3 Develop Project Management Plan Plan management Integration Management  
Process Inputs 3 Plan Scope Management Plan management Scope Management  
Process Inputs 4 Create WBS Plan execution Scope Management  
Process Inputs 3 Plan Schedule Management Plan management Time Management  
Process Inputs 3 Define Activities Plan execution Time Management  
Process Inputs 12 Develop Schedule Plan execution Time Management  
Process Inputs 9 Estimate Activity Durations Plan execution Time Management  
Process Inputs 7 Estimate Activity Resources Plan execution Time Management  
Process Inputs 6 Sequence Activities Plan execution Time Management  
Process Inputs 3 Plan Cost Management Plan management Cost Management  
Process Inputs 6 Estimate Costs Plan execution Cost Management  
Process Inputs 3 Plan Quality Management Plan management Quality Management  
Process Inputs 6 Acquire Project Team Execute HR Management  
Process Inputs 3 Plan HR Management Plan management HR Management  
Process Inputs 3 Manage Communications Execute Communications Management  
Process Inputs 3 Plan Communications Management Plan management Communications Management  
Process Inputs 3 Plan Risk Management Plan management Risk Management  
Process Inputs 12 Identify Risks Plan execution Risk Management  
Process Inputs 4 Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis Plan execution Risk Management  
Process Inputs 5 Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis Plan execution Risk Management  
Process Inputs 8 Plan Procurement Management Plan management Procurement Managment  
Process Inputs 3 Identify Stakeholders Initiate and Close Stakeholder Managment  
Process Inputs 3 Plan Stakeholder Management Plan management Stakeholder Managment  
             
             
             
   
   
   
   
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