Enterprise Environmental Factors

Posted on September 16, 2009 by

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A very common input into the PMBOK®’s project management processes, Enterprise Environmental Factors are “internal and external environmental factors that surround or influence a project’s success” (PMBOK, p. 14).

Unlike the other very common input of Organizational Process Assets, which are truly assets that are of benefit to the project manager, Enterprise Environmental Factors may be either beneficial or harmful to a project.

Examples of Enterprise Environmental Factors include the culture of the organization, government and industry standards, infrastructure, existing human resources, marketplace conditions, stakeholder risk tolerances, political climate, and commercial databases.

For instance, for Todd Speidell’s auto restoration business, his Enterprise Environmental Factors include:

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