Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEFs) refer to any or all external environmental factors and internal organizational environmental factors that surround or influence a project's success. These factors may come from any or all of the enterprises involved in the project and may include the organizational culture and structure, infrastructure, existing resources, commercial databases, market conditions, project management software, etc..
Enterprise Environmental Factors may constrain project management options and may have a positive or negative influence on the outcome. They are considered as inputs to most planning processes.
Enterprise Environmental Factors include, but are not limited to the following:
• Organizational culture and structure,
• Government or industry standards (e.g., regulatory agency regulations, codes of conduct, product standards, quality standards, and workmanship standards),
• Infrastructure (e.g., existing facilities and capital equipment),
• Existing human resources (e.g., skills, disciplines, and knowledge, such as design, development, law, contracting, and purchasing),
• Personnel administration (e.g., hiring and firing guidelines, employee performance reviews, and training records),
• Company work authorization systems,
• Marketplace conditions,
• Stakeholder risk tolerances,
• Commercial databases (e.g., standardized cost estimating data, industry risk study information, and risk databases), or
• Project management information systems (e.g., an automated tool suite, such as a scheduling software tool, a configuration management system, an information collection and distribution system, or web interfaces to other online automated systems).
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