Chapter 4

Project Context (Project Environment)


The project context, or project environment, is explained. The project context consists of internal and external stakeholders and constraints, and the external constraints are best summarized in the acronym PESTLE, which stands for Political, Economic, Social, Technical, Legal, and Environmental. The effect of these constraints is discussed.


Project context; project environment; PESTLE; environmental legislation

Chapter Outline

Projects are influenced by a multitude of factors which can be external or internal to the organization responsible for its management and execution. The important thing for the project ...

Get Project Management, Planning and Control, 6th Edition now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.