The Environment in Which Projects Operate

(Section 2 of the PMBOK® Guide)

21.Answer: D.

PMBOK® Guide, page 38, Section 2.2.1

Enterprise Environmental Factors

Enterprise environmental factors (EEFs) refer to conditions, not under the control of the project team, that influence, constrain, or direct the project. Enterprise environmental factors are considered inputs to most planning processes, may enhance or constrain project management options, and may have a positive or negative influence on the outcome.

EEFs vary widely in type or nature. These factors need to be considered if the project is to be effective. EEFs include, but are not limited to, the factors below.

The following EEFs are internal to the organization:

Organizational culture, ...

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