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Question about EEF- Personnel Administration 7 years 3 months ago #1443

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I have a question about the Enterprise Environmental Factors stated in various parts of PMBOK e.g. p.80.

Why it isn't a Organizational Process Assets since this involves company guidelines like hiring and firing / employee preformance review etc.

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Re:Question about EEF- Personnel Administration 7 years 3 months ago #1444

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Silvia,

I'm not sure that I understand your question: Are you asking "What is the difference between EEF and OPA?" or are you asking why a particular item is an EEF and not an OPA?
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I mean why the Personnel Administration is an EEF and not OPA. I also got a bit confuse on the difference between EEF and OPA

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Re:Question about EEF- Personnel Administration 7 years 3 months ago #1450

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Silvia,

Ah! I see what you are saying.

Enterprise environmental factors can be external and/or internal factors. The idea is that your project is embedded in an "environment" and that this "environment" has certain factors that guide and limit what you can do on your project.

The Personnel Administration in this particular situation is an internal EEF. It's clearly not an Organizational Process Asset because it doesn't address a project / project management process. It discusses how to hire/fire and manage personnel.

If you read through the definitions of OPA and EEF in the appendix and you apply these definitions to the various factors and assets, then you'll get a clearer picture of why an item is an OPA or an EEF.

But I agree that it can be confusing and that it's sometimes not easy.
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