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Question Regarding HR Develop Project Team Outputs 4 years 2 months ago #11018

  • Dana M. Anderson
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Hi. I think I'm following directions to publish this question here. I initially sent it to Dan Ryan, the greatest Study Coach on this planet and he suggested I share my confusion. (P.S. I have received a reply, but I still don't seem to get it)

Here's the (updated) question:

I have read it over and over again, asked other students, but I still can`t wrap my head around understanding how documents regarding personnel administration, training records and skill assessments once updated are EEFs.
To me, they are OPAs.
Can you shed some light

It was suggested is look at EEFs as macro assets and OPAs as micro assets and I think I can change that mindset provided I stop thinking of OPAs as internal documents, templates, etc. and EEFs as external conditions (e.g., labor / zoning laws, cultural requirements, etc.)

Should I consider EEFs to be macro actions, occurring as a result of an external condition?
Am I overcomplicating this?

Hoping tomorrow is the day my PMP Certification knowledge blossoms, I remain,

Question Regarding HR Develop Project Team Outputs 4 years 2 months ago #11029

  • John Wolverton
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Dana, If that's the only question you have going into the test tomorrow you should be ok. I didn't use this distinction at all during my test and was fine. Sidenote: I did find a White Paper I like based on your question www.mosaicprojects.com.au/WhitePapers/WP1026_EEF_OPA.pdf
However, I would just stick to the PMBOK Guide explanation of EEF and OPA.
Best Wishes
John F. Wolverton, PMP®

Question Regarding HR Develop Project Team Outputs 4 years 2 months ago #11064

  • Steven Mudrinich, PMP
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An easy way to think about it is that EEAs are things outside of the project's control such as regulations, laws, etc while OPAs are things inside the project or project organization's scope of influence such as templates, lessons learned databases, etc. Thinking of it as macro vs micro could cause you unnecessary confusion on test day.

- Steven
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