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TOPIC: Advice for keeping Enterprise Environmental Factors and Org. Process Assets straight?

Advice for keeping Enterprise Environmental Factors and Org. Process Assets straight? 1 year 6 months ago #13608

  • Connie Lopez
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In exam simulation, I'm frequently missing questions regarding the difference between Enterprise Environmental Factors and Organizational Process Assets. I keep reading the PMBOK descriptions but I'm still not able to separate the two in my mind. Anyone have any advice or easily remembered study tips for identifying the differences?

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Advice for keeping Enterprise Environmental Factors and Org. Process Assets straight? 1 year 5 months ago #13623

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Connie,

The EEFs and OPAs can definitely be easy to confuse. I think the simplest way to think about them is "is this thing changing my project environment or not?". For example, a regulation or law that comes externally to the project is an EEF; you have no control over how something outside your project affects your project environment. On the other hand, an internal process or technique, such as a lessons learned database, a spreadsheet, a work flow tactic, these are things that are processes set in place by your organization to complete the project. They enhance the project, rather than externally force it in a particular direction. I hope this is somewhat clarifying. You can always sit down and try and memorize some of the more common ones.

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