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TOPIC: EEFs vs OPAs

EEFs vs OPAs 2 years 10 months ago #18369

  • Alexander Brown
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Hi All,
Who has found a successful way to distinguish the EEFs and OPAs for the different processes. I’m trying not to just memorize which EEFs and OPAs fall under which process group.. but that seems like it may have to happen. Interested in hearing any other strategies!

EEFs vs OPAs 2 years 9 months ago #18403

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If it's an organizational process, procedure, policy it's an OPA. It's usually not updated by project but influences the project. Eg: Change control procedures, HR policies
Artifacts created by project are OPAs. Eg: Lessons learned etc
Templates developed or tailored by organization are OPAs.

Anything outside process, procedure, policy, but pertaining to your organization are EEFs. Eg: Org structure, Hardware, software systems, Resources
Influence from outside the org are EEFs. eg: political influences
Industry standard templates are EEFs.

If it's a "system" it's EEF, if it's a repository (data) it's OPA. Eg: Configuration management knowledge is OPA, Configuration management system is EEF.

EEFs vs OPAs 2 years 9 months ago #18407

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Hi Alexander

Enterprise environmental factor (EEF) and organizational process assets (OPA) are widely discussed in the PMBOK Guide and are input in almost all processes.
Organizational process assets help organizations to continuously improve their process, help project management teams to learn, and share the best practices by using a collective knowledge base. On the other hand, enterprise environmental factors may or may not help your organizations. These are the conditions in which your organization has to work, and does not fall under the control of the project management team.
Here you can read this article to have a solid understanding regarding the topic www.projectcubicle.com/enterprise-environmental-factors
Last edit: by Cornelius Fichtner.

EEFs vs OPAs 2 years 9 months ago #18419

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Thank you for the response!
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