What You Never Knew About Enterprise Environmental Factors
When it comes to running a project, there are some factors that will determine whether a project is going to succeed. Some of these factors might be with the control of your organization. At times, some of these factors can be manipulated to your own advantage and there are some rules that you have made that will actually stand against your project when you are about to proceed with the project. In this article, I want to tell you some of the facts that you need to know about Enterprise Environmental Factors. Follow me as we are going to look at some of these factors in this article.
In this article, my focus is not to pick the factors one after the other and discuss them. I am more interested in opening your eye to how you can take Enterprise Environmental Factors into consideration when you need to make project decisions so that you can avoid some of the pitfalls that are on the way of your project. I believe if you can follow some of the advice that I am going to come up with in this article, your next project is going to be a success.
Before I delve into the discussion, I need to be sure that you really understand what Enterprise Environmental Factors otherwise known as EEF is. They are internal or external factors that are available in the organization or outside the organization that will determine whether your project is going to be a success or not. I have also stated it that you cannot do anything about EEF, you just need to play along when it comes to EEF issue. The more you are able to manage it, the more the chances of running a successful project.
What to do…
#1 Adequate planning
The very first thing you need to do is to have adequate planning in place. You need to take time to understand the scope of the project. You need to know what is covered and what is not covered in the project. With adequate planning, you will be able to identify some of the pitfalls that will stand in the way of your project. This will allow you to determine some of the ways of addressing some of the pitfalls.
#2 Identify stakeholders
There is a need for you to also identify stakeholders for your project. As discussed in my previous article, stakeholders are individual that will be affected positively or negatively by your project. You can also discuss some of these EEF issues with your stakeholders. When you have a concrete discussion revolving around EEF with your stakeholders, they will be able to help you to navigate around those terrible EEFs.
#3 Top Management to the rescue
Also, you need to parley with the top management if you want to succeed in your project. No matter the number of stakeholders that you have to deal with, you should understand that it is only the top management most especially the boss that can help you to cut corners. Take, for example, the rule says staffs must close by 5pm and you have a project that will warrant people staying beyond 5pm daily.
What do you need to do? You need to consider paying your employees for overtime and taking to the top management so that they can assist in convincing the employees to agree to do overtime.
#4 Proper feasibility
I want to also state this categorically here. It is not all projects that should be started in the first place. Some are better left undone. You need to consider the feasibility of your project in line with your Enterprise Environmental Factors. If you noticed that it will be possible to achieve the objective of the project or that the risk is too high. You can consider the alternative or you can decide not to embark on such a project. It is better not to execute such projects than to fail woefully.
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