Business ConstraintBusiness constraints include anything that the business can't change that affects a project. For example, a business may have commitments to partners, customers or regulators.
CostA limited budget is an extremely common constraint.
DesignAn imposed design approach or condition that is beyond the project to change.
Due DiligenceDue diligence is the level of care, judgement and investigation that can be reasonably expected of an organization or professional. As due diligence is a legal requirement or professional ethic it generally can't be skipped to expedite a project.
FacilitiesA limit or restriction on a facility such as a data center.
Human ResourcesStaffing constraints such as a fixed size team.
InfrastructureUse of existing infrastructure that has constraints such as capacity limitations, speed or functionality.
LegalLaws, regulations or agreements that restrict project options.
MethodologyThe imposed requirement to use a particular approach such as a project management methodology.
Organizational ConstraintAn organizational constraint such as the need to share resources with functional managers.
Physical ConstraintA physical constraint such as the size of land or floor space available in a data center.
Process ConstraintA requirement to adhere to a process such as a budgeting process with cut-off dates.
ProcurementProcurement practices, procedures or processes that must be followed.
QualityA quality condition or specification that is a mandatory requirement.
Resource ConstraintResource constraints such as the power capacity of a data center.
Risk ToleranceThe amount of risk that the sponsor is willing to take on.
Scope ConstraintThe minimum scope of a project such as a particular set of requirements.
Technical ConstraintAn imposed technology constraint that's beyond the authority of the project to change such as a platform that must be used.
Time ConstraintA date that must be met.
|Overview: Project Constraint
A definite and fixed limitation or restriction on a project.