Enterprise environmental factors (EEF) are an input to many of the PMI processes. The definition from the PMBOK glossary is "conditions, not under the immediate control of the team, that influence, constrain, or direct the project, program, or portfolio."

Generally, these are considerations from outside the project team. They can be internal or external to the organization. An EFF for a construction project could be the weather or environment. EEF also include laws and regulations, professional standards, corporate policies, the marketplace, business or political climate, facilities and available tools.

More examples of enterprise environmental factors:

Related: organizational process assets, constraint

EEF are inputs to (this list is currently far from complete):

Manage project team creates EEF as outputs.

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