Good project managers, especially those working in an Agile environment that can be very internally focused on the client-team collaboration, need to continuously scan the environment for external changes that might impact their projects. Make this a part of your periodic risk assessment. These can include legal, compliance, regulatory, financial, economic, and cultural changes.
- Events scheduled at the same time as yours that may cause you to rethink your date.
- Disruptive technologies that may replace the product or service you are developing.
- Employment laws that may affect the team.
- Major weather disruptions that may cause project delays or the need for workarounds.
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