Always Scan for External Environment Change

risk management Jun 02, 2019
Always Scan for External Environment Change

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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