The PMBOK Refresher

Project Constraints

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  1. Name the six basic competing project constraints that must be balanced.
    1. Scope
    2. Time
    3. Schedule
    4. Budget
    5. Resources
    6. Risks
  2. What is meant by “competing constraints.”
    • If any one constraint changes, at least one other constraint is likely to be affected.
  3. Are these six constraints all that might appear during a project?
    • No, others may appear, depending on the nature of the project.
  4. To manage the competing constraints, what three tasks are used by the stakeholders?
    • They must i) assess the situation, ii) balance the demands, and iii) maintain proactive communication with stakeholders.