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How to Survey Changes to Your External Business Environment | Video

How to Survey Changes to Your External Business Environment | Video

A wise Project Manager knows that their job is not constrained by the boundaries of their project. You need to be able to Survey Changes to Your External Business Environment.

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External Business Environment

Your project sits within the context of your organization. And your organization sits within a far wider external business environment.

And, as a serious project manager, you need to be able to look ahead, and survey recent and coming changes to your external business environment.

Horizon Scanning

You need to be a Meerkat. You need to scan your business horizon regularly.

Develop a Business Change Roadmap

Use one of the acronyms:

  • PESTLE
  • PESTER
  • SPECTRES

I recommend the SPECTRES Acronym

  • Social (& society)
  • Political
  • Economic (& financial)
  • Commercial (& competitive market)
  • Technology
  • Regulation (& legislation)
  • Environment
  • Security (& safety)

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About the Author Mike Clayton

Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.

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