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Project Constraints

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Mahendra Gupta
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There are a number of project constraints that project managers talk about. However, are there any significant constraints that can't be overlooked? If yes, what are they and how to manage them?

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Rafael Davila
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No discussion about constraints is complete without talking about resource constraints.

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Please be aware that "similar" constraints work in different ways depending on the software you are using.

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Yes, it is true that there are a number of project constraints. However, there are six significant constraints that everyone must consider and think of ways to eliminate them. Scope, budget, time, etc.are a few prominent ones. Here is an insightful blog to learn more.

https://www.saviom.com/blog/six-project-constraints-and-ways-to-manage-them/
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There are two uses of the word constraint in project scheduling, one is the effect of various limits in the surrounding environment such as resources and finance Zoltan Palffy has a good list in his answer. 

The other is schedule constraints which are various dates imposed on the schedule to influence the analysis (eg, 'start-no-earlier-than').  There are eleven of these listed in my book Easy CPM with a number of variants. Fixed constraints are not recommended, and are prohibited under the DCMA 14 point checklist. 

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the amount of available time to perform work in itself is a constraint 

the amount of available resources is a constraint

acceptable noise levels while working is a constraint

limited working hours are a constraint 

cash flow is a constraint

fedaral, state and local regulations are a constraint

the supply chain shortage is a constraint

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There is the traditional triple constraints placed on a project - scope, time and cost. That essentially mean, change one and another needs to change - for example, want something cheaper? then either reduce the scope or take longer to complete the project, but you cna't deliver the same scope for reduced cost and time.

 

Other than that, please elaborate further on your question and we can try helping more.