Guided Tour - step 4 of 13
Note the assumptions and constraints
During the planning phase assumptions are factors considered to be true, real, or certain and involve a degree of risk (e.g.: if the project development needs a certified staff in a certain domain, the project manager may assume that it will be available).
Constraints are restrictions that affect the performance of the project. The budget is the most popular constraint, which limits the scope, staffing and schedule. In construction weather can be a serious constraint for project success.
Both assumptions and constraints are important issues to be considered along the project life.