Five Constraints of Project

There are five constraints that operate on every project.

  1. The first one is Scope which is a statement in which we define clearly what will be done in the project and what will not be done in the given project.
  2. The second one is Quality which is of two types. One is product quality that refers to the quality of the deliverables of the project. The other one is process quality which is the quality of the process Project Management itself.
  3. The third constraint is Cost which is the budget of the project.
  4. The fourth is Time which specifies the deadline of the project. Note that if customer gives very less time for the project to be completed then as result Project Manager will ask for more Cost as compensation.
  5. The fifth and the last is Resources. Resources can be people, machines or anything which would be used as a resource for the project.