Political: Every project has both internal politics and external politics. The internal politics like team jealousies, cohesive projects, and personal interests occur in all projects and must be considered and managed by stakeholders. The external politics refer to those which the stakeholders do not control. These events include all political events like employment laws, tax policies, trade restrictions, trade reforms, environmental regulations, political stability, tariffs, etc.
Economic: This factor takes into consideration all events that affect the internal and external economic environment. The internal or micro-economic events relate to the project viability and internal soundness of the project. Financial models and accounting techniques need to be used during the evaluation phase to ensue viability of the project. The external or macro-economic events include interstate taxes, embargoes, interest rates, economic growth, recession, inflation rate, exchange rate, minimum wage, wage rates, unemployment, cost of living, working hours, credit availability, financing availability, etc.
Sociological: The sociological factor takes into consideration all events that affect the market and community socially. Thus, the advantages and disadvantages to the people of the area in which the project is taking place also need to be considered. These events include cultural expectations, norms, population dynamics, healthy consciousness, career altitudes, global warming, etc.
Technological: This factor takes into consideration all events that affect technology. Since technology often becomes outdated within a few months after it is launched, it is important to consider this. This factor could also take into consideration all barriers to entry in certain markets and changes to financial decisions.
Legal: This factor takes into consideration all legal aspects like employment, quotas, taxation, resources, imports and exports, etc.
Environmental: This factor takes into consideration ecological and environmental aspects that could be either economic or social in nature. These include temperature, monsoons, natural calamities, access by rail, air, and road, ground conditions, ground contamination, nearby water sources, and so forth.