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What's the difference between internal and external conflicts?

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Please clarify the differences between internal and external conflicts, as well as which kind of conflicts is more dangerous and risky to the project.
asked 10 years ago by anonymous

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In project management, internal conflicts are those conflicts happening within the company/organization, for example: conflicts between team members, conflicts between the managers, and conflicts between the internal stakeholders.

External conflicts, on the other hand, are those conflicts happening between someone from within the company and someone outside the company (yet still a stakeholder). For example, conflicts between the Project Manager and the clients, conflicts between the Project Manager and the suppliers are considered to be external conflicts.
answered 10 years ago by humblepm (17,390 points)

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