The project has its Terrain (Internal) which sits within the Terrain of the Business and the wider world (External).
EPMs maintain awareness of the Terrain within the project and the Terrain external to the project.
They focus on the few things that must have attention at this point in the project.
They ‘keep an eye open’ for those things that will need attention in the next period and note the speed they are approaching.
……… a bit like driving on the motorway….