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6.1 Activity Definition

Introduction

Activity definition involves identifying and documenting the specific activities that must be performed in order to produce the deliverables and sub-deliverables in the work breakdown structure.

6.1.1 Inputs

  1. Work breakdown structure
  2. Scope statement
  3. Historical information
  4. Constraints
  5. Assumptions

6.1.2 Tools & Techniques

  1. Decomposition
  2. Templates

6.1.3 Outputs

  1. Activity list
  2. Supporting detail
  3. Work breakdown structure updates

 

 

 

 

 

 


6.1.2 Activity Definition - Tools and Techniques

6.1.2.1 Decomposition

The major difference between decomposition here and in Scope Definition is that the final outputs are describes as activities.

 

6.1.2.2 Templates

An activity list from a previous project is often used as a template.

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6.1.3 Activity Definition - Outputs

6.1.3.1 Activity list

 

6.1.3.2 Supporting detail

 

6.1.3.3 Work breakdown structure updates

In using the WBS to identify which activities are needed, the project team may require refinements to update the WBS for:

These are most likely when the project involves new and unproven technology.

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