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6.1 Activity Definition


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 Decomposition

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

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

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6.1.3 Activity Definition - Outputs Activity list Supporting detail 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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