An element of work performed during the course of a project. An activity normally has an expected duration, an expected cost, and expected resource requirements. Activities can be subdivided into tasks.
Identifying the specific activities that must be performed to produce the various project deliverables.
A short phrase or label used in a project network diagram. The activity description normally describes the scope of work of the activity.
Estimating the number of work periods that will be needed to complete individual activities.
Identifying and documenting interactivity logical relationships.
See arrow diagramming method.
See precedence diagramming method.
Total costs incurred that must relate to whatever cost was budgeted within the planned value and earned value (which can sometimes be direct labor hours alone, direct costs alone, or all costs including indirect costs) in accomplishing work during a given
This term has been replaced with the term actual cost.
The point in time that work actually ended on an activity. (Note: In some application areas, the activity is considered "finished" when work is "substantially complete".)
The point in time that work actually started on an activity.
Generating, gathering, and disseminating information to formalize phase or project completion.
A category of projects that have common elements not present in all projects. Application areas are usually defined in terms of either the product of the project (i.e., by similar technologes or industry sectors) or the type of customer (e.g., internal ve
The graphic presentation of an activity. See also arrow diagramming method.
A network diagramming technique in which activities are represented by arrows. The tail of the arrow represents the start, and the head represents the finish of the activity (the length of the arrow does not represent the expected duration of the activity
See data date .
Assumptions are factors that, for planning purposes, are considered to be true, real, or certain. Assumptions affect all aspects of project planning, and are part of the progressive elaboration of the project. Project teams frequently identify, document,
A technique that explores the assumptions' accuracy and identifies risks to the project from inaccuracy, inconsistency, or incompleteness of assumptions.
The calculation of late finish dates and late start dates for the uncompleted portions of all network activities. Determined by working backwards through the network logic from the project`s end date. The end date may be calculated in a forward pass or s
A graphic display of schedule-related information. In the typical bar chart, activities or other project elements are listed down the left side of the chart, dates are shown across the top, and activity durations are shown as date-placed horizontal ba