4. Activity Definition


As projects are created and information is gathered to define the overall objective, this process usually results in the definition of a project deliverable but rarely defines the levels of detail required to produce that deliverable. The next step the project manager takes in developing the project plan is to subdivide one project deliverable into several subcomponents of actual work to be completed. This subdivision of work activities to the smallest components is required so that as much detail as possible can be gathered to define the characteristics of each work activity.

The project manager spends much of his time managing cost and resources and scheduling day-to-day work performed on the project, and ...

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