Chapter 8

Identifier Conventions

Unique naming conventions require an approach to creating identifiers for processes, activities, and tasks.


Identifier; convention; standard; code; activity; task

8.1 What is an Identifier (ID)?

An identifier is a short code that is used to refer to a process or an element within a process. The code may be numeric only or a combination of alphabetic characters and numbers. It is best to indicate some kind of sequence to identifiers within a process group.

It is easiest to simply provide some examples of identifiers. For example, a Change Management process could be assigned an identifier such as CHG. The first activity within CHG could be referred to as CHG1. The first task within activity CHG1 could be ...

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