Deﬁning the Project Activities
Creation of the product or service comes about due to the work the project teamcompletes. The sum of the time of the work equates to when the project is completed.In addition to the duration of activities, there are other factors of time to consider,such as the following:
Project management activities
The sequence of activities
Reliance on internal and external events
Known and unknown events affecting the projectProject time management is based predominantly on planning. The rest is aboutcontrol and execution. Planning for project schedules may stem from deadlines,customer demands, hard and soft logic, and a bit of prediction.
Getting to Work: Deﬁning the Activities
The activity list is an output of activity definition, and includes all of the activitiesto be performed within the project. The list must be in line with the project scope.Remember the project scope? It’s a description of all the required work, and onlythe required work, to complete the project. In a sense, the activity list is a furtherdefinition of the project scope since it includes only those actions needed tocomplete the project scope.
Time management relies on several inputs to monitor and control the project schedule.