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Activity

(Contrast with: process, task)

If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing.
             - Edwards Deming

An activity is a major unit of work to be completed in achieving the objectives of a process. An activity has precise starting and ending dates, incorporates a set of tasks to be completed, consumes resources, and results in work products. An activity may have a precedence relationship with other activities. For example, finish-to-start, start-to-start, finish-to-finish (refer precedence diagram).

Processes are Partitioned into Activities and Tasks

Examples of Activities

The major activities in each phase of the Joint Application Design process are:

  • Plan session
  • Conduct session
  • Wrap-up session

Defining an Activity

Activities are defined in terms of:

Entry criteria
  • Prior activities complete
  • Prior deliverables approved
  • Tasks defined
  • Deliverables defined
  • Resources available
  • Responsibilities defined
  • Work authorised.
Tasks
  • Task definition
  • Task sequence
  • Deliverable definition
  • Deliverable acceptance criteria
Exit criteria
  • Tests passed
  • Deliverables verified
  • Deliverables approved
  • Review complete
  • Acceptance criteria satisfied
Collaboration

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RE Definition: activity

Great Job

By harry » Fri 31-Jan-2020, 17:40, My rating: ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✩

With the help of your mentioned major activities in every phase of Joint Application Design, I am glad that I have found source sitejabber where I can read trusted reviews about any writing website. I would make a schedule so that I could accomplish my assigned task on time. I would also be very careful on conduct session.

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