an individual task needed for the completion of a project. It is the smallest, discreet block of time accounted for in the WBS.
The main business or undertaking engaged in by an individual, alone or with others. Activities include: work and work-related, school, shopping, personal business, preparing a meal, cleaning the home, athletics/ exercise, visiting, etc. Activities have the following associated attributes: type, duration, start time, end time, location, and mode of travel to get to the activity location (in the case of an activity that takes place at a location that is different from the previous activity). Participation in activities at different locations is the underlying reason for trip-making. Trip purpose is associated with the main activity type at the destination, for those activities requiring a trip.
In CPM terminology, a task or item of work that must be performed in order to complete a project.
The work performed to produce outputs.
"Activities are the major tasks performed by an organisation to accomplish each of its functions. Several activities may be associated with each function. [â€¦.] â€¦an activity may be performed in relation to one function, or it may be performed in relation to many functions." (DIRKS, Glossary, p.3)
Another name for a work process. (An activity uses inputs and generates outputs.)
A unit of work that has identifiable starting and ending points, that consumes resources (inputs) and produces outputs.
In Microsoft CRM, an action to be performed, such as a task, or a communication item that is sent or received, for example, e-mail, phone calls, faxes, letters, and appointments. The status of activities is tracked and the activity history is stored in the system, so users can view the open and closed activities.
One of the formal areas of work of the W3C, as defined in the Process Document.
All the work done. This does not necessarily reflect capacity or demand as the activity in June may well include demand carried over from May, April or even March
A subset of steps performed for an individual task. For example, an activity would be qualifying patches using HP Patch/iX or Creating a CSLT. Activities are divided into steps.
In PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management, an instance of a catalog item (sometimes called a class) that is available for enrollment. The activity defines such things as the costs that are associated with the offering, enrollment limits and deadlines, and waitlisting capacities. In PeopleSoft Enterprise Performance Management, the work of an organization and the aggregation of actions that are used for activity-based costing. In PeopleSoft Project Costing, the unit of work that provides a further breakdown of projects - usually into specific tasks. In PeopleSoft Workflow, a specific transaction that you might need to perform in a business process. Because it consists of the steps that are used to perform a transaction, it is also known as a step map.
An activity (also known as a task) represents a form or some other responsibility that must be fulfilled before it becomes overdue.
A named process, function, or task that occurs over time and has recognizable results. Activities use up resources to produce products and services. Activities combine to form business processes. [GAO
a business task, or an aggregation of closely related purposeful actions, with clear beginning and ending points, that consumes resources and produces outputs
a clearly definable quantity of work
a Datebook/Calendar or a Todo List/Tasks item
a description of the work performed by a resource, expressed in a verb-noun phrase (e
a generic term for work being performed
a group of contexts in one or more processes that were created to do work for a single client
an element of the work entailed on the project, an actual job or task
an operation or work process that is conducted by an organization and that is intended to produce specific outputs, for example, products or services
a particular person, working for a particular organization, under the auspices of a particular project
a short-term project
a small increment of work within a project
a specific task
a subdivision of a business process that is assigned to a particular organizational or project role for performance
a task or event that is generally, but not always, performed for a contact, account, or opportunity
a task that is accomplished by one or more people in succession
a time period with a brief description which belongs to a project
a unit of (distributed) work that may, or may not be transactional
a unit of work performed within an organisation or a work process, such as screening candidates for admission or evaluating answer books
a unit of work that a worker (i
a unit of work within a process that has a clear purpose
The second level of a business classification scheme. Activities are the major tasks performed by an organisation to accomplish each of its functions. An activity is identified by the name it is given and its scope note. The scope of the activity encompasses all the transactions that take place in relation to it. Depending upon the nature of the transactions involved, an activity may be performed in relation to one function, or it may be performed in relation to many functions. See also Business Classification Scheme, Function and Transaction.
Activities represent the logical grouping of major tasks on a project. The activities will be the construction steps (i.e. Planning, Construction, and Equipment).
A unit of work a worker may be asked to perform
A task, or series of tasks, that needs to be completed to achieve or contribute towards, a goal. ~ more information: Professional Development Plan [none
An activity is an amount of work performed as part of one of the work packages comprising a project.
Task or tasks the person is trying to accomplish
A specific unit of work or service performed.
A task or unit of work within a project or group of projects which usually: has a specific duration has a logical relationships to other tasks (or activities) in a project. makes use of resources (e.g. people, materials, facilities) has a cost that can be related to it
A package of work (same as task) (cf. event). From Field and Keller, Project Management Some behaviour that may persist for the duration of a state (ie something is happening but the 'state' isn't changing. From Bennet et al
That set of tasks which are organized and broken down into a set of procedures to accomplish a specific goal. The distinction between a sub-function and an activity is as much a matter of interpretation as it is a matter of scope.
Day to day tasks undertaken as part of an overall strategy.
detailed set of tasks to produce the outputs that are specified in the research and related themes
Any work performed on a project which uses resources (people, materials or facilities) has an associated cost and duration and results in one or more products. Usually specified in a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Anything that needs to be done to complete a task. See task.
A specific line of work carried on by a governmental unit in order to perform its function as specified by constitutional, statutory, or administrative fiat.
The major tasks performed by the organisation to accomplish each of its functions. Several activities may be associated with each function. It is the second level of a business classification scheme. (AS ISO 15489, Part 2, Clause 188.8.131.52) An activity is identified by the name it is given and its scope (or definition). The scope of the activity encompasses all the transactions that take place in relation to it. Depending on the nature of the transactions involved, an activity may be performed in relation to one function, or it may be performed in relation to many functions. (DIRKS Manual, Glossary) More information on activities is available in Step B of the DIRKS Manual.
Task or lowest level of a work structure; a quantity of work that forms the basis of a plan.
For the passive activity rules, it's the integral economic unit for measuring a taxpayer's level of participation in a trade or business. One location can have more than one business activity. For example, you might have an S corporation that sells computers at retail and does typesetting working out of the same location. The two may be separate activities. On the other hand, two or more related businesses can also be combined into one activity.
The major tasks performed by an organisation to accomplish each of its functions. An activity should be based on a cohesive grouping of transactions producing a singular outcome. (See Function and Business transaction).(State Records of New South Wales Glossary of Recordkeeping Terms at http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/publicsector/rk/glossary/A-C.htm)
Project or task required to carry out a program. The word "activity" is used for any activity or unified group of activities, programs, projects, types of material assistance or other operations. Refers to both project and non-project assistance.
Any step taken or function performed, either mental or physical, toward achieving some objective of a project. Activities include all the work the managers and technical staff do to perform the tasks of the project and organization. Activities have expected duration, cost and resource requirements, and they may be subdivided into tasks.
Processes can be sub-divided into smaller and smaller units or sub-processes. We define activity as the smallest sub-process that a given business process team decides to illustrate on their process diagrams. (We could reverse that and say that a process is made up of one or more activities.) Activities can consist of a single step, like approving a purchase request or placing a cap on a bottle passing on a production line. Other activities involve multiple steps, like filling out a form, or assembling a chair. There is no consistency about how the various methodologies use terms like task and step, but, increasingly, the term activity is reserved for the smallest unit of analysis. A given activity could be performed by one or more employees, by a software system, or by some combination. In the UML notation, both processes and activities are represented by rectangles with rounded corners. (See Business Process Hierarchy.) We sometimes indicate if activities are manual (normal line around rectangle), systems (bold line around rectangle) or mixed activities that involve both manual activities an systems (dashed line around activity rectangle).
A cohesive unit of work, the optimum level of reference for planning and communication. An element of work performed during the course of a project. (Normally has duration, expected cost and expected resource requirements.) Also called a work item. (PMI)
task, job, operation or process consuming time and possibly other resources. (The smallest self-contained unit of work used to define the logic of a project. In general, activities share the following characteristics: a definite duration, logic relationships to other activities in a project, use resources such as people, materials or facilities, and have an associated cost. They should be defined in terms of start and end dates and the person or organisation responsible for their completion.)
A business process, function, or task that occurs over time and has objective, measurable results. Activities transform input transactions into output transactions, operating under some for of external controls, and use resources in the transformation process.
Work carried out by W3C is organized into different Activities. Each Activity has been reviewed by the Advisory Committee and approved by the Director.
The collection of tasks performed or steps in a process.
Persons age 16 and over were asked to classify themselves by their main activity, i.e., working full or part time, a homemaker, in the armed forces, going to school, or retired. ( American Travel Survey )
The smallest unit of work identified on the Project Workplan. (In other methodologies, this may be equivalent to a task.)
For the purposes of the TenStep Project Management Process, an activity is the smallest unit of work identified on the project workplan. (In other methodologies, an activity may be broken down even further into tasks.)
A unit of work to be completed in order to achieve the objectives of a work breakdown structure. See Work Breakdown Structure. In process modeling, an activity requires inputs and produces outputs. See Input/Output.
A group of tasks undertaken to produce a tangible project deliverable.
A set of tasks related either by topic, dependencies, data, common skills, or deliverables. The next level of organization below a phase.
Logical piece of work.
A unit of work or deliverable to be tracked by the program. Has various types that model additional behavior: normal, milestone, decision, and subproject.
Describes the task performed when a defect was uncovered.
A unit of work performed during a business process.
In project management, (1) A major unit of work to be completed in achieving the objectives of a software project. 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 contain tasks or other activities in a hierarchical manner. [IEEE Standard 1058-1998] (2) A defined work that is part of a process lifecycle phase.
A unit of budgetary accountability and control that encompasses specific and distinguishable lines of work performance for the purpose of accomplishing a function for which the City is responsible.
Task, job or process that is the smallest self contained unit of work in a project
A self-contained unit of work within a project (Welcome Software Technology, 1993).
Task or work required to complete part of a project.
Activities are the major tasks or components performed by the organization to accomplish each of its programs. Several activities may be associated with an institutional program..
Describes work performed in the organisation that consumes resources and causes cost to be incurred.
1) In activity-based cost accounting, a task or activity, performed by or at a resource, required in producing the organization's output of goods and services. A resource may be a person, machine, or facility. Activities are grouped into pools by type of activity and allocated to products. 2) In project management, an element of work on a project. It usually has an anticipated duration, anticipated cost, and expected resource requirements. Sometimes “major activity” is used for larger bodies of work.
An element of work performed during the course of a project. An activity normally has an expected duration, expected costs, and expected resource requirements. Activities can be subdivided into tasks.
An activity is a major task captured by a Unified Modeling Language (UML) software design that must take place in order to fulfill an operation contract. Therefore, an activity can represent the invocation of an operation, a step in a business process, or an entire business process. Activities can be decomposed into subactivities, until at the bottom where we find atomic Actions.