Generically, an activity or set of activities that might be defined as part of a process. When used within a phrase such as 'Standard Operational Task' it defines a well documented, controlled, proceduralised, and usually low risk, activity. The procedure controlling the manner in which the task is carried out would be subject to formal Change Control. Technical Observation Post A prearranged meeting of specialist technical support staff from within the IT support organisation brought together to focus on specific aspects of IT availability.
The smallest indivisible part of an activity that is needed to track a project, such that it becomes impractical, or of no benefit, to break down the activity any further.
A task identifies an activity for which a user wants to separately budget or monitor costs. Tasks allow a user the ability to further define a project into separate functions for which the user can separately budget and monitor expenditures. A user has the ability to define top-level task definitions for all project types.