Defining the Project Activities

You and your project team are armed with the six inputs I've listed previously and are ready to start defining the activities in order to create the project scope. Sounds like fun, huh? This process and its complexity will be in proportion to the size of the project scope. In other words, larger projects require more detail and more planning time, while smaller projects, like changing all the keyboards in your company, won't be all that special or too time-consuming to plan. My advice to you—the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) candidate—on your exam is to think of the largest project you can imaging, such as creating a skyscraper, and then you'll see the reason to use all or most of these project processes.

Let's take a look at the methods used to define the project activities, which the following sections explain in detail.

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