This process identifies and documents specific actions to be performed to produce the project deliverables. This process breaks down packages into activities that provide a basis for estimating, scheduling, executing, monitoring and controlling work (PMI, 2013).
Defining the activities to create the WBS and the statement of work is critical. Many times in my work organization, they do not have these activities addressed. They will say, here are some resources, get it done by next month. This sets us up for failure. In the Air Force, not having qualified or trained personnel is more common than not.
Define Activities: Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs. Reprinted from "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 5th ed." by Project Management Institute, 2013, p. 149. Copyright 2013 by PMI.Inc. Reprinted without permission.
1. Schedule Management Plan: This schedule management plan was created specifically for this portfolio example as an input to the Define Activities process. The homework assignment 5.6 from PMGT 613 was used as an example to explain the rules of performance measure.
2. Decomposition (Tools and Techniques):This artifact was taken from PMGT 501, assignment 2.5
3. Schedule; activities list (Output): this schedule was taken from the group project from PMGT 614.