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Defining Project Activities and Tasks


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Full course description




4-5 Hours






What you'll learn:

Since the schedule represents the framework or agreement for which a project will be carried out, it is critical to first identify all activities or work that needs to be accomplished in order to logically link them and produce the deliverables.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the inputs, tools & techniques, and outputs associated with defining project activities
  • Identify the decomposition technique
  • Identify how the rolling wave planning and agile techniques function in project schedule planning
  • Identify techniques in developing project teams and the importance this has on schedule development
  • Identify how to develop a schedule baseline
  • Identify the functions of a Work Breakdown Structure, a WBS Dictionary, and a Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)

What you'll do:

View lecture videos and read accompanying book chapters and articles. Write a reflection and submit the final quiz.

Who this course is designed for:

Anyone interested in learning about Project Schedule Management


Meet the instructor

Denise Bates - Professor

Denise E. Bates holds a Master’s Certification in Project Management and is Assistant Professor of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University. She studies leadership in indigenous communities, with a particular emphasis on intergenerational mentorship, project implementation and community development.