An aggregate or summary activity. All related activities are tied as one summary activity and reported at the summary level. A hammock groups activities, milestones, or other hammocks together for reporting . Most PM software calculates the duration of a hammock from the early and late dates of the activities to which it is link ed.

(Wideman Comparative Glossary of Common Project Management Terms v2.1)

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