A cohesive, individual unit of work that is a subdivision of an activity and part of the total work needed to accomplish a project. Also sometimes called an activity. Tasks take place over a period of time and generally consumes resources. The term usually used to refer to a piece of work contained within an activity within a work package. While it is an identifiable piece of work, its extent is less than that which qualifies it as a work package.

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Task-The term usually used to refer to a piece of work contained within a work package. While it is an identifiable piece of work, its extent is less than that which qualifies it as awork package. See also activity.(Wideman Comparative Glossary of Common Project Management Terms v2.1 )

Task – A cohesive, individual unit of work that is part of the total work needed to accomplish a project.(Wideman Comparative Glossary of Common Project Management Terms v2.1 )

See also activity.

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