Activities


Topics:  Definition  Objectives  Management_Activities  Engineering_Activities  Post-Development_Activities  Activity_By_Phase  Guidelines

Definition

An activity is the highest-level work unit consisting of a cohesive collection of one or more tasks that are performed by one or more collaborating producers when producing a set of one or more related work products or providing one or more related services.

An activity is cohesive in the following senses:

Objectives

The typical objectives of activities are to:

Activities

Management Activities

The OPF repository predefines the following reusable management activities that can be performed in an iterative, incremental, parallel, contractual, and time-boxed manner:

Engineering Activities

The OPF repository predefines the following reusable engineering activities that can be performed in an iterative, incremental, parallel, contractual, and time-boxed manner:

Post-Development Activities

The OPF repository predefines the following reusable post-development activities that can be performed in an iterative, incremental, parallel, contractual, and time-boxed manner:

Activity by Phase

The following three tables document activity performance by phase.

Management Activities

The following table illustrates that management activities are typically ongoing during all phases:

Management
Activity
By Phase
Business
Strategy
Phase
Business
Optimization
Phase
Initiation
Phase
Construction
Phase
Delivery
Phase
Usage
Phase
Retirement
Phase
Management Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing
Configuration
Management
Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing
Risk
Management
Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing
Training Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing
Disaster
Recovery
Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Optional Optional

Engineering Activities

The following table illustrates that some engineering activities are ongoing during all phases, whereas other engineering activities are typically performed during a small number of phases although even they typically overlap multiple phases:

Engineering
Activity
By Phase
Business
Strategy
Phase
Business
Optimization
Phase
Initiation
Phase
Construction
Phase
Delivery
Phase
Usage
Phase
Retirement
Phase
Process
Engineering
Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing
Quality
Engineering
Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing
Metrics
Engineering
Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing
Reuse
Engineering
Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing
Environments
Engineering
Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing
Security
Engineering
Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing
Digital
Branding
Completed Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Requirements
Engineering
Completed Managed 80% Completed Completed Managed Managed Not
Applicable
Architecting Completed Managed 80% Completed Completed Managed Managed Not
Applicable
Design Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Started Completed Managed Maintained Not
Applicable
Implementation Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Started Completed Managed Maintained Not
Applicable
Integration Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Started Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Not
Applicable
Testing Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Started Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing
Regression
Not
Applicable
Deployment Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Started Ongoing Ongoing Not
Applicable

Post-Development Activities

The following table illustrates :

Management
Activity
By Phase
Business
Strategy
Phase
Business
Optimization
Phase
Initiation
Phase
Construction
Phase
Delivery
Phase
Usage
Phase
Retirement
Phase
Content Management Not
Applicable
Ongoing Not
Applicable
Started Ongoing Ongoing Not
Applicable
Maintenance Not
Applicable
Ongoing Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Ongoing Not
Applicable
Operations Not
Applicable
Ongoing Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Started Ongoing Not
Applicable
User Support Not
Applicable
Ongoing Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Started Ongoing Not
Applicable
Retirement Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable
Completed

Guidelines