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1. What are the primary uses for Task Description in project management?
Used for planning, estimating, executing and control.
Used for communication between team members.
Task Descriptions are the action items from project team meetings.
2. What is the format for writing a task description?
Before – After.
Action – completion point.
What? Why? Who? When? Where? and How?
3. How does project management use a Task Description to control the project?
The Task Description is revised when the task is completed to reflect the actual work that was done.
The Task Description is not used in controlling the project; it is only used in planning.
The Task Description is used to measure if the task effort has been successful and the completion point is achieved.
4. What should you do if the Task being described is so big that there are multiple completion points?
Deploy the task into smaller tasks, each with a clear action and completion point.
Select the highest risk action-completion point and make that the Task Description.
Include all of the actions in the Tasks Description but only the final completion point in the task description.
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