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What is the difference between a project and an activity?

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Please list all the differences between projects and activities. Can a project be an activity at the same time? If yes, then under what conditions?
asked 9 years ago by anonymous

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Projects consist of many activities which, in their turn, consist of sets of related tasks.

A project can even consist of one activity which consists of one task, but this is extremely rare.
answered 9 years ago by anonymous
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According to the PMBOK Guide: Fourth Edition, a project is a temporary undertaking to create a unique product, service or result.  It has a defined beginning and end.  An activity is a component of work that is performed as part of the project.  I suppose, in theory, if a project is really small, it could consist of just one activity, however this is not the normal case.
answered 9 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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