Activity

Most processes can be sub-divided into smaller and smaller units or sub-processes. An activity as the smallest sub-process that a given business process team decides to illustrate on their process diagrams. (therefore a process is made up of one or more activities.) Activities can consist of a single step, like approving a purchase request or placing a cap on a bottle passing on a production line. Other activities involve multiple steps, like filling out a form, or assembling a chair. There is no consistency about how the various methodologies use terms like task and step, but, increasingly, the term activity is reserved for the smallest unit of analysis. An activity can be performed by one or more employees, by a software system, or by some combination of these.

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Related Terms

Activity Analysis Worksheet, Activity Cost Worksheet, Activity-Based Costing (ABC), Atomic Activity