Sequence Activities Process

In everything we do, there's a sequence of things we have to do. Even when cutting wood, when we do not determine the order of our movements, we are less likely to do business with optimal efficiency, and most of the time we waste energy. Another benefit of doing a proper ranking is that we can set ourselves a time interval. If we make it clear which job we will do, after which job, we will also be able to decide when we can do that job.

A project schedule is a must for a project manager in order to be able to manage the project's timeline efficiently. Because if you don't what you should do before an activity, it means you are totally in an unplannable condition. For this reason, There is a necessity for the determination of the time interval that we need to perform each activity in a project. To do so, having a document depicting the sequence of these activities is of vital importance. 

The process of sequencing activities consists of defining the relationship between project activities and documenting these relationships identified before, into the paper. In this process, the activities included in the activity list which was created at the end of define activities process, are organized according to the order in which they should be implemented. The process is a part of planning process group and Schedule management knowledge area.

The sequence activities process is needed to be implemented following the process of define activities in the project management lifecycle. That's because we need to know the activities and their attributions to be able to sequence them. Creating Schedule processes comes just after this sequencing.  Processes of Planning process group have a definite order. The essential advantage that sequencing activities will give us, will be creating a useful tool for a project manager to control project constraints.

As a project manager or certified project manager candidate, understanding the Sequence Activities process is all about understanding the relationship between activities in the schedule. After that, we need to schematize these relationships.