Once the activities have been defined, it is necessary to estimate activity durations before a developing the schedule. The estimate activity durations process is in the PMI process group of planning and the PMI knowledge area of time management.
According to the PMBOK, this activity has the following characteristics:
Related: estimate activity resources
Duration is the elapsed time, usually measured in working days.
- Six Methods for the Estimation of Activity Duration in Project Management by Bert Markgraf, studioD
(Note: Overlaps with, but not the same as the PMI defined Tools and Techniques.)
- Two Types of Time in Project Schedules in Basil Vandegriend: Professional Software Development