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The Activity Attributes builds on the information in the Activity List adding details about an activity's resource requirements, and scheduling requirements (predecessors and successors, lead and lag and dependency types).
Details are gathered and entered into an activity's attributes as planning progresses. The information is often entered into a project's scheduling software or can be entered into a template like this one. Activity details come from several sources including the: In the PMBOK Activity Attributes are an output from process 6.2 Define Activities (PMBOK Sixth Edition).
Activity Attributes Template

This is a FREE Activity Attributes Template in Excel. The template is fully editable with Microsoft Excel and can be converted or changed to suit your project requirements.

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Project details and document control

Provide information on the project and document:
  • Project Name and Reference
  • Project Manager
  • Date of last update

Activity ID

Give each activity a unique ID, this may include a reference to the work package in the work breakdown structure.

Activity Title

Give each activity a title that is as understandable as possible, in other words a title that the project team will understand.

Activity Description

Describe the activity clearly so that the person responsible understands the work.

Resource Required

Enter the numberand type of team resources required. For example, 2 developers.

Skill Requirements

Document the skills the team will need. For example, Java, C#, PHP or skill level such as senior or junior.

Materials, Supplies or Equipment

Document any required resources that are not human.

Type of Effort

How you will measure the effort required. For example, 4 days fixed duration or 4 days fixed effort.

Resource Locations

Note down where the work will take place.

Imposed Dates or Other Constraints

Note any fixed dates or other constraints on the activity.

Predecessors Activities

Enter the activity IDs that need to be completed before this activity can start.


The type of dependency with the activity's predecessors. For example, start to start or finish to start. Task dependencies in project planning.

Lead or Lag

Any delay (lag) between the predecessor and this activity or any acceleration (lead).

Successor Activities

Enter any other activities that relay on the completion of this activity.

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