Build the technical Project Structure - (Like a Project BOM) in Projects like
Heavy Machinery, Turbines, Power Plants, Ships etc.)
Entity to build the Scheduling Structure (Like Activities in a Project Scheduling Tool. Supports the Planning in a Project
Link in two ways:
1. Direct - Via Element Relations (Same Plan for all Budget Lines)
2. Indirect - Via Bottom up Budget Lines (Connected Data, with different Activities, if required)
Depends how detailed you need to plan. I prefere to use 1. detailed.
You dont need Elements in simlpe projects (pave streets, or so), but if you have a complex project, use them both (Elements) for the design integrity of your technical structure! Activities for the scheduling - in this case dont play with activity types - take Work Packages only - this is good enough.
Note: Currently (FP8) its only possible to link Service Orders with Activity Driven Projects! This need to be changed by Development!
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Originally Posted by mahisehar
Can somebody please let me know the difference between Element and Activity and the relationship between them.