[Crm-sig] Issue: Activity Plan

Matthew Stiff matthew at matthewstiff.com
Wed Nov 4 20:19:16 EET 2009

Hello Martin (and sorry for long silence!) :-)

I think this is really useful. One observation is that in practice "Activity
Plans" are often dusted down and reused, but in doing so they have to be
checked against their applicability to each instance of an activity so to
all intents and purposes they are "new" plans.

I genuinely don't understand what you mean by the second of your proposed
properties - Could you provide a scope note and an example for this and I
will try to think if there is a clearer way of expressing it? 

Best wishes, 


Dr Matthew Stiff
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Subject: [Crm-sig] Issue: Activity Plan

Dear All,

I wonder if we should introduce a class "Activity Plan" IsA E29 Design or

Scope note:

This class comprises plans to execute instances of E7 Activity in some
foreseen future. The planned
activities may have any degree of complexity or elaboration. Plans may be
made with or without intention
to execute them, or the intention to execute them may be abandon before
their execution. The actual
intention to stick to a plan could be seen as a kind of activity using the


"planned to execute activity of type(is type of activity planned by): E55

"execution was intended for (is intended execution time of) : E52 Time-Span"

I believe this simple model would close the known gap of the CRM to the
whole world of planning,
we have so far not addressed, but nevertheless is an integral part also of
historical reasoning.

Comments welcome.


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