planned work

Work that is anticipated and therefore can be organized against other planned work to determine how best to accomplish it. Planned work does not imply that all work on a given endeavor is known at the very beginning. Instead it means that a particular work item has been identified sufficiently in advance that the team can plan or schedule when to do it rather than having to react to the arrival of the work item in an emergency fashion. Planned work can change or new planned work can come into existence, as long as these changes don’t interrupt current work in progress. Contrast with unplanned work, interrupt-driven work.