Project Management Deliverables
Deliverables are essential in completing projects on time, within budget, with minimal effort. Deliverables will guide your team, set expectations for stakeholders, and help you create a step-by–step plan to achieve your goals. Without a clear objective, your team can get lost and go nowhere. Project failure is also caused by the inability to set clear goals. Project failures can also be caused by changes in project goals.
Let’s begin by explaining some terms. Deliverables can be defined as the products or results that are needed to complete a project or any of its stages. We will explain the difference between project deliverables and project management deliverables to help you better understand this term. Project deliverables are the final results of a project, or one of its stages, that you agreed to before the planning stage. Every step of a project must be documented in a project management plan. You can use them to plan, manage resources, assess risks, determine the course of action, and concentrate on the important things that will make the project a success.
A key deliverable is a result of a specific process. They may be the final deliverables of a particular project or an end product. They usually have a due-date. The team meets to discuss ideas and then present them to stakeholders. This is the planning phase. This phase is where stakeholders gather resources, recruit team members and set project objectives. The execution phase includes communication and work plans. The team reviews the work done in previous stages to complete the project. The execution phase includes the deliverables of the status report and final project approval. Types of deliverables
There are many types of deliverables that can be used in project management to help your team members understand their objectives.
Final: End-goal deliverables are, for example, when you create a website.
Intangible: Measurable conceptual outcomes, such as a certain number of new users.
Internal: Designed for internal stakeholders (leaders or managers) and produced within an organization.
Process: Smaller outputs that allow your team to achieve final foals.
Tangible: Digital and physical objects generated by the project, such as a website wireframe, or a piece hardware.
Task vs. deliverable
A task is considered work if it has a clear outcome. A project is a collection of tasks. A project is a combination of many tasks. The job of the project manager is to oversee everything and ensure that everything is executed. Now we will discuss project deliverables. These are basically a list of tasks to be completed. This document or product is used to verify the completion of a task or project. A project manager might divide the project into multiple deliverables.