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Deliverable vs Work Product

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A deliverable is a tangible or intangible output of a project that is delivered to a customer.
A work product is a tangible or intangible output that is completed as part of a project.

Difference

The primary difference between a deliverable and work product is that a deliverable is provided to customers as a project output.
Work products are the smallest level of output tracked for a project. A deliverable may be composed of multiple work products.

Purpose

A deliverable is intended to deliver value to customers to achieve the objectives of a project. A work product is the division of project work into items that can be estimated, budgeted, assigned, completed, measured and controlled.
Deliverable vs Work Product
Deliverable
Work Product
Definition
A tangible item or intangible result delivered to customers as an output of a project.
A unit of project work that is individually estimated, budgeted, assigned, completed, measured and controlled.

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