A deliverable is a tangible or intangible item that is delivered to a customer as part of a project. Anything that a customer is promised as an output of a project can be considered a deliverable. The following are illustrative examples.
Market ResearchA product development project for a fashion firm delivers a market forecast of the clothing items, materials, colors and styles that will be popular with a particular demographic in the upcoming spring-summer season.
Feasibility StudyA space exploration project delivers a study that examines the feasibility of developing a self-replicating probe.A retail bank has consistently low customer satisfaction ratings as benchmarked against competitors. A redesign project delivers a gap analysis that identifies the root causes of the low rating.
RequirementsA business analysis team collects, documents and refines functional and non-functional requirements for the interior design of an office location. They deliver the requirements to the customer for review and sign off.
Design PresentationAn interior design project delivers a design concept as a presentation.
Design DocumentAn interior design project delivers a design document that includes items such as a detailed floor plan.
SystemsAn IT project delivers a system that automates compliance reporting functions for a media firm.
IntegrationA product implementation project for a bank delivers integration with risk management systems.A robotics project delivers a machine learning algorithm that meets the customer's requirements.
Engineering DesignAn engineering project delivers the design for a mechanical part.A product development team delivers prototypes of packaging for a beverage product.
Operational ProcessA product development project delivers operational processes for manufacturing a new product.
An improvement project that will reduce the cost of manufacturing solar panels at a factory delivers a quality control process.
InfrastructureA construction project delivers a rain garden to a city.
ArchitectureA construction project delivers a 44 storey building.
ComplianceA construction project delivers an inspection report that is required by the customer for compliance purposes.
EnergyA solar firm delivers a rooftop solar installation to a commercial customer.
Sales CollateralsA marketing team delivers promotional videos as part of a product launch.
TrainingA manufacturing project that installs new equipment and implements new processes delivers training to operational teams.
|Definition (1)||A tangible item or intangible output that is delivered to the customer as part of a project.|
|Definition (2)||The outputs of a project that have value to customers.|
|Definition (3)||The outputs of a project that achieve project objectives.|
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