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What are project deliverables and how do we define them as activities?

Can someone explain to me what project deliverables are? And how do we define these project deliverables as activities in both our project schedule and our WBS?

PS: I'm still studying project management. I have no PM experience whatsoever, so my question might seem very easy/trivial...
asked 6 years ago by anonymous edited 6 years ago by MaplePM

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The activities and tasks of projects should be designed to lead up to the creation of a deliverable.  The deliverables are the major, concrete things that need to be done to create the new product or service the project will culminate in.  So deliverables might include a project charter, the requirements specifications, designs and blueprints, intermediate product (e.g. a building that still requires insepection and completion), etc.  I typically include deliverables as milestones in Gannt chart or other schedule documents.  These milestones also become convenient group headings for tasks and activities in a WBS.
answered 6 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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