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

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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 2 years ago by anonymous edited 2 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 2 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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