A deliverable is a tangible and measurable result, outcome, or product that must be produced to complete a project or part of a project. Typically, the project team and project stakeholders agree on the project deliverables before the project begins. Clarifying the deliverables before the project work begins can help ensure that the outcome of a project meets all the stakeholders' expectations and that the goals of the project align with the larger business goals.
Note A deliverable differs from a cross-project dependency (cross-project links: Dependencies between tasks in different Project files, also called external dependencies. Project plans do not need to have a master project-subproject relationship to include a cross-project link.). A dependency is an item or service that is needed for a project before the project can start or before it can finish, such as receiving goods from a supplier. Keep in mind that projects often contain both dependencies and deliverables.
- On the Quick Launch, click Project Center.
- Select the project for which you want to create a deliverable, and on the Go To menu, click Deliverables.
- On the Deliverables page, type a title and description of the deliverable.
- To specify the deliverable's start and finish dates for the Deliverable Start and Deliverable Finish boxes, click the date picker , and then click the dates on the calendar.
- Click OK to save the deliverable and return to the Deliverables page. The deliverable is now associated with the project.
On the Deliverables page, you can create additional deliverables or close the window and return to the Project Center.
Tip You can also create deliverables from within Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 when your project is open in Office Project Professional 2007. On the Collaborate menu, click Manage Deliverables.
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