What is a Project Deliverable? Project Deliverables Explained

Adriana Girdler

The most straight-forward definition of project deliverables you’ll ever hear! One of the most important things to know as a project manager is what your …

The most straight-forward definition of project deliverables you’ll ever hear!

One of the most important things to know as a project manager is what your project deliverable is.

If you’re new to project management and you’re wondering, “What is a project deliverable?” then you’ve chosen a great place to start!

This really is one of the basics of project management that is an absolute must-know if you want to run successful projects.

Project Deliverable Definition

A project deliverable is a good or service produced by your project that must be delivered at the end of the project.

A deliverable is always going to be within the scope, budget, and timeline that you’ve set for the project.

Your deliverable is going to be something that you have approval for from all your key stakeholders (particularly the sponsor and the steering committee) as to what exactly you are delivering.

Examples of Project Deliverables

Your deliverable will be dependent upon the scope of your project: What exactly you’re meant to do on the project.

Your project scope can encompass so many different things! It really depends on what kind of project you’re doing.

I want to give you some examples to illustrate exactly what a project deliverable is and how to identify the deliverable of your project. Head over to YouTube with me, where I’m talking about examples from my REAL experience as a project manager!

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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