A deliverable is a tangible outcome that is produced during the execution of a project. Deliverables can be small or large, and can take on many different forms – here are a few examples:
- A study or plan to recommend a course of action
- A completed product design
- Funding approval for development and launch of a software update
- An ROI (return on investment) analysis
- The completion of a management update
Clearly stated deliverables built into the project timeline create rallying points for the project team and help keep the project on schedule.
Deliverables are also crucial to developing successful project charters.