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Project Product Description

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The Project Product Description is a special form of Product Description that defines what the project must deliver in order to gain acceptance. It is used to:


The Product Description for the project product is created in the Starting up a Project process as part of the initial scoping activity, and is refined during the Initiating a Project process when creating the Project Plan. It is subject to formal change control and should be checked at stage boundaries (during Starting up a Project ) to see if any changes are required. It is used by the Closing a Project process as part of the verification that the project has delivered what was expected of it, and that the acceptance criteria have been met.

The Project Product Description is derived from the project mandate, discussions with the Senior User and Executive – possibly via scoping workshops and the request for proposal (if in a commercial customer/supplier environment). A Product Description for the project product can take a number of formats, including: Document, presentation slides or mind map; or Entry in a project management tool.

Quality Criteria

The following quality criteria should be observed:

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