Project Output is the final measurable result received upon successful completion of a project when all planned tasks and activities are accomplished and project deliverables are produced. It is characterized by the quality, quantity and timeliness of project deliverables that are available for use at project conclusion. Project output refers to a particular measurable product, service or opportunity that is generated as a result of the project delivery process.
Output of a project is received through a complex of activities that define the project lifecycle. All project activities are performed under certain requirements in order to develop a desired measurable output. There are three parameters that determine project output:
- Inputs: requirements, specifications and standards that define what desired result to receive upon successful completion of the project.
- Resources: time, funds, labor, tools, equipment, technology required by the project.
- Guidelines: a prescribed set of rules for managing resources and transforming inputs into outputs.