Accepted deliverables are products or services that you provide to your client that meets their specified acceptance criteria. It can be a software product delivered in phases that meet the final product requirement or a training program on how to use a particular system. It can also be a document or a report or any other product that makes up the overall project. It is important to take note that the main characteristic of accepted deliverables is that it is comprised of smaller deliverables that make up the final product or project. The reason for this is that they save time by shortening the whole project supply term. This means that sub-suppliers can work on the raw materials even if the other elements have yet to be created by the contractor.
Accepted deliverables are the collection of not only paper documents but a combination of software or hardware delivered to the clients in phases of the project management duration. The thing is that they may be hard or soft deliverables that are required by the contract requirement. Lastly, it is important to take note that the accepted deliverables are measurable, tangible, and time-specific.
This project management term is defined in the 5th edition of the PMBOK.