When all is said and done, the ultimate measurement as to the success and failure of a project is determined based on the quality, the quantity, and the timeliness of the deliverables of all sorts that are provided at the conclusion of the project. The sum total of the deliverables as well as other unique post project outlays are referred to by the project management term output. In terms of specific project management concepts, the term output refers specifically to any particular services, results, and or products that are generated as a result of a particular project related process. One interesting component of the conceptual idea of output also is that it may come from the result of input to a successor process. Output can come in a multitude of formats from written long form reports, written short form reports, other verbal means of output. Output may also be a formalized type of material or it can be inform and in some cases discretionary and or informational only.
This term is defined in the 3rd and the 4th edition of the PMBOK.