The bottom line when any project is ongoing is usually financial. Of course, money makes the world go round, and in terms of the industry of business, it is no different. However, in terms of tangible measurables from the project management team and or the project management team leader, results are what matters, and what need to happen for the project to work. Results basically refer to any particular output or end point that comes as a result of the completion of the activities and or processes that have been performed as part of the project or as part of a particular project component. These results can include specific outcomes (such as revised processes, restructured organizations, and or trained personnel), and or actual deliverables such as documents. Types of documents that can actually represent results include policies, plans, procedures, reports, specifications, etc. The term results can and should be contrasted with products and or services. Also see deliverable for more information.
This term is defined in the 3rd and the 4th edition of the PMBOK.