September 10, 2007 | Author: PM Hut | Filed under: PM Implementation Plan
While the Project Definition Document provides an overview of the project, it is necessary to go into more detail about the key deliverables – the things that the project will produce. A Product Description is used to do this, spelling out the purpose of the product, details of what it will consist of, and set quality criteria.
The “product” may be a tangible thing like a printed publication or a website, or it may be a less concrete entity such as a training course or some form of service.
The Product Description is a separate document from the Project Initiation Document.
The Product Description will go into more detail: for example, the Product Description for a publication will describe its content, the different sections, its format etc. The two documents have different purposes - the Product Description should be able to stand alone.
A Product Description will also be used to provide the basis for an Invitation to Tender document.
Product Description template
- Purpose of the product
- Scope of the product
- Details of the product
- Delivery of the product
- Quality criteria
- Review process
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