Managing Deliverables in Project 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • On Project Site,  when I click on "Deliverable" I do not see " Manage Delivrables' item.   How can I set up deliverables?



    shyam koppikar
    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 8:26 PM


  • Shyam --
    In the world of project management theory, a �??deliverable�?� is the product of a completed project or an intermediate result within a project, often �??handed off�?� to a customer for acceptance and approval.  Microsoft formalized this feature in Project Server 2010 by allowing a project manager to designate any task as a formal Deliverable.  When a PM designates a task as a Deliverable in Microsoft Project 2010, the system displays the Deliverable on the Deliverables page in the project site where team members and executives can view the Deliverable.
    To create a formal Deliverable in an enterprise project, you must first publish the project.  After doing so, select a task and then display the Task ribbon.  In the Insert section of the Task ribbon, click the Deliverable pick list and select the Create Deliverable item on the pick list.  The system will create the new Deliverable immediately, applying the name of the task as the name of the new Deliverable, setting the task�??s Start date as the Deliverable Start date, and setting the task�??s Finish date as the Deliverable Finish date.
    Alternately, you can also click the Deliverable pick list and select the Manage Deliverables item on the pick list.  The system will open the Deliverables sidepane, in which you can the Add New Deliverable link and then create the Deliverable manually.  When using this technique, begin by selecting the Link To Selected Task checkbox, then manually enter the name, Start date, and Finish date for the Deliverable.
    Do not confuse the Deliverable feature in Project Server 2010 with the terminology that PMI applies to the outline structure of a project, where summary tasks at Outline Level 1 represent Phases and summary tasks at Outline Level 2 represent Deliverables.  Although the term �??Deliverable�?� is the same, one represents PMI terminology while the other represents a formal feature in Project Server 2010.  Hope this helps.

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    VP of Educational Services
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:54 PM