A product is identified in a Product Breakdown structure.
The Product Description specifies the product and quality criteria.
Activities create, transform or test a product.
Work packages provide the management controls to complete products.
A product may be a 'project level product' or a product specific to a stage. Project Level Products (default when created) are identified by selecting the type on the Project Level column in the Product checklist.
Final Product or
Project Product Description
|This product encompasses the entire scope of the project. There will only be one final product in the Product Breakdown Structure (PBS). This is the end product for the project.|
Usually intermediate products are not included on the PFD. When an intermediate product is needed on a PFD, change the type to 'Integration Product'.
When Lower level products are integrated into a higher level product, the intermediate product needs to be visible. Integration Products require:
A product that groups a number of related products - For these products:
|External Product||An external product is necessary for the project to be successful; however, the product does not have an associated work package and is not planned or controlled by the project.|
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