Validated Deliverables Versus Accepted Deliverables

Validated Deliverables versus Accepted DeliverablesMany people often get confused while differentiating validated deliverables and accepted deliverables. Verification is another term which adds more confusion to these two. But being a visitor of PMSC, you don’t have to worry about any of these terms that may make you puzzled.

In my previous blog post, I have already discussed about validation and verification. I request you to go there and read about the validation and verification process and then come back here again to move further.

This is not a very tough concept, but it is good for you to understand the difference between them because these concepts will help you in your PMP Certification exam. You may also see some questions on these topics on your PMP Test.

Anyway, this post is not going to be very long.

Okay, let us get started…

Validated Deliverables

As per the PMBOK Guide, the results of the execution quality control process are validated deliverables. Validated deliverables tell you that the deliverable has been checked for completeness and correctness; i.e. deliverables are validated.

Validated deliverables are output of the Perform Quality Control process and they are input to the Verify Scope Process.

Accepted Deliverables

Clearly, these are the deliverables which are accepted by the client or the customer. As per the PMBOK guide, accepted deliverables are the deliverables that meet the acceptance criteria and are approved by the customer or client.

Accepted deliverables are the output of the “verify scope” process.

Deliverables are accepted when they have passed the validation process; i.e. once the deliverables are thoroughly checked for completeness and correctness, then it will go to the customer for his acceptance.

Here this blog post about the validated deliverables versus accepted deliverables finishes. If you have anything to add to it, you may share your thoughts through the comments section.

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    • Fahad Usmani says

      In the fourth edition of the PMBOK Guide, Control Quality was producing Validated Deliverables while in the fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide, Control Quality produces Verified Deliverables.

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