Product Acceptance Form
Product acceptance should be done periodically throughout the project as each deliverable or component is validated and accepted.
The product acceptance form can include this information:
- Acceptance criteria
- Method of validation
Product acceptance is part of process 5.5 Validate Scope in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition.
Product acceptance should be done periodically throughout the project life cycle.
Consider the following tips to help tailor the product acceptance form to meet your needs:
- For a small project with only a few deliverables you may not need this form.
- You can add a column to indicate the verification method used to prove that the deliverables meet the requirements. In this instance it becomes a product verification, validation, and acceptance form.
The product acceptance form should be aligned and consistent with the following documents:
- Scope management plan
- Requirements documentation
- Requirements traceability matrix
- Quality management plan
|ID||Enter a unique requirement identifier from the requirements documentation.|
|Requirement||Enter the requirement description from the requirements documentation.|
|Acceptance criteria||Enter the criteria for acceptance.|
|Validation method||Describe the method of validating the requirement meets the stakeholder’s needs.|
|Status||Document whether the requirement or deliverable was accepted or not.|
|Sign-off||Obtain the signature of the party accepting the product.|