This domain helps you consider the deliverables or what is to be produced as a result of your project. These are the project outputs. Outputs can be singular or multiple and include any of the following: policy guideline(s), innovation, intervention, website or a tool.
To identify the project outputs, think about the audience(s) you wish your project outputs to reach. For example, is it patients with a particular health condition or perhaps care home staff? Considering the intended audience(s) will help ensure that project outputs are tailored and produced in a way that they are easy to use, accessible and available for those they are intended. Project outputs should be considered early on in a project.
Consider what resources will be needed to support both the production and maintenance of project outputs. Resources can be any number of factors such as time, administrative and marketing costs and training. Resources should be identified in the planning stages of a project so that expenditure associated with these can be costed into the project requirements.
“As we had early discussions to identify our project outputs within our team, we were able to plan resources required to support this. For example, we knew that one of our key outputs would be a website to be made freely available to all. However, as we engaged with our wider networks of stakeholders across different care homes, we realised that some also expressed interest in having a printed training resource which they could share with colleagues when hosting in-person workshops. This presented a challenge initially as we had not costed for the development of these printed materials. However, as we were still at an early stage of the project, we were able to apply for a small grant which helped accommodate these costs. Stakeholder involvement was invaluable to ensuring that our project outputs matched their needs. We will take this learning forward in future projects and consult with a range of stakeholders initially. This will help to support our project outputs to be available and accessible in formats which best fit the needs of those using them.”