Acceptance Plan Template for Project Managers

Acceptance Plan Template for Project Managers

This Acceptance Plan helps you gain the customer’s acceptance of the deliverables produced by your project.

Creating an Acceptance Plan (or ‘Acceptance Test Plan’) is an integral part of any project, as it allows the customer to accept the deliverables you have produced for them.

This acceptance plan template lets you quickly and efficiently gain customer acceptance for your deliverables.

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Key Benefits of Using This Acceptance Plan Template

  • Creating a complete list of all project deliverables
  • Listing the criteria for gaining customer acceptance
  • Putting in place acceptance standards to be met

Included in this Acceptance Plan Template

  • Identifying the acceptance test methods
  • Allocating acceptance test resources
  • Scheduling acceptance reviews with your customer
  • Gaining your final acceptance of your deliverables

Creating an Acceptance Plan for your projects will boost your chances of success – as you will constantly produce deliverables that meet your customer’s requirements. The Acceptance Plan template helps you schedule customer acceptance tests to ensure that your deliverables meet your customers’ needs every time.

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What is an Acceptance Plan?

An Acceptance Plan (or an “Acceptance Test Plan”) is a schedule of tasks required to gain the customer’s acceptance that what you have produced is satisfactory. It is more than just a task list, though. An Acceptance Plan is an agreement between you and the customer stating the acceptance tasks that will be undertaken at the end of the project to get their final approval. The Acceptance Plan includes a list of the deliverables, the acceptance test activities, the criteria and standards to be met, and the plan for their completion.

When do I use an Acceptance Plan?

You should create an Acceptance Plan whenever you need to produce a set of deliverables that require the customer’s approval before completion. If the customer needs to approve anything, you should agree upfront on what actions will be taken to get their approval when the deliverables are complete. Creating an Acceptance Plan at the start of a project will save you time and hassle at the end, as the acceptance test actions will already have been pre-completed by the customer.