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1.General: Sub-objectives or stages into which a program or project is divided for monitoring and measurement of work performance.
2.Project management: Scheduled event that indicates the completion of a major deliverable event (or a set thereof) of a project. Milestones are measurable and observable and serve as progress markers (flags) but, by definition, are independent of time (have zero durations) therefore no work or consumption of resources is associated with them.

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  • The 700th home run that Barry Bonds hit was a milestone in his career and made him very happy and very rich as well.

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  • When you have children it is always fun to see them reach each milestone and see how much they learn and grow.

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  • We have been together for ten years. Next year we will pass another milestone together, making it eleven years since we meet.

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