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project life cycle and project phases

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I am confused about the difference between project life cycle, phases, milestones and deliverable.

Can anyone explain it to me. A short definition of each and every term would be very helpful.
asked 10 years ago by anonymous edited 10 years ago by MaplePM

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Life cycle - a chart showing the project from start to end

Phases - how the life cycle is defined.  The PMBOK Guide suggests 5: initiating, planning, executing, montoring/controlling, and closing.  Many industries and companies add more.

Milestones - significant achievements or deliverables within the project plan.  These are 0 effort and duration markers in the project plan. E.g. marking the end of a phase (though it is likely there will be more milestones along the way).

Deliverables - the product(s) of a task, activity, or phase of a project.
answered 10 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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