Milestones! Those stumps that in ancient Rome marked – every thousand Roman steps – how much road had been done and how much to do, and remember that all the roads led to Rome so maybe that worked out!
In the Project management world the Milestone marks a point of control (or event) relevant in our path towards completion, it helps us to proceed in the right direction and to keep the correct pace, to arrive in time in the right place.
Of course someone is waiting for us there (date, time, place) and it may be necessary to deliver something (a deliverable) in order to continue, but let’s not confuse Milestone with Deliverable!
I will discuss the difference between deliverable and milestone on a new pill.