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Terminology for project management

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Im just wondering if you could help me a bit in understanding the differences between objectives, tasks and milestones.

I've understood it as tasks being made up from Milestones and deliverables with the tasks being done to complete objectives. Is that correct?
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Basically that is correct.

Objective - what you are trying to accomplish
Can be at several levels of detail.
Top level might be I want a CRM system
A non-IT example Attend the Super Bowl

Generally this would be broken down into subobjectives

To accomplish the objective you need to do something, the tasks

Milestones are generally setup to help ensure you can meet your objective.
They can be related to a specific task or objective.
Milestones generally have a date or relative date associated with them.

In the planning phase if there is a hard date to meet (date of the Super Bowl) then you probably assign hard dates to each milestone.  
In the CRM case the dates would probably initially be relative the start of the process.  Start + 4 weeks

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thanks very much
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