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What is a project milestone? Simply stated, a milestone is an achievement that brings you closer to the completion of a larger project. Each milestone falls on the project timeline with its own deadline and is recognized when reached. Project milestones are distinct from tasks, which are the individual actions that people take in pursuit of each milestone and, ultimately, project completion.


In scientific, technical, and business writing, the primary aim isn’t just to get information into documents: it’s to help readers understand the point. To do that, your team members’ writing must be clear, but wordiness and cluttered sentences can interfere with that communication. How do your team members keep their writing clear? One trick is to use active voice.


For many businesspeople, writing is a necessary and unavoidable part of their job, but it's not a core job function. Instead, it’s a task that they just have to get out of the way so that they can get back to their main work.


Expression, tone, and emotion play a pivotal role in whether communication is successful or not, even in projects that are technically-oriented. This fairly easy in verbal communication: we’re all naturals at using nonverbal communication to enhance and strengthen our words. It’s more challenge, however, in writing projects. In fact, it can take years and quite a bit of training to develop effective written...


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