• What is the difference between a deliverable and a milestone?

Deliverables are tangible or intangible objects produced as a result of the project that is intended to be delivered to a stakeholder (either internal or external). A deliverable could be a report, a document, a server upgrade or any other building block of an overall project.

Milestones are scheduled events signifying the completion of a deliverable or set of related deliverables. There is no work associated with a milestone; it is a flag in the work plan to signify some other work has completed.

A deliverable differs from a project milestone in that a milestone is a measurement of progress toward an output whereas the deliverable is the result of the process. For a typical project, a milestone might be the completion of a product design while the deliverable might be the technical diagram of the product.

  • Where can I find the ECAS sytem?

The Participant Portal of the EC can be found here. Make sure that you identify yourself by selecting the External domain before you introduce your username and password.

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