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Expressions connected to project management (The Business 2.0 Upper Intermediate SB p51 Unit 4.2)

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meet the deadline
to finish a job by an agreed time
e.g. Unless the team really pulls together, we'll never ______ ___ _______ on the Malaysian order.
reach the next milestone
arrive at the end of the next major step in the project
e.g. The project has been difficult so far. However, once we _____ ____ _____ ______, everything should get easier.
establish (fix) a timeframe
decide when steps of the project will be completed and when the whole thing should be done by
e.g. To make sense of our tasks, we need to _______ ___ _______ within which we can all work.
set targets
to decide what you want to achieve by a particular time
e.g. Frank is such an unreasonable boss: he always _______ our _______ for overseas sales way too high.
reach (achieve/meet/hit) targets
complete your aims successfully
e.g. Congratulations! We've _____ our ______ for quality this year due to all your hard work.
set (fix) a date (for sth)
decide when something should happen
e.g. We've been vague about the schedule for too long. It's time we ____ ___ _____ for the meeting and moved on.
miss a deadline
to fail to do something before the time by which it must be done
e.g. In the end, I ______ed my _______ for my accountancy project, but it didn't matter: everybody else was late too.
stick to your budget
spend the same or less money than you predicted you would on a particular project or item
e.g. Sam's excellent at getting things done on time, but she finds it impossible to ______ _____ her ________.
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