When developing your project schedule, you might contend with one of two major categories of date constraints: externally imposed dates and milestone dates.
An externally imposed date reflects situations outside the project that influence the project schedule. Examples include the following:
• A shipment of material needed for the project
• A market window for a new product
• A product announcement date at a trade conference
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