What are Project Milestones and How do I use them?

July 26, 2013 08:24am by Apptivo FAQ

Answered on November 3, 2017 12:00am by Ishwarya Venkatesh

Milestone Project Management

A Milestone is a reference point that marks a major event in a project management system and is used to monitor the project management process. Setting milestones for a project should present a clear sequence of events that will incrementally build up to the completion of the approved project.
As you complete each milestone, you can update the status of your project accordingly.
The Project budget includes the Milestone base rate in the name of the Milestone Billing Method.

create milestone

One other major feature of the project milestones is the task association. A milestone's start date and end date depends on task's start date and end date.

You are able to associate activities within the project to each milestone, providing a clear status for each milestone throughout the project.
view created milestones

How to Create a Milestone?

Each milestone is broken into a number of tasks and it should also be defined by the Start Date and End Date or the deadline for completion and this is assigned to an employee.

Steps to Create a Milestone

  1. Login and access the Projects App from the Universal navigation menu bar.
  2. Create a new project or select an existing one.
  3. Click the “Create Milestone” button found at the bottom of the overview page.
    click on create milestone
  4. Enter the title of the milestone in the “Milestone” field.
  5. Assign an employee to the milestone.
  6. Enter the description and status of the milestone.
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  7. Click on “Create”.
  8. Create multiple milestones by following the above steps.
  9. Click on "More Details (...)" icon from the milestone created.
    click on more details
  10. You can add existing tasks by clicking on "Add Existing Task" button. Also, new tasks can be added, by clicking on "Create" button.
    add tasks to project milestones

Note:
In order to update milestone's start date and end date, you need to edit the task's end date to change milestone end date. The Start Date of the milestone will be the date of the earliest task. The End Date of the milestone will be the longest date of the task and so project task and milestones are connected to each other.

Hence, Apptivo's project management software helps in providing you with the best online project management system for all users and customers.

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