What are project milestones?

Project milestones are markers of key events or instances throughout the duration of your project that help to show its progress. They are checkpoints that indicate an achievement or point in time - they are not tasks or assignments. 

Milestones help you know that your projects are advancing. By planning out what your project's milestones are and when you should expect them to happen, they help you to manage your project's scope, budget and time so that you stay on track.

Managing project milestones

Adding milestones

There are two ways that you can add a project milestone:

1. From the Project Planner:

  1. From the Projects Planner, hover over the Project Timeline on a specific date until a '+' button appears

  2. Click the + button

  3. Select the type of milestone you are adding. Keep reading below for more details about different types of milestones in Runn.

  4. Enter the milestone name in the Name field

  5. (Optional) Add a note about the milestone in the Note field

  6. Click the Create button

2. From the Project Dashboard:

  1. Head to the project dashboard

  2. Scroll down to the Milestones section

  3. Click the Add new milestone button

  4. Select the type of milestone you are adding. Keep reading below for more details about different types of milestones in Runn.

  5. Enter the milestone name in the Name field

  6. (Optional) Add a note about the milestone in the Note field

  7. Select the date of the milestone using the Calendar controls

  8. Click the Create button

Editing or deleting a project milestone

There are two ways that you can edit or delete a project milestone:

1. From the Project Planner:

  1. From the Projects Planner, click the milestone you wish to edit

  2. Click the Edit button

  3. Edit details

  4. If you want to delete the milestone, click the Delete button

  5. Click the Save Changes button

2. From the Project Dashboard:

  1. Head to the project dashboard

  2. Scroll down to the Milestones section

  3. Hover over the milestone you wish to edit

  4. Click the ... button

  5. Edit details

  6. If you want to delete the milestone, click Delete button

  7. Click Save Changes button

Types of milestones 

There are 5 symbols you can choose from in Runn to identify your different types of milestones.

You can identify your milestones however you wish. Here are some examples:

The $ symbol 

Identify financial deadlines, for example:

  • Payment due

  • Invoice sent to client

The Warning symbol

Identify warnings or events that may impact your project, for example:

  • Scheduled website maintenance

  • 50% of budgeted hours used up

The Start arrow symbol

Identify the beginning of a phase or stage in the project, for example:

  • Project commences

  • Phase begins

The End arrow symbol

Identify the end of a phase or stage in the project, for example:

  • Project completed

  • Phase ends

The Flag symbol

Identify key events or deliverables, for example:

  • Project budget approved

  • Report prepared for project sponsor


Did this answer your question?