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.
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 suggestions with 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
- Testing phase begins
The End arrow symbol
Identify the end of a phase or stage in the project, for example:
- Project completed
- Planning phase ends
The Flag symbol
Identify key events or deliverables, for example:
- Project budget approved
- Report prepared for project sponsor