Add a milestone

A milestone is a significant point on a multi-stage project timeline, used to evaluate progress. There are two types of milestone:

  • Fixed date milestone - a standard milestone with a fixed date and no direct relationship with other milestones.

  • Child milestone - a milestone that is linked to other milestones and is not considered complete until those linked milestones are also completed.

As shown in the following example, a milestone is represented by a diamond.

Project timeline showing milestone

You can add multiple hierarchy levels to the multi-stage project structure by including a linked milestone, which is a milestone that is connected to other predecessor or successor stages/milestones. A milestone's completion depends on the predecessor stage's completion.

To add a milestone:

  1. On the menu bar, click Project > Projects.

  2. On the Projects page, select the multi-stage project to which you want to add a milestone.

  3. On the Timeline tab, do one of the following:

    • To add a fixed milestone, click New and select Milestone.

    • To add a child milestone, next to the stage where you want to add the milesone, click More actions More actions icon and select Add linked milestone.

  4. In the dialog that displays, enter the following details:

    • Name - the name of the milestone. This field is required.

    • Start Date - the milestone state. Click the date picker date picker or enter a date.

    The fields in the Options section are relevant only to stages.

  5. Click Create.

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