Project Milestones

Knowledge Center





Description of Project Milestone. Explanation.

 

Definition project milestones. Description.


A Milestone in project or program management is a scheduled checkpoint that marks the completion of some major deliverables, work packages or phase. A milestone by definition has a duration of zero and no effort. There is no work associated with a milestone. It is like a flag or signal in the work plan to signify that some work has completed. But any milestone is linked with a stage of the project which requires different resources.

 

Before a milestone is realized, its status is typically represented as red (problematic), yellow (attention) or green (on track).

 

Milestones are typically defined at the start of a project as part of project planning.


Examples of Milestones

Typical milestones are: idea validation, pre-design validation, detailed design validation, prototype validation, supplier choice, supplier initial samples validation, process implementation, customer validation, production start, completion, endorsement or signing of a deliverable, document or a high level review meeting.

 

Applications and Use of Milestones

It is used to validate how the project is progressing and to revalidate work. It is also used as high-level snapshots for management to validate the progress of the project. Often, there is a decision that needs to be made at a milestone regarding the future of a project.


Special Interest Group - Project Milestones


Special Interest Group (9 members)


Forum - Project Milestones  

Discussions about Project Milestones.


Hot What are Suitable KPIs for Innovation Projects?
Was wondering what could be appropriate KPIs for innovation-based projects… Probably ideating for a reasonably well dev (...)
 
 
 
 

Best Practices - Project Milestones

Here you find the most valuable discussions from the past.


  How to Keep your Strategic Project in the Executive Picture?
BRIGHT SHINY OBJECT SYNDROME The Bright Shiny Object Syndrome (BSOS) refers to the large amount of attention and attrac (...)
 
 
 
 

Expert Tips - Project Milestones

Here you will find advices by experts.


 

How to Avoid Running Too Much Projects at the Same Time?

Project Portfolio Management - Project Portfolio Analysis (...)
 
 

Resources - Project Milestones

Here you find powerpoint presentations, micro-learning videos and further information sources.


Project Scope Management

Project Scope Management, Project Deliverables, Project Planning, Work Breakdown Structure, WBS (...)
 

First Introduction to Project Management. Essentials

Project Management Primer, Project Management 101, Basics of Project Management (...)
 

Project Communication Management

Project Communications Plan, Project Management, Project Communication Plan, Project Stakeholder Analysis (...)
 

Project Management of Information Technology Projects

Project Management, Information Technology, Three Sphere Model (...)
 

Compare with: Gantt Chart  |  Deliverable  |  PRINCE2  |  OPM3  |  MSP  |  PMMM  |  IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB)  |  PMBOK

Special Interest Group Leader

You here? Sign up for free


 
 

Return to Management Hub: Change & Organization  |  Communication & Skills  |  Decision-making & Valuation  |  Program & Project Management


More on Management  |  Return to Management Dictionary  | 

 

This ends our Milestone summary and forum.



About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
© 2019 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.2 - Last updated: 15-12-2019. All names ™ of their owners.