Project Management Guide

What is a Milestone in Project Management?

A milestone is a specific point within a project’s life cycle used to measure the progress toward the ultimate goal. 里程碑 in project management are used as signal posts for a project's start or end date, external reviews or input, 预算检查, submission of a major deliverable, 等. A milestone is a reference point that marks a significant event or a branching decision point within a project.

Examples of project 里程碑

While the final deliverable or product is indeed a significant milestone, there are several other 里程碑 that will help you move smoothly toward the final goal. An example of a milestone in project management could be any of the following: 

  • The beginning and end dates for project phases
  • Getting approval from a stakeholder that allows you to move to the next phase
  • Key deliverables, meetings, or events

里程碑 break projects into phases

A good example of a milestone in project management is the launch of a product. Different phases can be broken up by critical events, like getting final design approval for the product or the product arriving at the warehouse for shipping. Project management 里程碑 should mark the four phases in the project life cycle: initiation, 规划, 实现, 和闭包. 

One project milestone might be as simple as placing the final product order or signing off on the cover artwork for a magazine launch.

How to visualize project 里程碑

You might be wondering how to visualize project 里程碑, which can be tricky if they aren’t necessarily deadline-driven. One of the easiest ways to visualize project 里程碑 is with a 甘特图, which shows the outstanding 里程碑 and the tasks that might be holding them up.

How to 分享 里程碑 with project stakeholders

It’s much easier to make progress on a project if your stakeholders know about each milestone. So how can you 分享 里程碑 with project stakeholders? 使用Wrike, you can assign stakeholders to the milestone task so the event will appear on their dashboard. 

Wrike even offers a built-in Conflicts Monitor to identify potential scheduling conflicts so your team can avoid bottlenecks and make it to project completion smoothly.

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