Milestones are markers you add to your schedule to measure progress and flag events. Learn how to identify different types of milestones and how to use them.
- [Instructor] Milestones are markers you add…to your schedule to measure progress and flag events.…They don't include effort,…so they don't affect project duration or labor hours.…Stick milestones at the beginning and end of your project.…The beginning milestone shows when the project starts.…If the start gets pushed out,…you simply move the starting milestone.…All of the project scope has to finish…before the end milestone.…
It shows whether the project will be…on time, late, or ahead of schedule.…Add milestones at the beginning of phases,…that way if earlier activities are delayed,…the phases starting milestone…can push the next phase to start on a later date.…Add another milestone to the end of the phase.…In the example, the website has three phases.…Add milestones at the beginning…and end of the plan, design, and construct phases.…
Add milestones to represent completion of deliverables.…These milestones should have clear completion criteria.…So you can tell that they are truly complete.…Name these milestones with…
Note: This course aligns with best practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute®.
- Developing a schedule management plan
- Identifying project activities
- Adding milestones
- Organizing work
- Estimating duration and work
- Handling lag in dependencies
- Defining resources
- Assigning resources to activities
- Working with part-time and remote workers
- Fine-tuning assignments
- Optimizing schedules
- Managing and changing schedules
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Organizing Activities
3. Sequencing Activities
4. Assigning Resources to Tasks
5. Fine-Tuning Assignments
6. Optimizing Schedules
Baseline the schedule2m 12s
7. Managing Schedules
Next steps2m 33s
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