Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding milestones, part of Project Management Foundations: Schedules (2013).
Milestones are markers you add to your schedule to flag events, highlight …progress, or acknowledge achievements. A milestone can represent a significant decision. …It marks the point when you decide whether to continue, or which solution …you decide to go with. If a decision is delayed, all you have to …do is reschedule the milestone, and the rest of your tasks move later in time. …Milestones can also flag the beginning or end of a project phase or portion of the project.…
Add a milestone to the beginning of a phase to mark when it starts. …That way, if earlier tasks are delayed, the phase's starting milestone and task …will move to later dates. Add another milestone to the end of the …phase to show when it ends. Go ahead and add milestones to the …beginning and end of the entire project. All the tasks affected by the project …start date are easy to identify. The end milestone shows whether the …project will be on time, late, or ahead of schedule. …By adding a milestone when you've completed a deliverable, you can see the …
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- Identifying the work that needs to be done
- Adding milestones
- Delaying or overlapping tasks with lag and lead time
- Assigning resources
- Balancing workloads
- Adding buffers and baselines to the schedule
- Uncovering and correcting out schedule problems<br><br>
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Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Sequencing Tasks
3. Assigning Resources to Tasks
4. Planning to Balance Workloads
5. Optimizing Schedules
6. Managing Schedules
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