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Microsoft® Office Project 2007 Inside Out by Teresa S. Stover

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Creating Milestones in Your Schedule

You can designate certain tasks as milestones in your project plan. Having milestones flagged in your project plan and visible in your Gantt Chart helps you see when you’ve achieved another benchmark. Milestones often indicate the beginning or ending of major phases or the completion of deliverables in your project. As you complete each milestone, you come ever closer to completing the project. Milestones are also excellent reporting points.

A milestone, as such, has no additional calculation effect on your schedule. However, you typically link a milestone to other tasks. You might also set a date constraint or deadline on a milestone.

The simplest method for entering a milestone is to create a task that’s worded ...

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