Highlighting major milestones
 
 

In a sea of start dates, end dates, rows of activities, and columns of data, how can the major milestones stand out?

 

Use these techniques to clearly showcase what’s critical to the project.

  • Move major milestones to summary lines

 
  • Enlarge the physical size of the milestones

  • Change the color to red

  • Circle major milestones

  • Use shapes which convey a sense of a major event

 
  • Use a legend to define the meanings of the milestones

  • Use a column which marks major tasks

  • Separate major milestones by displaying them on a single activity row

  • Filter to display only the major activities