Milestones mark specific points in time along a project timeline in order to track major progress points that must be reached to achieve success. In Asana, they exist as a new task type. This means any task that's being tracked in a project can now be marked as a Milestone.
Create a Milestone
To create a Milestone from a project list view:
- Click the dropdown arrow next to the Add Task button
- Select Add Milestone
You can also convert existing tasks into Milestones.
To convert a task into a Milestone:
- Click on the three dot icon
- Select Mark as Milestone
It's currently not possible to give a Milestone a date range.
Milestones in Timeline view
Milestones can also be viewed at any time directly within a Timeline.
You can view all of your Milestones in a project's Timeline view.
Milestones in Portfolio view
Task progress is shown by default in a Portfolio view, but you can select to show Milestones instead.
To change the progress type displayed in a Portfolio:
- Click the slider icon on the top right
- Select Milestones
- Click Save View for Everyone
A maximum of 12 Milestones can be displayed in your Portfolio view, before the list becomes truncated.
You can also view each project's Milestones in the project overview by clicking on any project in a Portfolio.
From a project overview in a Portfolio, you can:
- Click the + icon to add a new Milestone
- View the project's completed & incomplete Milestones