Milestones

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.

Milestones 1

A green diamond shape denotes a Milestone.

Create a Milestone

Milestones 1

To create a Milestone from a task:

  1. Click on the three dot icon
  2. Select Mark as Milestone

You can also add a new Milestone from a project.

Milestones 2

To create a Milestone directly from a project:

  1. Click the dropdown arrow next to the Add Task button
  2. Select Add milestone

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From here, you can then:

  1. Name the Milestone
  2. Add an Assignee
  3. Add a due date
  4. Add the project and the section the Milestone belongs under

It's currently not possible to give a Milestone a date range.

Milestones in Portfolio view

Milestones in portfolios

You can also view your completed & incomplete Milestones from the Portfolio view to track the high-level progress of your projects. From Progress type select Milestone for a check on its status.

A maximum of 12 Milestones can be displayed in your Portfolio view, before the list becomes truncated.

From the Progress tab you can get a Status Update and also view each Milestone in the project.

Milestones in project overview

From a project overview in a Portfolio, you can:

  1. Click the + icon to add a new Milestone
  2. View the project's existing completed & incomplete Milestones

From your dashboard tab you can choose to view All milestones by completion to get a quick pulse on how the project is progressing.

Milestones in dashboard view

For more on Project Dashboards visit here.

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