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.
A green diamond shape denotes a Milestone.
Create a Milestone
To create a Milestone from a task:
- Click on the three dot icon
- Select Mark as Milestone
You can also add a new Milestone from a project.
To create a Milestone directly from a project:
- Click the dropdown arrow next to the Add Task button
- Select Add milestone
From here, you can then:
- Name the Milestone
- Add an Assignee
- Add a due date
- 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
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.
From a project overview in a Portfolio, you can:
- Click the + icon to add a new Milestone
- 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.
For more on Project Dashboards visit here.