Milestone Chart Template

Display all your project milestones in a visual timeline.

About the Milestone Chart template

What is a milestone chart?

Similar to a Gantt chart, a milestone chart is a visual representation of milestones in a project’s timeline. It shows one milestone per vertical line, with a description on the left-hand side of the milestone, and a horizontal timescale for the whole project.

When to use a milestone chart

Anytime your team collaborates on a large project with multiple tasks and deadlines, you can use a milestone chart. You may also find it useful to share the milestone chart with your managers or customers to update them on your progress and likelihood of meeting your overall deadline.

Benefits of using a milestone chart

Unless your team tracks your milestones, you have no way of knowing whether you’re getting closer to your destination. By deciding on and tracking key milestones for your project, you can stay on schedule and reach your goals on time.

How to choose milestones

For project managers and stakeholders, it can be difficult to parse out milestones from tasks. Milestones are distinct because they signify shifts in a project’s development. Think of them as road signs that help you stay on the right path as you work to complete a project. 

To decide on a milestone, you might find it helpful to ask the following questions:

  1. Does this task impact our deadline?

  2. Is this a task or a deliverable?

  3. Will this point in the project signify significant forward progress?

  4. Does this task need to be reviewed by stakeholders?

  5. If this task doesn’t get done, can we still complete the project?

Create your own milestone chart

Miro’s whiteboard tool is the perfect canvas to create and share your milestone chart. Get started by selecting this Milestone Chart template. Use our simple template to visually track the smaller steps within a large project. For each milestone, we’ve pre-populated the template with several columns; as well as rows to track deadlines, steps, and deliverables. Then, customize the template to fit the needs of your particular project.

Easy to use

Easy to use

Save time by using our premade Milestone Chart Template instead of creating your own from scratch. Get started by signing up for free to update it with your own information.

Built-in collaboration

Built-in collaboration

Invite your team members to collaborate on your new milestone chart. Miro enables you to engage co-located and remote teams on a virtual whiteboard, without constraints.

Seamless sharing

Seamless sharing

Need to share your Milestone Chart Template with others? Miro has multiple exporting options, like saving to PDF.

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