Navigate the Milestone Summary
Navigate to the ‘Milestone Summary’ section by clicking the ‘Milestone’ tab from the left side bar of the Program page.
Below are the Details of the Data Fields:
Projects - The name of the project in the program the milestone belongs to.
Key Milestone - Milestones are any major points of the project that show progress and/or completion of scheduled items. A project needs at least one milestone but often large projects can have multiple milestones to support ongoing monitoring and success of the project. Milestones are core reference points within most weekly and monthly reporting.
Overall Completion Status - Outlines the Milestone’s Start and End Dates with their current status, and time difference between what is actually completed versus what is expected to be completed.
Start Date - The start date is the date that the milestone is set to begin or is scheduled to be reached within the work breakdown structure (WBS).
Status - Current status of the milestone. The status helps show if a milestone is in progress, complete, or not started which helps in reviewing the overall schedule and planning
Statuses could include:
* Work In Progress- Milestone began but is not complete
* Not Started- No progress has been made to the milestone
* Completed- The milestone activity has been completed
End Date - Planned end date for this milestone matches the End Date outlined within the detailed WBS schedule for the item.
Variance - Quickly identifies if the milestone is ahead or behind schedule and by how much. In schedule management, this helps in identifying how off schedule a high level milestone is, how it impacts the overall project, and allows PM's to review and mitigate issues if possible.
Current Progress (%) - Comparison between the amount (%) the milestone is actually completed versus the amount (%) the milestone is expected to be completed.
Planned to Date - The amount (%) the milestone is actually completed based on the data which has been inputted and maintained within the detailed WBS schedule.
Actual Date - Planned end date for this milestone matches the End Date outlined within the detailed WBS schedule for the item.