Milestone Planner gives distributed teams a no-nonsense way to deal with even the fastest-paced projects. No complicated software to set up and no system upgrades. Simply sign up and start building a plan, in under 30 seconds. Milestone Planner puts the focus on achieving more, rather than just working more. It’s not just a project management solution, it’s the scaffolding you need to run your organisation more effectively.
Update projects from anywhere, at any time. No need to email or download files.
Quickly and easily invite additional users and team members as required.
At any moment, see exactly what is due, overdue and upcoming across all projects.
Collaborative project management, no more chasing team members for updates.
Rapid set up and deployment. Set up projects and users in seconds rather than days. Intuitive web interface removes the need for complex training and installation.
Milestones are the basic planning unit of Milestone Planner. A Milestone represents a specific point in a project, with a date and usually an owner. Milestones enable you to clearly track a project’s progress and agree how it will be measured. They also make it easy to seen if it is being delivered on time.
To keep even the largest of plans easy to understand and manage, Milestones can be grouped into Workstreams. These provide a quick way to logically organize a project,. A Workstream might represent a team, an area of work or simply be a helpful way to gather a group of milestones together.
Workstreams provide a simple way to support serial dependencies. With dependencies enabled in in a workstream, when a milestone is moved, all of the active milestones after that date will move as well. This makes it quick and easy to replan projects if a milestone is met earlier, or later, than expected.
A project consists of a project team and a set of milestones, organised into one or more workstreams. For project members not yet on milestone planner, a place holder is used to track their milestones.
A project team can be any number of people, from one person to as many as are required, and users can be in as many projects as they need to be. People can be added to projects via a simple, customizable email invitation, and our 30 second sign up process. If they are already a Milestone Planner user, the project is simply added to their list of projects.
Milestone Planner’s mobile-friendly web interface allows you to check milestones and project status on the go. Milestone Planner Mobile works on any smart phone with a web browser and has been tested on Blackberry, iPhone, Android, Symbian and a number of other handsets including Nokia, Motorola and Samsung.
Milestone Planner provides dynamic calendars using the iCalendar standard (RFC 5545), supported by major desktop calendar applications including Microsoft Outlook, Apple’s iCal, IBM Lotus Notes and Mozilla’s Sunbird. This means that users of these applications can subscribe to Project Milestones, enabling them to be dynamically added to their desktop calendar. When a project is updated, the Milestones in the desktop calendar are automatically updated too.
Milestone Planner tracks every change made over the lifetime of a project, enabling you to track progress, and understand who changed what, when. The history of each Milestone is visible within a project, and the history of the whole project can be accessed via an RSS Feed.
Reports and Snapshots
At any point, Milestone planner can email a snapshot of your projects, to include in presentations and documents. Milestone Planner acts as your project manager, and can generate a weekly PDF report, s