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Introducing Faster Answers to Your Project Management Questions

Laura LaPrad
July 31, 2018
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When a question arises, you should be able to find the answer without breaking your stride. That’s why we’re excited to announce TeamGantt’s new and improved support site!

Now you have lots of options for getting answers fast—all in a single streamlined source.

One organized space for all your support needs

Let’s take a quick tour of the TeamGantt resources you have right at your fingertips.

Search by keyword

Want to see all the tutorials we have on a specific topic? Use this handy tool to narrow down your search.

TeamGantt support search by keyword screenshot

Browse by topic

If you’re in an exploring mood, we’ve broken topics down into simple and intuitive categories so it’s easy to find what you need.

TeamGantt support browse by topic screenshot

Register for upcoming classes

Discover free opportunities to learn each week, whether you’re looking to hone your project management skills or dive into TeamGantt’s features.

TeamGantt support register for classes screenshot

Download free project planning and management guides

Become a project management expert with in-depth advice you can dig into on your own time.

TeamGantt support free downloadable guides screenshot

Reach out to our team

Click the Contact Us button at the top of the page to see all the ways you can access our Customer Success team.

TeamGantt support contact team screenshot

Easy on the eyes. Even easier to use.

We’ve had help docs available for a while now. So why go back to the drawing board?

While a sleek new look may be the first thing you notice on our new support site, prettying up the pages wasn’t our primary goal.

Brandon Tully, creative director

TeamGantt’s creative director Brandon Tully says it’s all been redesigned with your limited time in mind. 

“Our customers are busy and need quick answers to the questions they have. We reorganized and designed the new support site with that as our guiding principle," Brandon explains.

No one likes wasting time watching pages load or trying to figure out what to click to access the right info. So while Brandon applied a fresh facelift to the pages, our in-house engineer Brian Scaturro worked behind the scenes to streamline the site’s speed and structure.

Brian Scaturro, engineer

“We optimized the new support site to load quickly and to be easy to navigate from any device," Brian says. "We hope our customers enjoy the new experience.”

Share your feedback

We’re pretty pumped about this new resource. But we want to hear from you!

Check out our support site, and tell us what you think. Your feedback’s the special sauce that makes TeamGantt the best it can be!

Project management milestone examples

Milestones make it easier to keep projects on track by calling out major events, dates, decisions, and deliverables. Here are a few examples of project milestones you might include in your plan:

  • Start and end dates for project phases
  • Key deliveries
  • Client and stakeholder approvals
  • Important meetings and presentations
  • Key dates or outages that may impact your timeline

Let’s dig a little deeper and explore 3 specific examples of how using project milestones can benefit your projects.

Monitor deadlines

No plan is ever complete without a list of deadlines! The best way to make them noticeable is to use the project management milestones and deliverables technique. What does this mean? Make the deliverables project milestones!

Why do this? Well, it’s no secret that not everyone wants to pore over your beautiful project plan to find key dates. Most people—your teammates included—want a top-level view of key dates and events. Milestones are great for this purpose because they’re called out in a special way—usually with a diamond—in project plans.

While you should list the tasks and effort leading up to a project milestone, be sure to present the milestone at the end of those tasks to signify a delivery, or even a presentation of, the deliverable.

Here's an example of how Washington Hyperloop uses milestones to track an important deadline in their project.

Spotlight important dates

Are there days from now until the end of your project that could impact your project in some way? Maybe your team will need to be out of the office for a mandatory training. Maybe there’s a board meeting you’re expected to attend.

It’s important to keep all of these important events in mind when you’re planning a project because they could possibly impact your project schedule. So why not include them as project milestones so you can track them all in one place?

In this example, the team’s off-site strat-op meeting has been added to the project plan as a milestone so work can be scheduled around it.

date milestone in gantt chart

Identify potential project bottlenecks

Many projects rely on the work produced by external teams or partners to make forward progress. If you’re not tracking those external factors somewhere, there’s a great chance you’ll forget to follow-up on it.

That’s why it’s important to list these deliverables as project milestones if you’re working on a project that depends on someone or something outside of your project. Here’s an example of what that might look like for a client approval.

deliverable milestone in gantt chart

Want to hit major milestones on time more often?

We’ve got a free class to help you get everyone on board with your plan! Register for Plan Up: How to Create and Sell a Winning Project Plan to see why planning sets the stage for project success, and get a free Guide to Project Planning when you sign up.

How to create a project milestone

Creating milestones for your project plan can be simple, especially with TeamGantt. Once you’ve mapped out your overall process and plan with your team, you can easily add tasks, identify gantt chart milestones, and determine task owners. Adding a milestone (or converting a task to a milestone) is very easy in TeamGantt.

Once you’ve signed up for a TeamGantt account, here’s a quick video on how to create milestones:

Project milestones are easy to create and even easier to track because you’ve called out the most important points in your project.

How to share project milestones with clients and stakeholders

Want to give clients and stakeholders a high-level view of the project? Simply follow these steps to share a PDF of key project milestones in your gantt chart.

1. Filter your project by milestones.

From your gantt chart view, click the All Dates menu at the top of your gantt chart, and select Only Milestones from the drop-down.

filter gantt chart by project milestones

2. Export your filtered project to a PDF file.

Navigate to your project's Menu, and select Print/Export PDF from the drop-down.

export gantt chart with project milestones to PDF

Customize your PDF settings, then click View PDF to complete the export. From there, you can download and/or print your PDF to share with clients and stakeholders.

share PDF of gantt chart filtered by project milestones

Who would have thought such a critical step could be so easy?

Hit every project milestone with ease

TeamGantt makes it easy to create, track, and collaborate on all your project milestones so nothing slips through the cracks.

You’ll have all the features you need to ensure projects finish on time and under budget—from drag and drop simplicity and team collaboration to customizable views and workload management.

Best of all, it’s all wrapped up in a simple and intuitive interface your whole team will love. 😍

Give TeamGantt a free try today!

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