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Integrated Milestone Plan

This integrated milestone plan was created in OnePager Pro, using a schedule from Microsoft Project. It shows key milestones for the project plan, and also shows where the dependencies are in the schedule.

Integrated milestone plan showing key project dependencies between predecesor and successor tasks.


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Integrated Milestone Plan Features

The milestone plan includes:

  • Alignment of related milestones left-to-right in a single row
  • Assignment of different colors based on the type of milestone
  • Automatic linkage of predecessor and successor milestones to show project dependencies
  • Hollow shapes for incomplete milestones and solid shapes for completed ones
  • Grouping of swimlanes first by summary vs. detail tasks, and then by milestone category

This integrated milestone plan was created with OnePager Pro, the easy-to-use timeline and Gantt chart app for Microsoft Project and Project Server. You can create a similar chart with data from Primavera P6 by using OnePager Bundle.

To learn more about how OnePager can help you build a milestone plan like this, get started today by downloading a free trial.

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Sample Files

This integrated milestone plan was built using the following files, which you can download in either Microsoft Project, Primavera P6, or Excel format if you'd like to create something similar:

Microsoft Project Samples

Integrated Milestone Plan.mpp (Microsoft Project Plan)

Integrated Milestone Plan (Project).tat (OnePager Template for Microsoft Project)


Microsoft Project Instructions

To build an integrated milestone plan like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the sample files listed above. The Microsoft Project file contains the milestones themselves, and the matching OnePager template file has most of the settings that drive the look and feel of the project timeline based on the data from Microsoft Project. Save both files to your desktop.

  2. Open the Microsoft Project plan.

  3. Once the project plan is open, go to Add-Ins and click the OnePager button.

  4. When the start screen appears, click NEW to build a new chart.

  5. Change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains most of the data-driven formatting (colors, layout, etc.) that give this integrated milestone plan its specific look.

  6. With the template loaded, click on Create New Chart to build your chart. It should closely match the example at the top of this article.

  7. You can fine-tune the position of task and milestone labels by selecting the task or milestone and then using the text positioning controls on the Home tab of OnePager. Dependency lines can also be repositioned using your mouse if a line crosses a task in a way that makes it look too busy.

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Primavera P6 Samples

Integrated Milestone Plan.xml (Primavera P6 Plan)

Integrated Milestone Plan (Primavera).tat (OnePager Template for Primavera P6)


Primavera P6 Instructions

To build an integrated milestone plan like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the sample files listed above. There is one Primavera P6 file and one OnePager template file. Save both files to your desktop or to your downloads folder.

  2. Click the OnePager icon on your desktop.

  3. When the start screen appears, click NEW to build a new chart.

  4. Go to Select > BROWSE Primavera P6 Files, and then point OnePager to the Primavera P6 XML file that you downloaded from above.

  5. With the Primavera P6 file ready for import, we need to change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains all of the data-driven formatting (colors, layout, etc.) that give this integrated milestone plan its specific look.

  6. With the template loaded, click on Create New Chart to build your chart. It should closely match the example at the top of this article.

  7. You can fine-tune the position of task and milestone labels by selecting the task or milestone and then using the text positioning controls on the Home tab of OnePager. Dependency lines can also be repositioned using your mouse if a line crosses a task in a way that makes it look too busy.

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Excel Samples

Integrated Milestone Plan.xlsx (Excel Plan)

Integrated Milestone Plan (Excel).tat (OnePager Template for Excel)


Excel Instructions

To build an integrated milestone plan like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the sample files above. The Excel file contains all of the different milestones, while the OnePager template will help define the layout of the timeline itself. Save both files to your desktop.

  2. Open the Excel file, and click the OnePager button.

  3. On the OnePager start screen, click NEW to build a new timeline.

  4. Go to Select > BROWSE Excel, and then point OnePager to the example project.

  5. We need to change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains all of the data-driven formatting (styles, layout, etc.) that make the timeline look the way that it does.

  6. Once the custom OnePager template is selected, click on Create New Chart to build your timeline. It should look similar to the example at the top of this article.

  7. You can fine-tune the position of task and milestone labels by selecting the task or milestone and then using the text positioning controls on the Home tab of OnePager. Dependency lines can also be repositioned using your mouse if a line crosses a task in a way that makes it look too busy.

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