Published: 27 June 2017
Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team
One of the final steps prior to launching a new project or policy is to clearly communicate expectations and articulate clearly and precisely which stakeholders have lead or support responsibility for each task. The Project Milestone Plan is a two-part tool that contains a sample cover letter to communicate the impact of the new project or policy to sourcing contacts, combined with a task-focused project plan template for identifying key tasks. This plan builds on the Project Macroplan (Tool KK) which serves to gain consensus around objectives, high-level tasks, and benefits when building stakeholder support for the project. The Project Milestone Plan, by contrast, is designed to be used immediately prior to launch to erase ambiguity around specific roles.
©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates.
All rights reserved.
Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates.
This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission.
It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact.
While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information.
Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such.
Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy.
Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity.
Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party.
For further information, see
Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.