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Can I Add milestiones in the Timeline or List View?

As a PM I want to define a specific issue type (e.g Story ) as a milestone, so that I can follow the major achievements during a project. How can I apply that in the list view and timeline view? 

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John M Funk Community Leader Jul 26, 2021

Hi Marco,

So is your question how to add an Issue Type to the project? 

Hi John, 


My question is how to add milestones in a project. Can you help me with that?

John M Funk Community Leader Jul 26, 2021

That depends on what you mean by milestones. That is not a built in function of the projects. How would you expect this to function? 

From my perspective I was hoping to define a specific completed task as a Milestone. Is that possible in the Timeline View?

John M Funk Community Leader Sep 20, 2021

I would create an issue type called Milestone and use that. 

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Curt Holley Community Leader Jul 26, 2021

Based on what I'm reading here, what you want is what @John M Funk alluded to in his opening question.

You should create (or arrange to have created by your Admin) an issues type called Milestone. Then you will be able to view it in any view of the JWM or Jira Software project it is added to.

In JWM, it will have to have the same workflow as everything else,

You would be able to filter your Timeline view by Issue type = Milestone to only see the Milestones etc...

Hi @Marco Rodrigues

to find a specific completed task as a Milestone you can try Activitytimeline add-on. There you can add Milestone to a timeline and use for all or for one specific project. 2021-10-19_19h37_19.png

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Jane Yeoh Atlassian Team Apr 12, 2022

Hi @Marco Rodrigues

I’m Jane, one of the Product Managers on the Jira Work Management team. We’re looking to explore Milestones in Jira Work Management and we’d love to hear your feedback on some of our design concepts.

If you’re interested, please feel free to book in a session with me in my calendar where we will be sharing prototypes for this concept: and getting a better understanding of your needs as well. 

Looking forward to chatting,


John M Funk Community Leader May 12, 2022

Hey Jane - did you get some good feedback? 

Jane Yeoh Atlassian Team May 15, 2022

Hey @John M Funk ,

We're still running these this week, but we've gotten good feedback so far, thanks for asking!

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John M Funk Community Leader May 16, 2022


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Adam _SoftwarePlant_ Marketplace Partner Sep 21, 2021

Hello @Marco Rodrigues 

Taking into consideration your requirements, I believe that you may want to give some of the apps from the Atlassian marketplace a try - like BigPicture/BigGantt for example, developed by Softwareplant (A company I am also a part of). Those will help you organize your work better, manage your work across multiple Jira projects on one screen, and also use the mentioned Milestones functionality so that you can easily track those important moments in your project:

Gantt module.png



I hope this helps.

Best regards,


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Tania _Planyway_ Marketplace Partner Sep 20, 2021

Hi @Marco Rodrigues 
Just in case you're open to trying add-ons, on behalf of the Planyway team I'd like to recommend Planyway. You can add Milestones to your projects and see them across multiple projects on one timeline in Planyway. If any questions, I'm here to help.

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