As a visual person, I have always found written milestones and project road-maps quite useful. You give me a list of dates; I’ll most probably forget them. But you give me a visual roadmap of important milestones and objectives; I won’t forget what’s to come down the road.
It came to my attention lately that we don’t use such visual cues often enough. In fact, we often don’t even verbally communicate important milestones in both professional and personal contexts. When you take the time to analyze the impact of this, you may just find that not having well communicated milestones considerably hampers your project’s progress. I’ve actually recently experienced this detrimental outcome in both personal and professional situations. The lack of objectives and milestones will undoubtedly lead to inactivity, a state that we often naturally derive to, whether intentionally or not. Total chaos can potentially be avoided by a simple thing such as a roadmap. Don’t think twice, just do it.