Milestone Planner is a fairly simple tool that does what it says: It focuses on setting and tracking milestones in a visual, Gantt-like interface. Sure, you can download a spreadsheet to do the same. But the advantage of managing your timeline in the cloud is that you can maintain a "single version of the truth." Spreadsheets and email fork about 15 seconds after you press Send -- there's no way to avoid it.
Ken Hardin is a freelance writer and business analyst with more than two decades in technology media and product development. Before founding his own consultancy, Clarity Answers LLC, Ken was a member of the start-up team and an executive with TechRepublic.com and ITBusinessEdge.com.