Milestones Professional

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Milestones Professional
Developer(s) KIDASA Software, Inc.
Stable release 2012 / June 1, 2012 (2012-06-01)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Windows
Type Project management software
License Proprietary

Milestones Professional is a project scheduling software developed by KIDASA Software, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, founded in 1989.[1] Milestones Professional is a Windows-based program designed to create presentation-ready Gantt Charts and schedules for users.


  • Gantt Chart Creation
  • Import from Microsoft Project[2][3]
  • Calculate Earned Value [4][5][6]

Product History[edit]

KIDASA Software, Inc. was founded in 1989, and released Milestones, Etc. 1.0 in the same year.[7] Since that time, KIDASA has released a new version about once every 2 years, the latest being Milestones Professional 2010.[8] The company also has a lower-priced version with fewer features, called Milestones Simplicity.[4]

The software is designed with mostly presentation in mind, with "Microsoft Project 2003 for Dummies" noting that, "Milestones Professional 2002's strength is in the way it allows you to communicate project information. Using Milestones Professional you can customize schedules to print out and distribute with a handy viewer for those who neither have Project nor Milestones, publish to the internet with an easy-to-use feature, and generate color reports to add an impact to project presentations."[9]

Milestones Professional is also widely used in the aerospace industry.[10] Milestones Professional has been shown to reduce total project costs through automation.[11]


Milestones Professional has been reviewed at,[12] Golden Triangle PC Club,[6] Bright Hub,[13],[14] and InfoWorld[15]


  1. ^ Volume 2 of Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies, 1998, page 1914
  2. ^ KIDASA Software, Inc. Create Presentation Reports for Microsoft Project
  3. ^ Project Magazine, 2001 Milestones Professional 2000
  4. ^ a b KIDASA Software, Inc. KIDASA Software Products - Milestones Professional and Simplicity
  5. ^ The Data & Analysis Center for Software Earned Value Tools
  6. ^ a b Golden Triangle PC Club KIDASA's Milestones Professional 2006
  7. ^ KIDASA Software, Inc. KIDASA Company Information
  8. ^ Quality Digest Product News: KIDASA Software Releases Milestones Professional 2010
  9. ^ Microsoft Project 2003 For Dummies Appendix
  10. ^ Wesley E. Spreen, Marketing in the Aerospace Industry (2007), page 39
  11. ^ Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG) Focus: Getting Your Project People on the Same Page (Jan 4, 2011)
  12. ^ Milestones Professional Software Review
  13. ^ Bright Hub Milestones - Review (May 26, 2009)
  14. ^ Milestones Professional 2004 Review and Rating (Sep 24, 2004)
  15. ^ Info World Enterprise Functions Enhance Simple-to-use KIDASA Scheduler (May 5, 1997)

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