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Teamwork, Plans

Timeline diagram

Chronologically display milestones, events, achievements, and key developments

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About the timeline diagram

Time marches on — accomplishments become milestones worth celebrating. A well-crafted timeline acts as a historical record, documenting important journeys and highlighting significant events along the way.

A timeline also serves as a communication tool — allowing teams to share their unique story, progress, and achievements with stakeholders. It can help reinforce the mission and vision of the team or project and inform future decision-making.

This diagram can be customized for your own context and brand. It is best suited for high-level visualizations. If you have more complex project planning needs, use the interactive timeline component in the shapes whiteboard menu on an Aha! whiteboard or try the Gantt chart in Aha! Roadmaps.

How to use

Present a visually appealing timeline of your company history or project progress to internal teammates, clients, or partners.

  1. Structure your timeline Customize the diagram to suit your needs. For example, you could use it to provide a history of events, highlight important points in time, or visualize project milestones. (To create a more detailed plan, use the interactive timeline component in the shapes whiteboard menu.)

  2. Highlight key points in time Identify the major events, milestones, or tasks you want to include on the timeline. Then arrange them in chronological order for a clear and logical flow.

  3. Add important details Name each event, using icons and color for visual emphasis. Include relevant details — such as a date and description — to make your timeline easy to understand.

  4. Maintain accuracy Keep your timeline up-to-date, especially if you are using it to track key dates for a plan or project. Share your timeline with the team to align on the schedule.

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