Let's say you're planning a friend's birthday party, right off the bat there are several things you know you need to do:
None of these actions are simple enough to be classified as a task (e.g. in order to book a venue you need to first find a place, contact them, negotiate on price, etc.) so we call these types of action items "milestones"
When you're managing a project, you need to be able to easily track and manage tasks while understanding the progress of each milestone
Luckily for us, Notion has some awesome features we can leverage:
On the left, I have information that are relevant for the entire project (for example what I need to pack for this particular trip)
On the right, I can see the "big picture" milestones that make up the trip, while seeing the specific tasks I need to complete to push this project forward
And through the use of a few simple Notion features - Relations, Rollups, and Filters - I am able to attach separate tasks to a single milestone. And only after all those tasks are completed (e.g. find venue, contact venue, confirm pricing and pay deposit) can the milestone be marked as "Completed"
If Notion isn't your thing, I also have an entire course over at Skillshare that teaches you how to plan, organize, and execute events on Google Sheets 🧑🏻🏫!