I have been using Wrike for about 5 years and work in educational publishing.
As we have grown we have found an increasing need to be able to set milestone dates different status’ of a task. We don’t want to have to do this by creating sub tasks as this would involve a lot of additional work on our end however we would like to set milestone dates for each on our different contractors working on a task along the development cycle.
For example our tasks go through four main stages; development, quality review, copy edit and publish and design. Each task goes through these same stages and each step is dependent on the previous to be completed. So it doesn’t make sense to break this up into sub tasks. So we would like to be able to set milestone dates against these key phases. So development might have a milestone date of 3/03, quality review 7/03, copy edit and publish 14/03 and design 21/03.
This would allow us to forward plan and keep track on whether tasks are on schedule or behind.