Red Flags and Project Health in Salesforce


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Visibility to the health of Projects, whether your team’s or your own. Salesforce reports can be tricky to create and, even if done successfully, the color selection of the charts and dashboards are restrictive and occasionally not visually distinct. Plus, future updates could result in dashboard errors, such as invalid data caused by report or Project field edits.

Salesforce dashboard themes and colors can be difficult to differentiate.
Some dashboard themes aren't ideal for Project health statuses.


List view/s specifically for project health. Milestones PM+ has a Project Health Status picklist field that sets the flag icon of the Project Health formula field. By default, the options are red, yellow, and green; to customize, have your admin create a new formula field in place of the read-only Project Health field or let our Salesforce-certified developers do this for you.

Create a project health list view

  1. Add the Project Health Status field to page layouts.
  2. Update this field on the Projects that will be included in the list view.
    • Manually
    • Automatically via Process Builder, Flow, or Workflow
  3. On a Project list view (either new or existing), add Project Health to “Select Fields to Display.”
Red flags on Salesforce projects with task management app Milestones PM+

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AUTOMATION. Red flag Projects that should be completed (status not ‘Complete’ by the end date), worked on (status not ‘Active’ by the start date), on schedule (‘Percent Complete’ not at least 50% when ‘Duration’ is halfway through), or addressed (‘Total Blocked [or Late] Tasks’ exceeds 20% of ‘Total Open Tasks’).

LIGHTNING WEB COMPONENTS. Add the Status Display LWC to Project and Milestone Lightning page layouts. Add the Key Dates LWC from Lightning Page Builder custom component section to Home page or Program, Project, Milestone layouts.


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