When utilizing project management tools, create a timeline template that models your development methodology. Set up the dependencies and defaults within this template. Then you can copy and paste it as new projects come up, changing the task lengths accordingly. Include all of the steps required for your business’ project, even if you are not responsible for them, so that you can clearly see your methodology. For example, before development begins, commercial developers might have a milestone task to hand off the design specifications to the documentation department or to trigger the marketing department to begin preparing materials. If you show your full methodology, you won’t come to code complete and testing only to discover you can’t ship the product.