There are hundreds of software tools for project management, but familiarity with spreadsheets and the flexiblity that they provide makes using Excel a very popular solution. The project templates listed here are mostly related to project scheduling. Our Gantt chart template is the most useful project management template that we offer. Anything more complicated would probably require Microsoft Project or other project management software.


Project Management Templates


Vertex42's gantt chart template is a great tool for project scheduling and project tracking. The chart is created using conditional formatting and shows the completion status of each task.


This page provides multiple templates for tracking tasks. The templates demonstrate various techniques for adding drop-down lists and conditional formatting with Excel.


Create a project timeline in Excel using a stacked bar graph with milestones and different colors for different phases or categories.


Download 3 different types of project budget templates, for simple to complex projects. The WBS-based project budget works well in combination with our gantt chart template.


Download a free RACI Matrix Template to assign roles to project tasks as Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed.


Manage tasks collaboratively using an agile project management methodology.


Plan your posts in advance using a social media content calendar template. Includes a Gantt-like timeline as well as a monthly calendar view.


Our timeline template now includes a project timeline example that you can use to create a project schedule using an Excel chart. An interesting alternative to a gantt chart.


Perform a Critical Path Analysis using this spreadsheet. It automates the implementation of the PERT algorithm.


This particular project schedule template is not an automated tool, but it demonstrates how you can use drawing tools in Excel to create a custom project schedule.


For some projects, a simple shared To Do list may be sufficient. This template includes columns for updating the status and the priority of each task.


Sub-contractors and freelancers may find this template helpful if they are working with a client in a situation where the client frequently creates new tasks and a tool is need for communicating the status of those tasks.


Unlike a basic timesheet template that tracks only total hours worked, this timecard was designed for tracking hours worked by an employee on different projects or tasks.


We have many different calendar templates for Excel, but this calendar is particularly useful for project scheduling because it does not include any breaks between months. So, if you want to display project milestones in a calendar format, you can try this template.


You can use this template for creating a basic overview or project timeline. It is not automated like the gantt chart template, but it has its uses.


Create a simple Work Breakdown Structure in Excel with automatic WBS numbering.


This page provides a couple different templates for brainstorming and project review meetings. List action items and rank them by Value and Difficulty to help determine what to focus on first.


A simple way to create a multi-year project schedule with a basic automated gantt chart. Enter start and end dates and pick a color for the bar. Add text within the chart area if needed.


Create a project budget and use the EVM system to monitor spending over time. Helps determine whether you are on time and under budget, especially for projects where spending is nonlinear.


Create a project plan using a gantt chart that shows the planned schedule vs. the actual schedule.


This free gantt chart provides an easy way to create and track a project schedule in Excel. This version does not require you to copy any formulas (though you can still add formulas if you want to).


Use a SWOT Analysis to evaluate and improve your project workflow or to evaluate new projects prior to starting them.


Create a daily work schedule showing the schedule for each worker as a separate column. Add days by copying and pasting groups of rows. Add workers by inserting new columns.


Resource Management. Create a calendar for scheduling reservations for your rental property or other resources.


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Measure and track Key Performance Metrics using this dashboard template from Some of the KPIs are Cost Performance Index, Scheduled Variance, and Resource Utilization. Use this template for advanced and more effective project management.


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This collection of templates by comprises the entire suite of templates used to initiate, plan, execute and close projects successfully. More than 50 Word and Excel templates comprising over 300 pages of helpful hints and real-life examples.


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