Gantt Chart Excel template
aka Project Plan template, Project Management template
The Excel Gantt Chart template is a powerful Project Plan template
used by a Project Manager to plan and manage a project.
The Gantt Chart template illustrates your project with an easy-to-understand graphic timeline bar chart.
Gantt Chart template
The Top 3 Features of the Systems2win Excel Gantt Chart template
- All the familiarity of Microsoft Excel. Use everything you already know.
- All of the standard features that come with every one of the other 150+ Systems2win templates —
Consistent design, easily personalized, free training & videos...
- Work Calendar Adjustment —
If you are working 16 days in December and 23 days in January —
doesn't that affect your answer to the question: "When can we have it?"
That's what Work Calendar Adjustment Factors do.
Sample Gantt Chart example
Excel Project Plan template
Like every other Systems2win template —
- the Gantt Chart Excel template comes with a sample project plan containing extensive online help and training —
so that your Project Manager can devote her valuable time to actually planning and managing the project
- it is easily personalized — using everything you already know about familiar Microsoft Excel
- there is free online training, training videos, free instructor-led training classes, free technical support,
and you get pop-up help when you simply click any row or column heading
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Gantt Summary Milestone Chart
A Gantt Chart is far too detailed for many stakeholders —
who want to see a brief summary of your project plan.
Or... if your project is extremely simple...
you could even plan the entire thing using this simple tool.
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Excel Gantt Chart
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How to use
Especially Nice Features of the
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Excel Gantt Chart Template
|Features & Benefits|
|Written in Excel
Familiar. Your people already own it and know how to use it.
|Auto-draws the Gantt Chart
with auto-adjusting time scale, % complete, and a line that shows "Today"
|Easily shared between licensed users|
|Easily shared with unlicensed users|
|Unlimited hyperlinks per row
using Link Icons for graphic hyperlinks that are easy to see, easy to understand, and easy to use
Gantt Chart can expand to any size
|Dropdown lists |
of user-defined codes for unlimited people and resources
|Calculate start date |
end date, or duration for any line item
|Define simple or complex predecessor relationships |
(e.g., this task starts 5 days after another ends)
with all the power of Excel's formulas, and ability to link to outside data sources
|Good for all skill levels
for new and advanced users
|Multi-layered levels of details |
Easily hide rows & columns of unneeded details.
|Analyze project budgets and costs |
with all the power of Excel
|Analyze Effort (in hours) and Duration (in days)
filtered by people, resources, costs, % complete, and more
|Adjust schedule for your calendar of working days and holidays |
using Work Calendar Adjustment Factors
|Plenty of helpful online training |
both searchable text training and video training
Reasons you might want to step up to more expensive Project Management Software
|Comparison||Systems2win Excel Gantt Chart||Other|
|Define grid lines||
Yes, but using only whole numbers.
E.g. 7 days = a week. 30 days is close to a month.
Yes. Advanced |
time-based gridline capabilities
Header rows repeat
at top of each printed page
but only for columns — not chart.
Chart has axis labels at top and bottom
|Auto-numbering of complex Work Breakdown Structure numbers||
Just use Edit > Fill Series for (automatic) simple numbering,
or manually enter complex numbers
Auto-number options include outline format
(e.g. 1.1, then 1.1.1)
Select multiple colors
for Gantt chart bars
All Gantt chart bars will be the same two colors
for complete vs. incomplete.
You can, however define those 2 colors.
|Display predecessor relationships on the chart||No||Yes|
|Critical path analysis||No||Yes|
|Earned Value Management||No||Yes|
|Manage resources across multiple projects||
Theoretically, you could use Excel formulas to do this, but if you are managing more than a couple of projects that need to share resources, you should probably step up to high-end Project Management software
If your projects are simple enough to manage without these advanced features,
then why spend the extra thousands?
that every team leader can use
Even if your company already owns a few seats of some expensive proprietary project management application (like Microsoft Project, or Primavera), wouldn't it be nice to have an Excel Gantt chart that everyone else can use?
This Excel Gantt Chart template comes
Gantt Chart Excel template — now that's a good idea!