Excel Gantt Chart
Project Management template — Gantt Chart software
The Gantt Chart Excel 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.
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.
And like every other Systems2win template, you get pop-up help when you simply click any row or column heading on your Excel Gantt Chart Project Plan xls.
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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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Gantt Chart Software
|Features & Benefits|
|Written in Excel
Familiar. Your people already own it 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 comments per row
to clearly explain
|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
|Color-coded phases |
tasks, milestones, resources, etc.
|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
with multi-layered levels of detail 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
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|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
Project Management template software that every team leader can use and every team member can share
Even if your company already owns a few expensive seats of a proprietary project management software application
(like Microsoft Project, or Primavera), wouldn't it be nice to have an Excel Gantt chart that everyone else can use?
- That's simpler to use?
- That's inexpensive — so everyone on your team CAN use it?
- With instantly available and free online training?
- With no evenings away from home and family trying to learn an unfamiliar tool
that you begin to suspect is far more complex than needed for "our little project"?
This Excel Gantt Chart template comes bundled
and has steep quantity discounts
After viewing our
Gantt Chart training videos,
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