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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

  1. All the familiarity of Microsoft Excel. Use everything you already know.
  2. All of the standard features that come with every one of the other 150+ Systems2win templates —

    Consistent design, easily personalized, free training & videos...

  3. 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.

Gantt Chart Excel template

Sample Gantt Chart example

Excel Project Plan template

Like every other Systems2win template —

Bookmark = Milestone

Gantt Summary Milestone Chart

Gantt Summary

A Gantt Chart is far too detailed for many stakeholders —
who want to see a brief summary of your project plan.

This simple Milestone Chart is designed to make it very easy to copy as a picture
to your PowerPoint presentation or A3 Report — to provide an at-a-glance visual summary.

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
Training & Demo Videos

Gantt Chart Training Videos

Gantt Chart training videos

Additional training
relevant to this template

The Sample and Help worksheets of every template always contain training relevant to THAT template


Also see the other Continuous Improvement Leadership tools that come with your Gantt Chart Excel template


Extra Training Tip: The worksheet must be unprotected
for the 'Configure Chart' button to work.

Gantt Chart - configure chart button







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Video Help


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How to use
Excel Dropdown Lists and Filter,
& Systems2win Copy Sheet


Excel tips Excel training video
How to select, hide, delete,
insert, copy, and move
entire rows & columns


Excel Gantt Chart template

Especially Nice Features of the
Gantt Chart Excel template

Use Excel's powerful filtering features to analyze usage of time and money for any given resource or combination of project resources (using filters such as equal to, greater than, begins with, does not end with, contains, does not contain, AND, OR, etc.)

Notice that resource usage analysis in this project planning template is in some ways more powerful than most Project Management software, because you can analyze both Effort (in hours) and Duration (in days).

And the Systems2win Excel project plan now features Work Calendar Adjustment factors — to easily consider holidays and weekends in your project plans.

Dropdown data validation for People, Resources, Work Calendar Adjustment Factors, and Grid Lines.

Header rows repeat at the top of each printed page.

Chart axis labels at both top & bottom. And chart line shows Today's date.

One—click button to Set Project Start Date and change grid lines.

Many new ease of use features, including easier handling of long comments, easier numbering for Work Breakdown Structure numbers, more & better help...




What's new in Excel Gantt  (4 min video) Lean video


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Drop-down data validation
Dropdown data validation
for People, Resources, and more

With or without labels
One-click button
to set Project Start Date
and change grid lines

Link icons
Stencil of Link Icons
to easily insert hyperlinks to related documents

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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

with affordable pricing for unlimited users

  Easily shared with unlicensed users

as PDF

  Unlimited hyperlinks per row

using Link Icons Link Icon for graphic hyperlinks that are easy to see, easy to understand, and easy to use

  Unlimited size

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.
All the calculation power of Excel to create Phase and Milestone summaries.

  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
(or... if you can live without these features, then why spend the extra thousands?)

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 No
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
Calendar view No Yes
Earned Value Management No Yes
Manage resources across multiple projects No
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?

Project Management template

that every team leader can use
and every team member can share

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
with all of the other Kaizen Continuous Improvement tools


You can either purchase seats
or an enterprise site license
so you can empower every team member

After viewing our Gantt Chart training videos,
you can join a live webinar,
or call a live expert to answer your questions

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    Diagrama de Gantt
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