Project Timeline Templates

Download these 31 Free Project Timeline Templates in MS Excel and in MS Word Format to assist you tracking your Project progress effectively.

During the completion of a project, timeline plays primary role. Not only that by following a timeline, the team members and supervisors can ensure that everything is going as planned but if there is a delay, they can also check who is responsible for the delay and how it’s avoided in the future. Intelligent project managers and project team members always prefer to spend some quality time with each other where they discuss an expected timeline, desired timeline, ideal time and actual timeline for the completion of a project. Together all of these timelines provide a realistic timeline that is essential to follow for completion of a project.

Importance of Project Timeline Sheets:

Getting a new project can be interesting and challenging at the same time. It can help to break the old boring routine and get the team members excited about a new project but there are some risks involved as well. One of the most common problems with a project is not finishing on time. Customers or clients emphasize on the quality of the services and the overall excellence in the completion of a project but they also tend to focus on the timeline and prefer to see the final results within agreed duration. If the duration for project completion is calculated wrong or if there was an error, it can lead to big problems and if the original timeline is way different than the assumed timeline, the client might cancel the agreement or file a case against you. In order to save yourself from such a situation, you should focus on the project timeline before even starting to work on the project itself.

Market Practices of Project Timelines:

Brief Introduction of the Project:

In order to design a timeline for a project and actually attempting to complete the project within expected timeline, it’s important to first focus on the basics. This includes defining the scope of the project along with explaining what the project is about and what the core objective here is. This part is especially important for the team members to understand the scope and objective before sitting together and creating a timeline.

Enlists Steps/Tasks for Project Completion:

In order to understand something complicated, you break it into pieces. The same approach is often done with the projects as a project is divided into smaller portions or tasks. Separately, each task is a project itself but together, they are all essential and important for the successful completion of the project. One of the key reasons to dividing the project into smaller tasks is for allocating proper time and resources for each task.

Estimated Time for each Task:

As soon you breakdown the project into smaller portions i.e. tasks or steps, you can instantly evaluate how much time each part will take to finish or complete. This way if you estimated that it will take 4 weeks to complete a project, there can be a miscalculation or error but as soon you divide the project into smaller portions, you can easily estimate that there are in total 6 portions and it will take 5 days for first 2 portions to complete while 4 days for the rest of the 4 portions. This way the total required time for completion is 26 days to be exact.

Describe Task Sequence and Dependencies:

Because the project is divided into smaller portions, it’s very convenient to sit down with the team members and evaluate which portion depends on which portions. This means if it takes 12 steps to complete a project, you can evaluate which steps should be completed first and completion of how many steps depend on each other. Not only that you can prioritize important tasks at this stage but you can also describe the dependencies of each task for team members’ better understanding.

Create the Actual Timeline:

As soon you complete the above step, there should be a clear image in your head that should demonstrate how the project will start, how each milestone or task will be completed and the exact time it will take for the project to finish. Now it’s time to put those thoughts on paper and if you think using MS Excel is a great idea for project timeline development, maybe you are right but this tool is not designed for creating project timeline. Instead try to find a tool i.e. online website or a software program that is specifically designed for creating project timelines.

Free Project Timeline Templates

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Project Timesheet Template 01

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