Sometimes the easiest way to create a Gantt chart is by starting from a template and customizing it to your project.
To that end, we present the following 10 templates, which have been designed to be easily customized to your project.
Using only basic Excel skills, you should be able to complete your own Gantt chart in 10 minutes or less.
Template 1: Build a House
This template contains a basic task list for the building of a house, but it serves as a handy checklist for any building project. It’s structured into the five major phases, Excavation, Structural, Mechanical, Finishing, and Landscaping. If you are building a house, shed, garage, office, or any building project, make sure you start with this.Download
Template 2: Deliver a Shipment
Delivering a large shipment to a client, job site, or processing facility can be a substantial project in itself. From ordering the packaging material to measuring product sizes to storage, this template has it covered.Download
Template 3: Write a Report
Almost everyone has to produce a written report at some point, and it’s remarkably easy to skip or minimize the initial steps – research, analysis, estimates, and consultation. But ensuring the time and effort is undertaken to produce a high quality report is essential to achieving the desired result that will wow the decision makers.Download
Template 4: Science Fair Project
This is a highly attractive and versatile and template that is applicable to any project that includes design and analysis, building a prototype and writing a small report or presentation. It’s got all the steps to ensure your project gets more than just a passing grade.Download
Template 5: Parking Lot Paving
Planning a construction project can be a nerve racking experience, frought with hundreds or even thousands of potential missed costs that pop up after the project has been won. Paving a parking lot is no exception, and thus we hope you use this template to make sure you have all the bases covered.Download
Template 6: Habitat Restoration Project
Environmental remediation and enhancement projects have their own unique set of issues and considerations. The initial baselining phase needs to ensure the data are in place to understand the entire interconnected ecosystem components, and the design and construction phases usually require long term monitoring systems.Download
Template 7: Plan an Event
Planning an event is a project that requires a tremendous amount of attention to detail and meticulous planning. This template can be used for anything from a local planning meeting to an industry convention.Download
Template 8: Build a New Shop
It’s an exciting time when you need to build a new shop, or expand an old one. But you need to make sure that all aspects of the new building are planned for and that there are no surprises. Issues such as how much space to allocate for various activities or equipment, and how much to build for future expansion, must be considered.Download
Template 9: Develop a Manual
When developing a manual for a tool, piece of equipment, etc., it is important to incorporate an adequate amount of planning. The two aspects of manuals must be addressed, that being the User Guide and the Getting Started instructions. The deployment of the manual involves a substantial amount of the project work.Download
Template 10: Develop a New Product
A new product line can be a daunting and formidable experience. The research and development phase must ensure the strongest possible product, and the manufacturing phase must ensure the quality control to meet the customers expectations.Download
You can also Download All Templates, which are contained in their own separate tabs in the same workbook.
Did you know… You can create a gantt chart in Excel using the bar chart functions, which allows them to update automatically when the dates are updated. Learn how
Good luck in creating a Gantt chart for your project, and let us know what we can add to any of these templates, to make them better.