Free Project Plan Template for Excel

Whether you’re a project manager in an agency, a consultancy, or you just want to make sure your organization’s projects are planned efficiently, you can use our simple project plan template for Excel to quickly lay out the project’s key tasks.

Each task can be assigned to a person, has start and end dates, and a status. While no template is likely to be immediately perfect for your needs, this will hopefully serve as a good starting point from which you can customize your ideal project plan spreadsheet.

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Using the template

Start by deleting the sample data on the template, then simply enter each of your task’s names and assign them a person, start and end dates, and a status. The Total days field will automatically calculate from the dates that you input. The Status field will automatically change color based on the task’s status, making it easy to keep track of the performance of the tasks on the project plan.

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