Download free Project Simple Gantt Chart template in Excel and Spreadsheet for business and client. Manage your project with simple charts and track timelines. This Simple Project Gantt Chart template contains the core functionality needed to create a simple Gantt chart easily.
Each row of the worksheet represents a separate task. All you need to do is define the start date and duration of each task.
Simple Gantt Chart Template
A Gantt chart is a tool for project management developed originally by Henry Gantt in the early 1900s. It is a type of bar chart that shows the start and end times for each task in a project schedule.
The tasks are using a work breakdown structure (WBS) with summary tasks for the main project deliverables and sub-tasks that break the project down into a detailed and manageable task hierarchy.
Showing Critical Tasks in a Gantt Chart
Some Gantt charts are design to show the critical path and available slack or float time for each task. If every task must be done in sequence, every task is critical and there is no slack time (because if one task is delayed, it delays the entire project).
However, if some tasks can be done in parallel and have some available slack time, then the project manager may be able to free up some resources to devote to the more critical tasks.
The CPM algorithm requires a fully defined task dependency structure, meaning that every task must have a successor.
A simple Gantt chart may not need to have the dependencies between tasks fully defined, which is why you will see many project schedules with tasks defined only with a start and end date.
Download and use Simple Project Gantt Chart Excel template
To use this free Simple Project Gantt Chart Excel Template, you should have Microsoft Office/ Microsoft Excel installed in your system.
Once extracted, you can open the file using Excel and start entering data or customizing the template. You can customize the currency, color scheme, fields in this excel template as per your requirement.