If you manage projects it’s important to show how many tasks there are and when they’re due to happen. This helps to explain key events in your project’s life to team members and other stakeholders.
In my experience I’ve seen project managers show project tasks using Gantt charts, but here I offer a compelling alternative – the simple project timeline tool – which you can create in Excel.
A project timeline shows how events relate to each other in time. Although timelines don’t look as sophisticated as Gantt charts, they do a really good job at communicating the big picture. A well crafted project timeline can convey useful information relating to task progress and overall project progress.
There are two videos and one timeline template spreadsheet included in our affordable Timeline download package.
Both the videos and timeline template work together, so you can watch the videos that show how to create the timeline chart in Excel, and follow along in Excel with the spreadsheet.
The spreadsheet contains a working Timeline Template that you can use immediately to create your own project timelines. It also has step-by-step instructions for creating the timeline from scratch.
A lot of care and attention has been put into making the Timeline Template a really good choice for showing how project tasks relate to each over the planned life of the project.
“Great timeline. The best I found. I was able to create a timeline from scratch using your step by step instructions in Excel 2007.”
Greg – Launch Excel reader
“Very nice and clean looking template — excellent.”
1Serval – Youtube viewer
“This looks amazing. You’ve done a lot of work here and it shows! Thank you for sharing so generously.”
Steve – Launch Excel reader
Don’t forget that you will also get 2 tutorial videos to download to your desktop to watch at your own convenience. Watch the step-by-step instructions showing you how to recreate the timeline from a blank worksheet. It’s just like having an Excel expert sit down with you to explain how things work and what tips might be useful to learn.
Here are just some of the things we explain in the videos:
“Thanks for the great instructions, by far the best I was able to find.”
John – Launch Excel reader
“Superb, well done mate. Looked extremely complicated and you made it feel so simple. Thanks.”
Stevie B. – Youtube viewer
“This is great info on how to set up a project timeline. Thank you for sharing this information and for your insights.”
James B. – Launch Excel reader
If you track project tasks using Excel and have been searching far and wide for a great template that lays out your project beautifully, you should look no further. Our timeline template has proven its popularity and usefulness, and all you need to do is click on the “Buy Now” button below to get your own copy.
Remember, not only do you get a copy of the Timeline Template, you also get to download and keep the two tutorial videos showing you step-by-step how we created the timeline. Giving you the skills and know-how to get creative in customizing the spreadsheet to your heart’s desire.
The complete package of Timeline template and Video tutorials is available at the special price of US$25. Click on the “Buy Now” button to get your copy now. This will take you to a new screen where you can review your shopping cart and see the details of your order before paying.
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The timeline template videos were created using Excel 2010 for Windows. The template will work with Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2011 for Mac. However, you should not save the spreadsheet in .xls compatibility mode (backwards compatible) because this may remove certain features of the timeline chart.
The videos and spreadsheet are delivered via an Internet download. You will get an email with a download link that remains valid for a month so you do not need to download the product immediately. If you find that your download link has expired, simply use the contact form below to send us an email and we will reset the link. Before we do so, We’ll need you to show us emailed proof of purchase.
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That’s a good question, and one I will answer by listing three good reasons why you may wish to buy these videos for download (remember they come with the complete Timeline Template in Excel).
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Chief Teaching Officer, Launch Excel