Free Project Management Templates

Download our free project and task management templates to improve the way you manage tasks, teams and projects. From start to finish, we have templates to meet your project needs.

We’ve created these project management templates in Excel for you to use when managing tasks, teams, and project. There are four templates:

  • Project Management Template – high level project information
  • Task Management Template – for managing project tasks
  • Gantt Chart Template – use it to track project status
  • Resource Allocation Template – great for managing resource allocation to different tasks and projects

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What Is a Project Management Template?

A project management template is an Excel workbook that you can use to track important information about your projects and tasks, like:

  • Creating project overview
  • Setting project budget and managing costs
  • Setting up, assigning, and managing tasks
  • Assigning resources to projects and tasks
  • Tracking task and project status by using Gantt chart

Why Do You Need a Project Management Template?

A good Excel template is very useful for tracking projects and tasks if you do not have the budget for or want the complexity of a full-fledged project management software. These templates are especially good for tracking repetitive projects.

For example, if you are a marketing agency, you probably run several client projects that are similar, like setting up Google Ads campaign or doing SEO. Instead of starting from scratch for every project, you can use these templates to save time and effort.

Of course, it’s probably easier to use a project management tool like Asana to manage projects. But if you’re just starting and want to keep things simple, Excel project management templates are a good starting point.

How to Use Project Management Templates?

Since Microsoft Excel is so popular and easy to use, we created our project management templates in Excel.

Using these project templates is easy. After you download a template, open it with Excel. If you don’t use Excel, you can upload it to your Google Drive and open with Google Sheets.

The first worksheet in every template tells you how to use it. The last sheet is where you maintain the project specific information such as a list of employees.

The second worksheet has sample data for you to understand how to use the template. The third sheet is blank for you to use for your project.

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Project Plan Template

This template is for managing your projects at a high level. Use it to track project status, priority, deadlines, and project staffing information.

On the Project Options sheet in this template, you can maintain a list of clients, team members and project status options.

Project management template

Task Management Template

This template is for managing tasks in your projects. You can track task status, priority, start and end dates, completion status, and team members assigned to the task.

The Project Options sheet is where you list your team members, task status and priority options.

Task management template

Gantt Chart Template

Gantt chart is one of the most popular and powerful ways to track a project’s progress. Excel does not support Gantt Chart, so we created this template for people who want to use Gantt chart with an Excel project template.

To create the Gantt Chart, enter task index (order of task), task name, start and end dates, deadline, team member and completion percentage. Finally, use the cells starting from column H to create your Gantt chart.

In the Project Options sheet for the Gantt Chart template, maintain list your team members, task status and priority options.

Gantt chart template

Resource Allocation Template

Resource allocation template is very useful for understanding if your team members are over or under-loaded. It’s a critical piece of information for any project manager, as you don’t want your team members to either over-work or under-work.

We created this template to help you better manage your project resources.

The Project Options sheet options to manage list of your team members, task status and priority options.

Resource allocation template

Streamline your project management process

Our free project management templates are built in MS-Excel. You can use these templates to plan and track projects, assign tasks to members, manage team member workload and manage tasks. Download our ready-to-use templates and improve your project management process.