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January 29, 2024
Project Management

Project schedule

Efficiently manage your project timelines with Retable's free project schedule spreadsheet template, a user-friendly tool designed to help you outline and track key milestones and deadlines. Ideal for teams of any size, this template simplifies project scheduling, ensuring clear communication and on-time project delivery.

Project schedule spreadsheet template

📌 To copy and customize the project schedule spreadsheet template to your own Retable dashboard, click the "Copy to workspace" button in the upper right corner of the template!

Columns of the project schedule spreadsheet template

  • Task ID: This is a type of autonumber column that automatically assigns IDs to your tasks. These IDs are unique and do not change even if you change the order of your rows. You cannot make manual data changes in the autonumber column type.
  • Milestone: It's a select column type and shows the milestones of your tasks. You can add more milestone options to this column or activate the multi-select option if you must select multiple milestones for each task.
  • Task name: It's a text column type. Here, you can find the name of each task, which provide a quick idea for each of them.
  • Description: It's a text column type. Here, you can find the description of each task, which provide a detailed explanation for each of them.
  • Assigned resource: It's a select column type. The name listed here represents who is responsible for each task. You can change this column type to "Collaborator" to easily assign tasks to your teammates.
  • Start date: It's a calendar column type. Here you can find the start date of the projects. You can change the date format by customizing this column.
  • End date: It's a calendar column type. Here you can find the deadline for the project completion. You can change the date format by customizing this column.
  • Effort (hrs): It's a number column type. In this column type, you can write the effort required for your project in hours.
  • % Complete: It's a percent column type. When you write the percentage of your project completed in this column, a % sign is automatically added and your progress is displayed on the progress bar.
  • Status: It's a select column type. Indicates the current stage of each task of the project, such as 'Done', 'In Progress', 'Planned', etc. You can add more status option.
  • Predecessors: It's a text column type. You can write the IDs of other tasks that affect the tasks in your project and need to be completed first in this column.

Views of the project schedule spreadsheet template

The view types of your project schedule template are designed to offer different perspectives and ways to interact with your projects. Here's a brief explanation of each view:

Grid view (default):

This view presents the projects in a traditional, Excel like, spreadsheet format, where each row represents a different project and the columns represent the various attributes of each project, such as status, milestone, start date, effort etc. It's the most detailed and comprehensive view, suitable for editing and entering data collaboratively.

Kanban view:

In Kanban views, projects are displayed as dynamic cards on a Kanban board. Kanban view allows you to visualize and manage your project workflow easily. Each Kanban card represents a project and these cards can be moved by drag and drop. Retable's Kanban view helps you to track progress and manage projects easily.

Calendar view:

Retable's calendar view helps you automatically display the dates in your table on a calendar. If your table has multiple date columns (ex; start date & end date) you can automatically create date ranges in your calendar view. You can also change your calendar view to monthly, weekly and yearly.

Chart view

Chart view is one of the Retable views that project managers need most and helps you quickly visualize your data and get meaningful reports from your data. Retable offers four different chart types: line, area, bar and pie. So you can easily visualize your data in real-time.

Retable's advanced anad customizable data views serve a unique use case and can be used depending on the particular project management needs, whether that's detailed data entry, visual data management, reporting or quick status checks.

Retable's project schedule spreadsheet template is a ready-to-use spreadsheet template for efficiently managing your projects, enabling you to manage each project's schedile from start to end with ease. With options like Grid, Kanban, Calendar and Chart views, you can customize your project schedule workflow to suit your team's unique needs.

Ready to explore even more ways to streamline your project management processes? Dive into Retable's extensive spreadsheet templates archive and find the perfect fit to elevate your project management to the next level. Discover Retable's templates today and transform your tasks into impactful projects with just a few clicks!