The 7 Best Project Management Templates For Excel

Written by co-founder Kasper Langmann, Microsoft Office Specialist.

The best project managers stay on top of everything. 

A good manager is a jack-of-all-trades and a master of most tasks, if not all.

There is a lot of ground to cover whether it is a budgeting concern or performance assessment, a good project manager can make decisions fast and effective.

With Excel playing a big role in almost all businesses, a good and reliable template to stay on top of everything is critical to your projects’ success.

That’s why we have compiled the 7 best Project Management Excel Templates that you can use in budgeting, performance tracking, and project projection and much more. We got you covered. 😊

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

1. Critical Path Method

Critical Path Method excel template

CPM is an essential part of project management.

With this CPM Template from Vertex42, determine the most critical task that needs more attention and resources, pinpoints tasks that are dependent on each other for more efficiency.

Creating a CPM is probably one of the most painstaking tasks you should do as a project manager.

But worry anymore, with this free version of CPM, if you have time to encode data and copy-paste details, you are good to go!

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

2. Status Report Template

Status Report Excel Template

Nothing feels more embarrassing than a project manager who is not aware of where things are at the present.

Look sharper on your next presentation by downloading this Status Report Template for free (in exchange for your email address) and get on top of everything.

This spreadsheet allows you to take a glance at where you are as a team, keep track of your team’s progress, identifying and addressing critical challenges along the way.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

All this helps you make more meaningful follow-ups and not just drilling people to get things done.

3. Project Budget Template

Project Budget Excel Template

Improper calculation of a project’s budget could spell disaster for a project manager.

And this one is an insidious theft of success. You won’t feel this blunder until the error screams right off of your face.

Save yourself with unnecessary stress and cost for your projects by getting ahead with this one-size-fits-all Project Budget Template.

Looking for a specific budget template? Then browse this buffet of templates that’ll satisfy all your budgeting needs.

Allowing yourself to glimpse into the future by budgeting will give you peace of mind and make more cost-effective decisions.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

We cannot stress how important budgeting is. Safeguard your project’s success and your mental health by configuring an amazing project budget with an Excel template.

4. Action Item Template

Action Item excel Template

Action items can be easily overlooked.

As a leader, you can enable and empower your teammates with meaningful follow-ups.

Having an Action Item Tracker will help you focus on tasks and team members who need help the most. Tracking action items will make you more invested in each in every task without micromanaging each of them.

You can use the template as a list of tasks for follow-ups. And with the use of conditional formatting, you can rule and cross out a task once it is done.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

5. Project Management Dashboard

Dashboards provide a bird’s eye view of how you are doing as a team overall.

A well-built, updated, and well-maintained dashboard will be a great visual representation of which stage you are now as a team in your projection.

Using is a low-cost (or even free, actually) spreadsheet can profoundly impact your productivity.

This FREE Project Management Dashboard will give you a glance on your KPIs, your budget and balances, and risk issues through its colorful charts and responsive UI.

6. Gantt Chart Template

Gantt Chart excel Template

Focusing on the most important tasks you are undertaking and making sure they are done on time is at the top of the list of a project manager.

That’s why you need a well-functioning Gantt chart to track and schedule all these responsibilities.

But a working Gantt chart would require a lot of time to build. Nothing to say about the complexity of building it.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

But don’t fret. We found this quality Gantt Chart Template that could get you started for free and help you learn the ropes with its easy to use interface.

7. Multiple Project Tracking

Multiple Project Tracking excel template

Project Managers are master multi-taskers.

Working on several projects at the same time, overseeing a team, require a lot of management and administrative skills as well as time and effort.

Besides these skills, you will need a reliable tool to stay afloat among all of these complicated tasks with many people you are managing.

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto

That is why we included this Multiple Project Tracker Excel Template.

Just clear the existing data on this template and add your own and you are good to go. This model, with its macros, allows you to add as many projects as you can and add up to 40 tasks each.

Wrapping things up…

Excel has been a staple tool for project managers for many years. With all the changes and upgrades made to it in years, it has become a more reliable and flexible spreadsheet for managing projects.

Add these templates to your administrative arsenal and create more impact for both your clients and teammates. 👍

Kasper Langmann, Co-founder of Spreadsheeto