There are sample sheets and documents for a variety of occupations and purposes. You just need to find the one that suits your needs. In this article, we will only focus on project management models for Google Sheets.
How to copy Google spreadsheet templates
Most of the models I have shared below are in read-only mode. This means that you cannot modify or copy them directly. To use them, click on the File menu and select the Make a copy option.
This will copy the template as it is into a new sheet which you can name and save to your Drive folder. You can now modify them as needed.
1. Gantt chart template for Google Sheets
What better way to manage your project than a Gantt chart? An effective way to manage tasks and time intervals to help you view schedules and track progress. You can view milestones and due dates to know if the project is on track or not.
You can easily follow the progress of tasks and find out who is working on what here. It is a smart way to keep a bird's eye view of the progress of the project. You can also track tasks that depend on the completion of other tasks before you start.
2. SEO priority spreadsheet template
Most companies have an online presence these days, and if you're running a website, you need to learn and track your SEO efforts to stay ahead of the game. Here's a Google listing from the Moz team for manage the referencing of your site but above all, prioritize tasks and follow a process.
There are several tabs at the bottom which are better explained in the post above. Most are self-explanatory. There is a dashboard that acts as an overview and SEO priorities where you can track important SEO tasks. Then there is a calendar which is divided into days and weeks. You can also track site issues in a separate sheet to find out when Google robots crawl.
3. Google Sheets project management model
Not everyone wants a Gantt chart. Some people are looking for something basic to manage and track tasks, costs and hours. The creators of Smartsheet, a Google Sheets add-on, created a simple Google Sheets model for project management.
You can easily add or delete rows and columns here as needed. It is color coded with the possibility of tracking tasks, deadlines, deliverables, assignees and hours.
4. Model of project chronological worksheets
An alternative to the Gantt chart model we saw above, the project timeline model is useful for different stages of the project in a color-coded graph. Although the model is just as visually appealing, it is easier to use than Gantt charts and you can still track tasks, budgets and other variables over time.
The timeline template makes it easy to track everything you need in a project. Google designed this template, and you can also find it in the Google Sheets template gallery.
5. Google Sheets connected timeline template
Another model to plot the project timeline, and this one connects the dots. What I mean is that it gives more weight to the timeline itself or to the project schedule compared to other details like task and project variables.
The reason it is called a connected timeline is that instead of overlapping, as in the previous Google Sheets model, the bar graph starts right after where it is is finished for the last task. It is much easier to understand at a glance the different stages of the project.
6. Google Sheets Event Marketing Model
Are you planning an event? It can be a company party or a private party for your close friends and loved ones. Either way, you can better manage it with a project management model in Google Sheets.
The model is quite simple but effective. There is a column for each week and one for entering additional information. You can add additional lines, but there seems to be one for just about everything, like marketing, public relations, content, etc. If you are planning a personal event, you will need to modify the section accordingly.
Don't spread it thin
There are so many things you can do in Google Sheets. Did you know that you can also create bars and charts based on data entry in Google Sheets? Add additional modules to the mix and here you are looking at a powerful tool.
Share your favorite Google Sheets templates for project management with us in the comments below.
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