Gantt Chart Excel Template

Create Professional-looking Gantt Charts in Excel.

We’ve made this gantt chart excel template as easy, powerful, and painless to use as possible for managing your projects. This gantt excel template can be used for anything from construction projects to website redesigns and beyond.

The template is already set up and ready for you to start plugging in your project’s tasks.

Gantt charts have been around since 1917, when Henry L. Gantt created one as a way to analyze and synthesize workflows. He collaborated with the U.S. Army, which saw the value in his visual system. Since the 1980s, Gantt charts have become the most important tool when planning and executing projects, as they easily and visually identify tasks and allocated resources.

Our Gantt chart excel template is a bar chart on steroids. It illustrates the start and finish dates of the many tasks and milestones of your project. Our Gantt chart template is also designed to show task dependencies between activities, and they are ideal ways to show a current schedule status using percent-complete shading.

Other than a visual timeline of tasks and projects, Gantt charts are great for managing projects because tasks can be color-coded by person, team or function. They make tracking dependent tasks easier. You can compare

Also Microsoft Excel allows you to customize the gantt chart as much as you want to. It makes tracking dependent tasks easier. You can compare your planned versus your actual progress on the project. It’s also a means to view project baselines, as well as defining core project milestones.

Gantt Chart Excel is the Best Gantt chart excel template out there. It is completely automated and it is super easy to use.
Download it now and you’ll have a professional-looking Gantt chart in minutes.

If you use Microsoft Excel, you can create a Gantt Chart with almost no learning curve by downloading our Gantt Chart Excel Template.
Microsoft Excel is instantly familiar, so everyone on your team “gets it” and hits the ground running.

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Gantt Excel gives you the ability to see every step of your project from beginning to end.

Download NowCreate Gantt Charts in Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016 on Windows & Excel 2016 on macOS.

“This is the best alternative to Microsoft Project. This is an Excel Template on Steroids, very Powerful yet very Simple to use.
Best Project Management tool ever, Period.” – Tony Smith (Project Manager)” 


Gantt Excel Ribbon

Using this Gantt template is very straightforward. We have customized the Excel ribbon to include a Gantt Tab with buttons to add Gantt charts, Tasks, Milestones etc.

Gantt Excel Template Ribbon

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Task and Milestone Dependencies

You can create cascading dependencies in the Gantt Chart based on time, so that you see how time changes will affect other parts of the process & the final deliverable.

Task and Milestone Dependencies

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Project Management Dashboards

A dashboard is the best way to easily communicate key project details.
With a click of a button the project dashboard is instantly created based on the Gantt chart.
Gantt Chart Excel Dashboard

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Costs Module – Account for Project Budgets & Task Costs

Gantt Excel doubles up as a budget and expenses template. Keep track of costs and expenditures for projects and tasks.

Gantt Chart Excel Costs

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Ability to add Milestones in the Gantt Chart.

Gantt Chart Excel Milestones

Task Progress Indicators

Show Task Progress with percent complete in the grid and in the Gantt Chart Timeline.

Gantt Chart Excel Task Percent Status

Configure Work Days

Automatically account for selected workdays.

Set Workdays

Instantly switch between Views

Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half-Yearly and Yearly View.

Gantt Chart Views

Parent & Child Task Relationship

Ability to Set Parent & Child Tasks.

Gantt Chart Excel Parent Child Task Relationship

Resource Cost Module

Ability to select resources for tasks and assign costs.

Gantt Chart Excel Costs

Holiday Calendar

Set the holiday calendar to exclude holidays in the Gantt chart.

Gantt Chart Excel Holiday Calendar

Create Elegant Project Timelines

Show the right amount of detail

Show Text in Gantt Bars

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Intuitive Forms to Add Tasks & Milestones in the Gantt Chart

Gantt Chart Task Form

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Select Dates Using the Date Picker

Date Picker

Show Baseline, Estimated and Actual Timeline Bars

Gantt Baseline Actual Bars

Highlight Overdue Tasks

Overdue tasks show in red color or any color of your choosing.
Gantt Overdue Tasks

Customize the Gantt Chart Timeline Bars with your Favorite Colors

Create a project timeline to impress!
Gantt Chart Colors

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Gantt Chart Excel – Complete Feature List

  • Ability to create as many Gantt charts as you want
  • Add as many tasks and milestones to a gantt chart
  • Add or edit tasks using intuitive forms
  • Duplicate tasks easily
  • Set parent and child task relationships
  • Create task and milestone dependencies
  • Fine-tune dependent task dates using lag
  • Select dates using a date picker
  • Track estimated, baseline and actual dates
  • Auto-calculate duration based on start and finish dates
  • Auto-calculate end date based on start date and duration
  • Account for holidays
  • Set up work week calendar days
  • Parent tasks auto-calculate dates, percent complete and costs
  • Set project estimated and baseline budget
  • Generate project dashboard with the click of a button
  • Track estimated, baseline and actual costs
  • Set Currency per project

  • Track task percent complete
  • Highlight overdue tasks in the timeline
  • Auto-calculate percent complete or enter it manually
  • Set simple or weighted percentage for parent tasks
  • Add resources to tasks
  • Set resource per day cost
  • Add task notes
  • Insert up to 10 custom columns
  • Show or hide system and custom columns
  • Gantt chart timeline automatically updates based on any change
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and yearly views
  • Show estimated, baseline and actual timeline bars
  • Task percentage complete bar overlays the estimated bar
  • Scroll timeline to start, current or end of project
  • Customize timeline gantt bars and milestone colors
  • Show or hide dependency connectors
  • Today indicator available in the Gantt chart
  • Show text on Gantt Bars

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Gantt Chart Excel Reviews

“Great product, fantastic customer service. Highly recommend this tool for all types of project managers!”

CA, United States

“The chart is amazing and easy to use. This will be a resource I use for years to come! Excellent customer service. Had questions about how to use and they provided solutions almost immediate.”

ON, Canada

“Excellent service and customer support. The product is very intuitive and easy to use. ”

Hilary Reid
Scotland, United Kingdom

“Simple but effective, easy to use but provides all you need to manage a project. Excellent customer support!!”

ON, Canada

“This is an excellent product, very easy to use, easy to buy and great value for money in saved time. You do not need to be an excel expert to use it, the automation of entry does it all for you. I recently showed the website to clients to help with their project planning. They were very pleased and will be adopting it through the company. I needed to contact support to help with a query; their response was quick, efficient and very helpful. Excellent service and great product, I thoroughly recommend Gantt Excel.”

T. Dulieu
Essex, United Kingdom

“This saved a lot of time for me. Having to update a schedule in project, then copy to excel was very time consuming and didn’t allow real time changes in my meetings. Having this done in excel allows me to customize my schedule just like project while adding additional tabs for other information. I’ve received nothing but positive feedback from my pears. Well worth the investment and has paid for itself. ”

AL, United States

“I am a new at using Gantt software. So I was very impressed with the speed and thoroughness of their customer service when I had basic questions on how to use the software. They were very thorough in their responses, which made it very easy for me to use. I have purchased similar software before but found them difficult to use and there was no customer service support at all. This is a great product, at a tremendous price, with service you can count on. I have recommended this product to numerous people in my field and will continue to do so.”

Gary L
NV, United States

“Gantt Excel saved the day – And blew me away!
I needed a simple and intuitive Excel Gantt chart to quickly relay project status to business stakeholders comfortable with Excel. After trying a couple, I found GanttExcel and it exceeded expectations! I’ve been in systems for 20 years and I’m amazed at the design and features of the product – all built in Excel! And the price? Unbelievable! Many thanks – you’ve made another fan!”Chuck S
CT, United States
“Gantt Excel is very intuitive, fast and offers great features…. My clients find the Gantt Chart easy to read and understandable. Project Managers in my team love this tool. ”

Samantha Davis
United Kingdom

“Great product, allows you to customize your project to a good degree. Impressing my Boss!”

IN, United States

“Just what I was looking for, and such a helpful support team. This gives me the ability to produce professional gantt charts, at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. Well done to the team at Gantt Excel. ”

Gary Forrest
NY, United States

“We are a medium sized company, and have been using GanttExcel for almost a year now. The software is easy to use, as it is fully integrated in Excel. The software offers more than enough features and flexibility for us, to produce good quality project schedules. The Project Dashboard view is very useful for progress reporting.
Customer service is lightning fast.
Overall we are very pleased with the GanttExcel software.
Amazing it can be offered at this price level.”Albert
Sliedrecht , The Netherlands

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