Gantt Chart Excel

Create Professional-looking Gantt Charts in Excel

Gantt Chart Excel is a completely automated excel template. Download it now and you’ll have a professional-looking Gantt chart in minutes.

Create Gantt Charts with almost no learning curve by using Gantt Chart Excel.
Microsoft Excel is instantly familiar and widely used, so everyone on your team “gets it” and hits the ground running.

What is a Gantt Chart?

A Gantt chart is a type of bar chart, adapted by Karol Adamiecki in 1896 and independently by Henry Gantt in the 1910s, that illustrates a project schedule. It is a graphical illustration of the duration of tasks against the progression of time. Gantt charts are useful tools for planning and scheduling projects.

Read more by clicking here – Definition and history of Gantt Charts.

Gantt Chart Excel Ribbon
Gantt Chart Excel

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

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

Gantt Chart Excel is the only gantt excel template out there that is compatible with macOS

There are a lot of Gantt chart excel templates out there…How do you know which one is the best? I’m glad you asked!

Here’s our guarantee – There is not a single excel template out there that matches Gantt Chart Excel in features or design.
Gantt Chart Excel is clean, beautiful and intuitive to use.

Gantt Chart Excel template also uses shapes in the Gantt timeline and not conditional formatting like all other templates. Conditional formatting is buggy at times and has compatibility issues with certain versions of excel.

The added advantage compared to other templates is Gantt Chart Excel is completely automated and checks out for errors.
It does not mess up the Gantt chart or crash Excel if the dates are entered incorrectly. In fact, it doesn’t even allow you to enter incorrect dates.

“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 Chart Excel – Features

Gantt Chart Excel Ribbon
Using this Gantt chart excel template is very straightforward. We have customized the Excel ribbon to include a Gantt Tab with buttons to add Gantt charts, Tasks, Milestones etc. You can also switch between views at the click of a button.

Gantt Excel Template Ribbon

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. Additionally, it is also possible to set the lag to fine tune the start or end dates of the dependent tasks.

Gantt Chart Excel is the only gantt chart template with the ability to set task and milestone dependencies.

Setting dependencies between tasks is the most powerful feature of Gantt Chart Excel. The in-built auto-scheduling automation of the template is able to update the dates of tasks based on changes that are made to its dependent tasks.

Gantt Chart Task & Milestone Dependencies

Project Management Dashboards
A dashboard is the best way to easily communicate key project details.

To ensure that projects get completed on time, project managers need to monitor and understand their team’s work process and lead the project towards long-term goals. The quickest way to get a complete overview of your project performance is to use our project dashboard.

By clicking the dashboard button Gantt Chart Excel analyzes all the data in the Gantt Chart and then produces meaningful illustrated graphs thereby summarizing the project in less than two seconds.
You can now keep all interested parties in touch with the status of your project – from team members to project sponsors and top management.

Gantt Chart Excel Dashboard

Costs Module – Account for Project Budgets & Task Costs
Gantt Chart Excel doubles up as a budget and expenses template. Keep track of costs and expenditures for projects and tasks.

An essential factor of managing successful projects is creating and tracking an accurate project budget. This can be a difficult task as project scopes and timelines are constantly changing. Using a project budget template will help you stay on top of your project budget. With this template you can track the material, labor, and fixed costs associated with each project task, and monitor the variance between your actual and budgeted amounts.

Accurately estimating project costs and task costs is crucial to staying within budget and completing the project on time.

Gantt Chart Excel Costs

Ability to add and display Milestones in the Gantt Chart.

Milestones are tools used in project management to mark specific points along a project timeline. These points may signal anchors such as a project start and end date, a need for external review or input and budget checks, among others.

Milestones are a way of knowing how the project is advancing if you are not familiar with the tasks being executed.

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

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

Gantt Chart Excel Holiday Calendar

Configure Work Days
The tool automatically accounts for the workdays selected.

Gantt Chart Excel Work Week

Instantly switch between Views
Gantt Chart Excel has six calendar views name Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half-Yearly and Yearly View. There is no other excel template that has so many views, as a matter of fact most templates have just one view – daily view.

Gantt Chart Excel Timeline Views

Parent & Child Task Relationship
Ability to Set Parent & Child Tasks.

If a task is relatively large and requires several users with different skills to manage, break the task into subtasks and create parent-child relationships. A child task should be a relatively smaller, manageable size of work. When you group child tasks together under a parent, values such as dates, costs etc. aggregate and roll up to the parent task. So the parent task takes on the form of a summary task or rollup task for its child tasks. Gantt Chart Excel allows you to easily set parent and child tasks with the click of a button.

Gantt Chart Excel Parent Child Task Relationship

Resource Cost Module
Ability to select resources for tasks and assign costs.

Gantt Chart Excel Costs

Create Elegant Project Timelines
Show the right amount of detail

Gantt Chart Timeline Bars

 Intuitive Forms to Add Tasks & Milestones in the Gantt Chart

Gantt Chart Task Form
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Reviews From Around The Globe

People everywhere love Gantt Chart Excel and we thrive off their feedback.

“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 GanttExcel.”

Gary Forrest


“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. ”


Project Manager

“The Gantt chart feature in excel is outrageously useful. I’ve worked through a lot of gantt chart tools and Gantt Excel is the best. Thank you for creating this.”

Mark Thompson

Business Analyst