Resources for project managers

Here you find templates and other material that you can use in your own projects. It is what I use in my projects. For instance, an easy-to-use project plan template that can be edited in Excel. Usually this is all you need.

Project plan template (Excel)

My project plan template is a simple column based template where you can ‘pain’ your project plan using colors. The good thing about it: it can easily be shared with other people as it requires Excel only.

project plan template
project plan template

Task tracking list (Excel)

Whether you call it task tracking list or open point list: it doesn’t matter. It’s your main file as a project manager. In this file you record all tasks that you and your team have to perform.

task tracking list
task tracking list

Absence overview (Excel)

A challenge for any new project is the allocation of resources.  The people in your team won’t be able to dedicate 100% of their time to your project, as they have other commitments too. And sometimes people are off for holidays. How can you easily plan your activities?

The solution is to create an absence overview for your team. It allows you to see with one glance who is available on a specific day and who isn’t. Very useful for scheduling of workshops and other meetings!

Absence tracking
Absence tracking list

Remark: This file is for 2018!