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Example Project Plan Template

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Project Deliverable 1 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Project Deliverable 2 Task 1 Sub task 1 Sub task 2 Project Deliverable 3 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Project Deliverable 4 Task 1 Sub Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Project Deliverable 5 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4

Start End % Compl. 4/25 5/8 4/25 5/8 80% 4/28 5/5 60% 5/8 3/5 10% 5/10 5/10 5/11 5/24 5/30 5/30 5/30 6/19 5/10 6/26 7/9 5/10 5/31 6/13 7/5 7/5 7/19 8/2 8/9 5/30 5/30 5/24 5/30 6/25 6/12 6/19 6/25 7/29 7/29 7/29 5/30 6/20 7/4 8/15 7/18 8/1 8/8 8/15

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Date Cells (H6:GU7) These cells power much of the referenced to cell G6, which can G6 will shift the entire calendar.

Task Cells (A10:F40) The tasks have three levels, de

Deliverable Sections The deliverable section(s) (ex. sections if needed. Within each deliverable sectio This way the appropriate conditi

Task s By entering a task in the B col task in the C column the associat entered (Cols D:E) cross referenc Task dependence/precedenc =E11+5 vs. 2/10/2010).

Special Events (B2:E7) Functionality was added to al for non-task events that may nee

Misc. - There is a current date indica

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Project Deliverable 1 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Project Deliverable 2 Task 1 Sub task 1 Sub task 2 Project Deliverable 3 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Project Deliverable 4 Task 1 Sub Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Project Deliverable 5 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4

Start End % Compl. 4/25 5/8 4/25 5/8 80% Project Plan Guide: 4/28 5/5 60% To these 5/8 3/5 delete 10% instructions, select this text box and then hit [Delete]. 5/10 5/10 5/11 5/24 5/30 5/30 5/30 6/19 5/10 6/26 7/9 5/10 5/31 6/13 7/5 7/5 7/19 8/2 8/9
Date 5/30 Cells (H6:GU7) These cells power much of the conditional formatting and allow the project plan to "float." All the cells are indirectly 5/30 25% referenced to cell G6, which can be set to a firm date (ex. 2/1/2010) or a reference (ex. =MIN([project dates])). Adjusting c ell 5/24will shift the entire calendar. 40% G6 5/30 0% Task Cells (A10:F40) The 6/25 tasks have three levels, deliverable, task and sub task. Each has a different conditional format in the Gantt chart are a. 6/12 0% Deliverable Sections 6/19 0% The deliverable section(s) (ex. 15:19) can be copied and pasted as rows to add new deliverable sections below the existing 6/25 0% sections if needed. Within each deliverable section you can add additional room for tasks by inserting a row above the light blue row (ex. 13 ). 7/29 way the appropriate conditional formatting is added and no formulas are compromised. This 7/29 0% 7/29 0% 5/30By entering a task in the B column the conditional formatting will make the associated bar a medium blue. By entering a 0% task column the associated bar will be light blue. The bar is shown via conditional formatting based on the dates 6/20 in the C0% entered (Cols D:E) cross referenced with the calendar across the top. 7/4 0% Task dependence/precedence can be managed by creating formulas between the data cells instead of firm dates (ex. =E11+5 vs. 2/10/2010). 8/15 7/18 0% Special Events (B2:E7) 8/1Functionality was added to allow for up to five "special events" that will highlight the background color. This was intended 0% task 0% events that may need to be included. 8/8 8/15 0%

There is a current date indicator that will show the current date on the Gantt chart.

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Project Deliverable 1 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Project Deliverable 2 Task 1 Sub task 1 Sub task 2 Project Deliverable 3 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Project Deliverable 4 Task 1 Sub Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Project Deliverable 5 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4

Start End % Compl. 4/25 5/8 4/25 5/8 80% 4/28 5/5 60% 5/8 3/5 10% 5/10 5/10 5/11 5/24 5/30 5/30 5/30 6/19 5/10 6/26 7/9 5/10 5/31 6/13 7/5 7/5 7/19 8/2 8/9 5/30 5/30 5/24 5/30 6/25 6/12 6/19 6/25 7/29 7/29 7/29 5/30 6/20 7/4 8/15 7/18 8/1 8/8 8/15

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To delete these instructions, select this text box and then hit [Delete].

Date Cells (H6:GU7) These cells power much of the conditional formatting and allow the project plan to "float." All the cells are indirectl referenced to cell G6, which can be set to a firm date (ex. 2/1/2010) or a reference (ex. =MIN([project dates])). Adjusti G6 will shift the entire calendar.

Task Cells (A10:F40) The tasks have three levels, deliverable, task and sub task. Each has a different conditional format in the Gantt char

Deliverable Sections The deliverable section(s) (ex. 15:19) can be copied and pasted as rows to add new deliverable sections below the e sections if needed. Within each deliverable section you can add additional room for tasks by inserting a row above the light blue row (e This way the appropriate conditional formatting is added and no formulas are compromised.

Task s By entering a task in the B column the conditional formatting will make the associated bar a medium blue. By enter task in the C column the associated bar will be light blue. The bar is shown via conditional formatting based on the dat entered (Cols D:E) cross referenced with the calendar across the top. Task dependence/precedence can be managed by creating formulas between the data cells instead of firm dates (e =E11+5 vs. 2/10/2010).

Special Events (B2:E7) Functionality was added to allow for up to five "special events" that will highlight the background color. This was in for non-task events that may need to be included.

Misc. - There is a current date indicator that will show the current date on the Gantt chart. - The Gantt chart bars and the task list will highlight according to % complete status. - The Page Setup includes repeating rows of 2:9 and repeating columns of A:G. To print a small section of the chart s select the area of the Gantt chart (ex. H10:AZ41) and set it as the Print Area. - Hypothetically additional days can be added to the calendar by copy and inserting columns to the left of Column G sure to check that the formulas in 6:7 and 4:5 have been copied appropriately.

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Version Initial Version: - Six month view - Floating calendar via conditional formatting - Special events (5) with background fill - Deliverable, task and sub-task levels - Current day indicator Added % complete status for tasks - Added highlighting of Gantt chart bars for % complete - Added highlighting of tasks that are behind plan

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