When it comes to project management, a Timeline Template is a simple but effective tool to making sure every stage of the process is accounted for. What this does is present you with a blank outline that represents the flow of time (we often think of time as a linear process). You will then have to add the details of each stage in the project along this timeline. You will start with the first stage and end with the “finish line” of your project.
Aside from project management, this method also helps with project planning, as you will then need to identify every concrete step, and identify what is the realistic first step, as well as what “done” looks like.
To help you get started in planning and managing your projects, consider this list of timeline templates.
There are different ways that people manage time, resources, and activities. The idea of presenting time as a linear process started in the West, but it is now the most useful way of presenting time.
For all kinds of projects and purposes, as well as all kinds of management styles, we have included different kinds of timelines.
Sometimes a simple vertical timeline (as shown in the Blank Printable Timeline example) will be all you need. Perhaps when you are showcasing the progression of an idea, or showing the history of development of something. You will likely have used such an outline for school projects.
You can use these templates however you wish. The simplicity of the timelines are meant to serve any kind of project with as much flexibility as you need without you having to compose the outline from scratch.
Each sample in this list is provided as a free PDF file. Unless you have a PDF-editing software, all you have to do is download the samples you want and print them out. You can also open them on digital paint and imaging software to customize them and add in your details.
Adding detail and color will help you make a fantastic Project Timeline that you can present to supervisors at work, or your teacher at school. It can also help you outline your process toward a company goal and list every objective you need to hit along the way. It can also be used to present the company’s history and milestone for orientations and presentations.
These templates will also be great handouts for primary school classroom activities. You can download something like the Blank Daily Timeline Template and print multiple copies for every student in the classroom. Have them draw in pictures to describe a stage in a process, be it the baking of a cake or their morning routine. They can also be used to teach them the life cycle of a butterfly or the growth of a tadpole to a frog.