How to Make a Project Flowchart in Word
Putting together a project flowchart lets you aptly summarize the steps needed in your undertaking’s process of completion. And, by utilizing Microsoft Word and our chart templates, you’ll have no trouble with composing a project flowchart of your own. If you need some help on how to achieve this, then have a look through the guide below.
1. Consult and Determine
If fulfilling your objective involves working with a team, then it’s important to have a discussion with them to start off. You and your team will need to establish the key factors of how to accomplish the goals of your project. Attention also needs to be given to resources and time management, bearing in mind what limitations you and your team are constrained to. Be sure that all members are able to contribute and that each of them is capable of carrying out their assigned tasks.
When taking on a project by yourself, then be sure to prioritize which task needs to be done before moving on to the next. Don’t forget about what you’re limited to in terms of the schedule and resources that are available.
2. Download Microsoft Word
If you already have access to using Word, then go ahead and skip to the next part of this guide. Otherwise, you can easily find the program at Microsoft’s online store. When you’re there, simply choose from one of their subscription plans to download and install Word. Microsoft also provides a free trial offer for their products, which lets you get started on your work before having to commit to a monthly registration!
Do you need to work on the go? Well, fret not, since Word is also available to download and install to your favorite mobile gadgets -- Android and iOS platforms! Whether you’re stuck at a cafe until the rain stops or need to make a quick edit to your resume, you can work on the go anywhere and anytime!
3. Pick the Right Template for the Job
We have a good number of useful documents that you can pick from; have a look through the page and you’ll see preview thumbnails that contain that particular sample’s name. To know more about each template, click on a thumbnail and a fresh page will open up in your web browser.
On the new tab, you can find more preview images to your left, plus details regarding the template to your right. To save the file to your computer/device, click on the provided download button (just above “Template Details”) and follow some quick steps to get your new flowchart sample!
4. Open up Microsoft Word and Start Drafting
Once you have Word installed and your desired template downloaded, it’s time to make your plan visually tangible. Since our Ready-made Project Flowchart Templates already come with expertly-crafted markers, all you really need to do is replace the placeholder text with the information that’s necessary to the tasks at hand. When organizing your flowchart, make sure to keep the details concise; prioritize crucial aspects to the project and make sure the progress of your steps is easy to understand.
5. Don’t Forget to Save
After you’ve made the necessary changes to your template, be sure to save it and it’s ready to present!
If you’re with a team, print out multiple copies to hand out if you’d like them to carry an actual sheet for quickly referring to. If you’d like to have better management over the contributions of your team, then you might want to consider making use of an itinerary plan. With Microsoft Word and our diverse library of templates, you can create a flowchart that's sure to help you stay organized!