Computers and computer software have played a major role in preserving time and have helped humans in obtaining accurate calculations for their data. A spreadsheet is an electronic document made up of rows and columns allowing a user to enter relevant data which can be used for skillful manipulation and calculations. A project spreadsheet helps in organizing and categorizing data into a logical format which is easy to compare and understand. It helps in analyzing and visualizing data in accessible ways for deriving constructive output for the project.
It can capture numeric data to perform basic arithmetic and mathematical functions which helps in calculating complex values. This article covers templates, examples, and samples of the project spreadsheet for understanding and ready reference of the reader.
Project spreadsheet helps one in recording all the expenses of a project and also in summarizing all individual expenses into a combined sheet. Such sheets are included in project review reports, project budgets, and project statements. One can also flexibly edit any entry of formula as and when required. This file is a project spreadsheet template file available for download in six file formats. The heading titles of the sheet include colored text box and contains data on the general requirement, site preparation, and on-site water. The predesigned sheet comes in three printable pages and one can easily add/remove data to manage the printing option. It uses free standard Google fonts and is available in two sizes for convenient storage options on the drive.
A spreadsheet has numerous features which can be used for a different purpose to conveniently prepare and analyze complex data. It becomes tough for a fresher to learn all the functions of a spreadsheet without any guidance. It also becomes important to use the features of a spreadsheet in the correct manner to save time. This file is a sixteen-page document titled Teaching good Excel design and skills: A three spreadsheet assignment project published in the Journal of Accounting Education. Excel is software by Microsoft for preparing and modifying spreadsheets. The paper provides detailed information on a spreadsheet and describes a method for teaching spreadsheet design by assigning students with three assignments which are iterative and repetitive in process. This file can help students in learning basic and design skills for preparing an error-free spreadsheet.
This file includes data on the results of an On-line survey of spreadsheet usage conducted under the Spreadsheet Engineering Research Project (SERP) and published by the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. It includes analysis and accurate percentage on each answer options of 67 questions of the survey. The results are spread in sixteen-pages and can be downloaded in a PDF format file. In total 1600 respondents participated in this survey which has helped establish this data for the present project and for other research analysis project carried out by SERP. One can download this file and understand the percentage usage of the spreadsheet for different functions & purposes. This data can also help developers in making necessary changes to the least used feature for better user experience in the future.
Confused about how to utilize a spreadsheet in your presentation? The above file perfectly features spreadsheet placed in the monthly review report of an organization. It is a twenty-page file published by AcuComm and available only for reference. By downloading the file one can understand the approach of an organization where they have successfully managed to insert a spreadsheet and accommodate a considerably large data in a small space. The spreadsheet has also enabled the readers of this document to clearly understand the statistics provided in the spreadsheet according to their topics and also enables easy comparison between varied components. Spreadsheets have helped in preparing charts that graphically represent the accumulated data with no extra efforts.
One can easily use a spreadsheet as a form for acquiring sequenced data from participants of an event or from candidates applying for a job. This file is an example of a cost recovery spreadsheet issued by a company for candidates to fill in necessary details and expenses about their project for reimbursement. It is a six-page file with multiple spreadsheets throughout the document which is finally converted into a PDF file. The spreadsheet captures data in eight steps viz. information about the project, project’s direct cost, organization overhead sharing details, overhead details, the full cost of the project, funding from other sources, and request amount for contribution. The cells in the spreadsheet have been colored. One can download this file and learn about the pattern, style, and formatting of a spreadsheet.
A spreadsheet allows for easy manipulation of data at any time. One uses a spreadsheet for the purpose of compiling data and it allows you to sort & rearrange data at any time. It makes data analysis and decision making an easy task with sequenced data and accurate calculations. Spreadsheets can be stored in a digital format with any amount of data. One has the liberty of accessing a decade long data on a spreadsheet from any corner of the world by storing it on a drive. Reports, statements, listings, information, lists, and almost any elongated data can be included in a spreadsheet. This file is an example of a project information spreadsheet in PDF format and available for download free of cost for educational purpose.
The above file is a fifteen-page document titled Financials (Excel) offering an introduction to building spreadsheets, creating charts, and entering functions. The instructions are categorically divided into three parts viz. financial projections, projections, and further financial analysis. All the features that are explained in this document are simple to use but one requires knowledge and technique along with the basic understanding of implementing the features according to the required calculation. This file provides detailed guidance with screenshots from excel explaining to users how to access and use features in a spreadsheet. One can download this file to prepare an impactful error-free spreadsheet and explore techniques of using functions that can help in calculating complex finance calculations.