19+ Project Timeline Examples & Templates


Projects are preplanned and then executed. Despite planning often projects get delayed. A project timeline is a description of the set of different events related to a project in chronological order for better understanding and clarity about the work and span of time consumed for the same.

This article covers templates, examples, samples, sheets, and research documents on the project timeline for the reader’s ready reference and use.

Project Timeline Examples & Templates

1. Project Timeline Template

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This file is an editable project timeline template in a unique zigzag format. Multiple colors have been used to distinctly present different set of events. One can easily add more events or remove text boxes from the existing format in the timeline with flexible customization options.

2. IT Project Timeline Template

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It becomes difficult to prepare a project timeline for a beginner. Download the above project timeline template in an editable and stylish format designed exclusively for IT projects. It is a one-page document and can be downloaded in four file formats. One can save time by easily modifying the file and making it print ready.

3. Project Management Timeline Template

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The above file is an editable project management timeline template for city tour packages. It is a one-page file and is designed in a landscape format. The timeline is a linear line stretched across the page with circular shapes describing the time and relevant portion beneath each circle to include details.

4. Free Project Timeline Template

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This file is a general project timeline template with flexible editing options. It includes a tunnel shape designed timeline in a landscape document type. The design looks neat & professional and can be used by students or business organizations. It is supported by Google Docs, sheets, and by four other file formats.

5. Free Blank Project Timeline Template

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This file is a quick and easy to edit, blank project timeline template available for download in more than three file formats. The template includes an illustrative design with specific symbols and default inclusion of eight events to be included in the timeline.

6. Sample Project Timeline

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Timelines can be sometimes complicated and tough to interpret. But such complex timelines are mandatory to indicate the details of a project with vast duration and to show the project data corresponding to that duration. This file is a sample project timeline for reference in PDF format including details about a project from 2013-2016 displayed on a timeline.

7. Project Timeline Example

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This file is a blank project timeline example for including data about the project start-up or preparation activities, procurement of professional activities, project implementation, and execution activities. The timeline is designed in simple tabular format and divided into the task and twelve months for completion.

8. Project Plan or Timeline Template

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This file is a four-page licensed document by BC campus. The file has simple alignment and is in a standard format. The second page includes a project timeline in tabular format which can include a description on headings like section, author, SME review, review, editor, proofreader, notes, and payment. It is available for download in PDF format for the reference.

9. Sample Project Timeline Template

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The above file is a sample project timeline issued by the California Department of Transportation indicating data through a timeline on project titles for the fiscal year 2011-12. The timeline includes detail on four project titles and is designed in a tabular format. One can download the timeline for understanding and reference purpose.

10. Project Timeline Sheet Example

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This file is a sample project timeline sheet issued by the PA State Conservation Commission and available for reference. The file also includes an optional sheet to create a project history and facilitate project tracking especially for the important ones during a turnover at the conservation district.

11. General Weekly Project Timeline Example

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This file is a General Project Timeline example for a 10-week project. One can learn about a timeline formation concept from this file which is less subjective and more graphical. A partial tabular format and usage of fill-in features make this timeline one of the most effective compared to others.

12. Project Plan and Timeline in PDF

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The above file includes a project plan timeline in PDF format for learning and reference purpose. This timeline is an example of a professional built neat timeline. The timeline has been clubbed with color codes to convey information on the actions of a particular project title.

13. Project Description and Timeline

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This file is a three-page document of a project timeline with detailed description for example. The timeline is stretched on to pages and is in classic tabular format. The advantage of such timelines is that it can contain all the information related to a project easily.

14. Project Suggested Timeline Template

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This file is the best example of preparing an efficient timeline and marking the same with a color code. It is a three-page document in PDF format including a suggested timeline for a scholarly project by a year, month, and activity. Such formats reduce the complexity of the data in a timeline.

15. Project Timeline Plan in PDF

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A linear timeline can be made attractive and compelling for the readers. The above file is provided as an example to a linear impactful timeline included in a report by the Cass County for understanding and learning purpose.

16. Project Research Timeline Example

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Ever heard about a reverse timeline concept? This file is an eight-page document titled Research Project Timeline. It includes a backward working timeline which is again an out of the box concept for attracting the audience to focus on each action of the timeline and establish a connection in the conclusion.

17. Sample Project Timeline Example

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A project timeline in a tabular format is easy to prepare and one can conveniently add relevant data to it. This file is an example of a similar project timeline in tabular format with only two columns i.e activity and date.

18. Timeline for Project Delivery

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A tabular format timeline is the most proffered timeline in an official presentation relating to its advantage of accommodating a large sequence of action in the form of data. This file is a similar example of a timeline relating to project delivery.

19. Project Timeline Template in PDF

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This file is an example of a detailed paragraph format timeline titled Raffle Project Timeline for reference. A timeline without any graphical format or table is the simplest format of creating one. The timeline is spread in three pages in a point-wise structure.

20. Project Timeline Example in PDF

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The above file is a general document on creating a timeline for a research project. The file includes an example and suitable format with the design of a timeline along with relevant content to be included in a project file.

21. Planned Project Meeting Timeline

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Timelines can be of different types depending upon the innovation factor of the creator and of the publishing organization/individual. The main aim of a timeline is to convey information about the sequence of an event in a definite order which can be done just by mentioning the date and the respective action. This file includes a simple timeline serving its actual purpose and without any design.

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