What is the easiest way to create a roadmap with Excel? That’s exactly what this article is meant for: Benefit from a ready-made template with roadmap to visualize all processes of your project in a timeline.
For 2021 I present a free holiday planning for smaller companies and staff.
At the time of publication, however, the topic “Corona” is still in the air and for many people the prospect of going on holiday (at least for 2020) is very much clouded. Even if the borders in Europe are open again and holiday destinations are reachable; the report on television about the flights already made makes me stay at home rather: Airplanes are completely booked out and are accordingly full. Sufficient protection is not to be thought of.
Of course, there are now many ways to plan appointments that do not rely on paper and pencil or a diary book, but are kept digitally. But at the craftsman or hairdresser next door, not everything has to be state-of-the-art. The trade does not suffer from this – it is only about scheduling work or services that should be fixed in time.
The holiday planner for the current year (2019) has proved to be extremely popular and of course the holiday calendar for 2020 should not be missing! That’s why I’ve already started to create it.
A holiday planner is extremely helpful.
On the one hand, it helps the company or a department to make sure that someone always holds the position and that not all employees are suddenly on holiday. Well, there can always be cases of illness, but this is another construction site ?
On the other hand, a timely blocking of the own vacation can ensure that one uses his vacation days efficiently: Thus one can make by consideration of the holidays with 8 days 2 weeks vacation. As for example with use of Good Friday and Easter Monday.
The new template for holiday planning 2020
In the last Excel files for the planning of the holidays, I have also taken the following year into account in order to guarantee planning beyond the turn of the year. This is also the case in the current planner.
There can be a break schedule for different purposes
- for the break planning of employees of a department, where always a person must be present, e.g. in order to ensure the telephone contact of customers, and
- for the recording of break times for employees and workers who take their breaks themselves but have to record them.
For these 2 purposes I have prepared different break schedules in Excel, which hopefully will be useful for future break planning.
Screenshots of the break-planner for employees to plan and record breaks
Holidays for 2019 are still a long way off, but some companies need to plan for the long term to avoid understaffing. For this case, I have updated the vacation planner 2018 to 2019.
Update: There is a new planner for 2020.
Unlike the last vacation plan, this time there are three instead of two worksheets. Two for the year 2019 and one for the first six months of 2020. Thus, the holidays for the New Year or New Year can also be recorded immediately.
On the first two worksheets you will find 6 months each with the individual days of the week and room for 7 employees. You can print the sheets and mark with color or characters (for example, a cross or a dash) on which days which employee is on vacation.
Keeping up with one’s schedule in school is essential, not only in receiving a decent education and the first building blocks for life, but also in learning discipline and getting organized. Years ago, I remember when visiting school, we had those nice tables and spreadsheets on the back or inside of the cover of our notebooks and every semester I filled it with my new class schedule.
Managing more than a few projects at the same time is quite a feat that can bring you headaches. People usually forget meetings, miss deadlines and end spending more time managing than doing actual work. This is where the overhead becomes more than the real work and you won’t be productive anymore and start wasting your own and your teammates valuable time down the road.
Managing one’s time or one’s employees times can turn into a hassle that takes too much time and makes you unproductive. In this week’s free Excel template we present you another workbook that enables you to keep track of your own weekly working hours or those of your employees.
This MS Excel template is very easy to use and saves you the complications of sophisticated worksheets that take a whole day to learn how they work.
Have a peek at the clean and minimalistic style of the Time Sheet Excel Template:
Our Daily Schedule Excel template lets you log and plan your whole week as micro detailed as per hour. You will know at a glance what you’re going to do this week and what you’ve already done.
Flexible Calendar is a versatile Excel template that enables you to use the same 12 month calendar for years to come. You just need to enter the year into the sheet and the calendar will adapt itself automatically.
This template is dedicated to Natasha. She sent me an e-mail and was looking for a diary with excel or excel-template. I made a research and found out, that many people are seeking for a spreadsheet with an overview of the week and a small place for notes.
So here we go – this is a very simple excel-template with a weekly diary. Just fill it out in excel or print it and do it manually.
You need a little calendar with an overview of your weekly activities? Here we go: I made an excel-template with a weekly rota. You can write down your goals or todos, appointments and so on.
Just click on the download-link below and you get it for free! Chose between an excel-file, an excel-template-file or a pdf. User with Internet-Explorer please take the zip-file as other files seems to make problems..
Those who do not want to deal with an extensive Microsoft project may make the first steps that are important for project management and project planning using these Excel templates. You may divide the project into subtasks and provide it with the date and time. The whole timeline is then plotted on colored background cells of the Excel template. In this template it is offered as an example. In the template there are two spreadsheets for the months of January to June and July to December 2013.
This is my first english template for excel: A timesheet-template for timekeeping. Just download and open it with excel or openoffice and fill it out: Arrivaltime, end-of-work-time and breaks – the net-time will be calculated automatically.