Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gantt Chart Template Pro Giveaway Contest

Gantt Charts are extremely useful tools for planning and  project management. These bar type charts are helpful when laying out schedules and tasks associated with a given project. A spreadsheet version of a Gantt chart is often a cost effective alternative over more expensive project management software (like Microsoft Project).

In my experience, one of the best Excel Gantt charts I’ve used is the Gantt Chart Template Pro from Vertex42. This easy to use tool will make your project planning more efficient. Helpful instructions and an FAQ section are included within the spreadsheet.

You can test drive the free version of the Gantt Chart but you will need the Pro version to unlock all of the features, such as grouping rows. Fortunately, I have a copy of the Pro version to giveaway for free - a $39.95 value! 
vertex42 free spreadsheet download

Entry into the giveaway contest is simple:

  1. Visit Vertex42’s website.
  2. Leave a public comment with your name on this blog post about how the Gantt Chart Template Pro will help you manage your project and what you will do with it.

That’s it! But wait. You want even more chances to win? Increase your chances of winning by doing any or all of the following:
  1. Subscribe to our free email newsletter to hear about future contests
  2. Share this post via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. Be sure to include in your comment how you shared the post so I can credit you for the additional entries.

The contest period starts today and ends Wednesday, September 12th. I will use Excel to randomly selected a winner. Enter now for your chance to win the free Gantt chart Excel template and improve your project planning.  Thanks and good luck!

Efficiently Planning Projects


  1. Hi Nick,

    Your Gantt chart would be a great aid for managing my structural engineering projects, much quicker and easier than MS Project.

    Thanks and keep up the great work.

    Mark McCormick

  2. I was recently promoted to a project manager position and I could use this to help plan my projects (and hopefully impress my bosses along the way).

    I also shared this on Facebook.

  3. Hey i'd love to get a copy of this! Much better option than having to pay for MSP.

  4. I'm a mechanical engineer manager; I have to do very different tasks: design, calculation, leading the people in the group, dealing with the ones in the workshop.

    I've been wanting to make a Gantt chart with our main project for a while. Now with this one in excel I have no excuse!

  5. Thanks for this post! I just started to use outlook project manager and it has made a huge difference in my day to day work activities. I seriously don't know how I ever went without it, thank you for sharing this with us!

  6. I'd like to get a copy of this.


I'd love to hear from you!