September 27, 2015

Multiple - Project Timeline Template PowerPoint

What is a multiple project timeline? 

Multiple project timeline is a visual representation of schedules of various projects which are part of the portfolio. Showing multiple project timelines is a routine task for anyone managing multiple projects. The multiple project timeline not only allows displaying multiple projects it also allows to provide a quick status about the project parameters.


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Multiple Project Timeline Template PowerPoint

Multiple Project Timeline Template PowerPoint 

  • The title and the timeline - you can give a title that suits you and change the timeline as per your needs. By default, the timeline is monthly but you can change it to weekly and quarterly.
  • The projects and phases - each project is separated by a line and can have multiple tasks. As this is a high level timeline I suggest you keep it high-level. I prefer using different colors for different projects so that it is easy to visualize the timeline.
  • The project health - the project health for each project can be changed. The project health is a chart. To mark the status red, amber or green enter 1 in the respective columns.

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Different section in the timeline template


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Project Health

Multiple Project Timeline with Status Indicator

The Multiple Project Timeline Template allows displaying multiple project timelines with different phases for each project. The timeline also allows to report a % complete and has a today line indicator which gives everyone a clear idea about where the projects stand.

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Project Timeline PowerPoint
The PowerPoint Timeline template is divided into horizontal sections. The first section is where we have the project name and timeline. 
  • The first column will have the project names. 
  • Each phase in the project is represented by a block. The size of the block should reflect the length of that project phase.
  • Each block can have one of the 3 statues.  Red is for delayed, Amber is for possible delays and Green is for all good. Coloring the project phases as per the status gives the report reader a clear picture of where the issue is. Like you can check out our RAG status for multiple project reporting.
  • There is a today line which needs to be updated every time the timeline is published. It provides a reference to know where the projects are in relation to the current date.
  • You can change the timeline to a longer duration by making it quarterly or make it shorter by making it on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

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