Free Project Roadmap Templates

Smartsheet Contributor Kate Eby

June 23, 2021

Download the most useful project roadmap templates in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, as well as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Customize each template to create a roadmap for your specific project.

Included on this page, you’ll find a sample project roadmap template, an IT project roadmap, a project portfolio roadmap template, and various timelines, including a three-year roadmap.

Sample Consulting Project Roadmap Template

Sample Consulting Project Roadmap Template

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Microsoft Word | Google Slides | PowerPoint

This sample roadmap template provides an example consulting project, including swimlanes for project phases and progress. You can use this template for Agile projects that require a theme and an epic-oriented roadmap. 

You can also use the template for any project that focuses on high-level categories rather than timeline dates. Alternatively, you can edit the template to show months or years using the arrows to display elements of each project phase across time.

IT Project Roadmap Template

IT Project Roadmap Template

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Microsoft Excel | PowerPoint

Add goals, milestones, and important dates to this roadmap template for IT project initiatives. Include various work streams for a single complex project or for multiple projects in order to get a big-picture view of objectives and dependencies. 

This template provides a timeline view of a one-year time frame. Insert markers for quarterly goals and significant milestones, such as product launches. Use the template to map infrastructure, security, or other IT projects.

Agile Project Roadmap Template

Agile Project Roadmap Template

Download Agile Project Roadmap Template — Microsoft Excel

Create an Agile software project roadmap template showing work streams, sprints, milestones, and release dates. The template displays sprint dates at the top and a timeline for the project work streams below. You can also use the color-coded key to highlight departments or other project categories, or to show priority or risk levels for each item on the roadmap.

Project Roadmap Timeline Template

Project Roadmap Timeline Template

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PowerPoint | Google Slides

This one-year roadmap project template provides a high-level timeline featuring milestones at the top and initiatives below. The template includes color-coded bars based on project phase. The layout of this template makes it easy for stakeholders to visualize the timing of individual project elements and how they align with strategic objectives.

Project Portfolio Roadmap Template

Project Portfolio Roadmap Template

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Microsoft Excel | Google Sheets

Manage your project portfolio with this roadmap template, which offers a visual timeline for each project. The template divides the timeline into quarterly increments, so you can easily keep track of the items in your project portfolio and their anticipated completion dates. Select a status to indicate whether a project is scheduled, in progress, or completed. Then, the status color will show up on the roadmap, providing a quick status overview of all the projects in your portfolio. The roadmap also lists start and end dates as well as markers to indicate milestones.

Multiple Project Roadmap Template

Multiple Project Roadmap Template

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Microsoft Excel | Microsoft Word | PowerPoint | Smartsheet

Communicate plans and goals for multiple projects on a single roadmap. Use the color key to identify high-risk areas. Create a broad timeline for project initiatives and deliverables using a monthly and quarterly schedule, and add important dates, strategic goals, key events, and dependencies. This template provides a simple layout with swimlanes for each project, creating a high-level snapshot of multiple project plans.

6-Month Project Roadmap Template

6 Month Project Roadmap Template

Download 6-Month Project Roadmap Template — PowerPoint

View project components over a six-month time period with this project plan roadmap template. Work streams are color-coded, and the roadmap provides a graphical representation of project components over time. Edit the template to reflect the dates involved in your project plan, and add titles and descriptions to provide stakeholders with a high-level view of the major steps in your project.

3-Year Project Roadmap Template

3 Year Project Roadmap Template

Download 3-Year Project Roadmap Template — PowerPoint

In this project roadmap slide template, each work stream is displayed in a horizontal lane over a three-year period. Edit the color key to display stages, owners, status, priority, or risk for each bar on the roadmap. Then, adjust the bars to represent the length of time for activities within a workstream. For a modified version, use the workstream lanes to list multiple projects, departments or long-term objectives.

Project Management Roadmap Template

Project Management Roadmap Template

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Microsoft Excel | Smartsheet

This project roadmap tracker template combines a standard roadmap and dashboard. The roadmap portion provides a timeline with monthly increments and clearly visible milestones, while the dashboard displays KPIs related to budget, pending items, and status. Keep track of project resources, areas of concern, and on-track elements, while also viewing the project overview shown in the roadmap timeline.

What Is a Project Roadmap Template?

A project roadmap template is a visual summary of your project’s strategy. A timeline view often works well for highlighting key initiatives, deadlines, and other milestones, but you can organize your data in many different formats. 

When specific deadlines are not your primary focus, you can use a multi-column template with vertical swimlanes as an alternative (the sample consulting project roadmap template at the top of this page offers an example of this format). This view provides a high-level summary of the status of project activities, which can help you manage stakeholder expectations, visualize long-term projects, and work in an Agile setting with shifting project dates.

To learn more about the difference between a project roadmap and a project plan, or to get guidance on what to include in your roadmap, read our article on everything you need to know about project roadmaps. For more resources, view our selection of free product roadmap templates.

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