Free Project Timesheet Template (Google Sheets, Excel & PDF)

What is Project Timesheet?

Benefits of Using Project Timesheets

  • Review project time expenses. You see exactly how many hours your team have invested in the project and review time expenses as sorted by employees, activities and time periods
  • Increase project transparency. See what’s been accomplished and what’s not and how much resources have been invested. Sort data by employees to see what you pay them for.
  • Improve project planning. Historical time tracking data allows managers to calculate average time expenses for similar tasks, helping them estimate activities and plan projects more accurately.
  • Identify employees who lack necessary skills. See if employees are fit for their role, project or task, offer them training or make them responsible for other tasks and projects.
  • Calculate employee payrolls. If you use Google Sheets or MS Excel project timesheet templates, you can always set up hourly and overtime pay rates, add a few columns to the timesheet and see payroll amounts.
  • Control project expenses. See how much money different assignments cost your company. Investigate costly activities to identify ways to improve the time/cost/quality ratio.

How to Use The Template

  1. Copy template contents and paste it to your own Google Sheets document to use the template
  2. Fill out your and your manager’s name
  3. Set up your rate per hour if you are required or want to see task costs
  4. Click on a box in the Date column and choose the date using the pop-up calendar
  5. Fill out project, task and client names in the neighbouring columns
  6. Enter start and end time of your tasks in the next two columns and see automatically calculated task duration in a column on the right
  7. If you set up your rate per hour, cost for every task will be automatically calculated in the last column

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