6 project templates to start your work on the right track

Project templates
  • Jump start your next project with one of these templates:
    • Simple project template
    • Product marketing template
    • Content calendar template
    • Marketing campaign template
    • Agency management template
    • User research template

We all love it when projects run smoothly: There’s a clear plan, everyone knows what needs to get done and when the deadlines are, and the project gets completed on time and on budget. But what if you’re the person tasked with planning and managing that project?

If you don’t consider yourself a professional project manager and you’re not quite sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Here are six templates to help you get your next project up and running in no time.

1. Simple project template: Get started

Simple project plan template

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No two projects are exactly alike, but every project plan has a few basic elements in common. Clear goals, deliverables, and timelines give structure to your project plan.

They also help you break down your big, daunting project into smaller, actionable steps. Be sure to also assemble your project team—these are the people who will help you execute the project—and clearly define what everyone’s role is.

If you’re still not sure where to start, try this simple project plan template. It helps you organize all your project to-do’s into planning work and milestones while making it easy to see priority levels and task status.

2. Product marketing template: Plan your next launch

Product marketing launch template

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Product marketing managers juggle many responsibilities.They do market research to inform product strategy, craft messaging and positioning, and bring new products to market. They’re often also the de facto project manager of a product launch, coordinating across product, marketing, and creative teams to ensure that new products are ready to ship and launch assets are delivered on time.

Instead of reinventing the wheel for every launch you’re running, use a product marketing launch template to create your plan. It includes steps like setting launch targets and defining a channel strategy, so you don’t forget any product launch essentials.

3. Content calendar template: Hit publishing deadlines

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Managing a content calendar is an ongoing project that requires you to stay on top of many moving parts. From assigning work to writers to producing visual assets and coordinating reviews and copy edits, every piece of content you create is like its own mini project with clearly defined steps.

To keep your content production on track, take advantage of a content calendar template. With this template, you can manage all the content you’re writing, editing, and publishing in one place—from idea to completion.

4. Marketing campaign template: Map out your plan

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Planning and execution are the keys to a great marketing campaign. But if you’re managing a campaign for the first time, it can feel overwhelming to think about every piece of work that needs to get done. What assets need to be created? Who is going to create them? And what if something falls through the cracks?

With this campaign project template, you can map out your entire campaign plan and manage day-to-day execution with your team. Use it to track assets and deliverables, plan and execute your channel strategy, and more.

5. Agency management template: Nail your next collaboration

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For most projects, you’re likely to pull a together a team of internal collaborators. In some cases, though, you might turn to a marketing or creative agency to execute your project. Whether it’s an advertising campaign, brand refresh, or research initiative, a successful partnership starts with a clear plan and tight ongoing coordination, which can quickly become a challenge if you’re collaborating primarily through email or weekly conference calls.

Fortunately, there’s a template for managing your next project with an external agency. Use it to keep track of deliverables, work in progress, priority levels, and budgets in one place, so you can focus on producing great work together.

6. User research template: Organize UXR projects

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User research is a critical part of the product development lifecycle. It’s during this phase that product managers and user experience researchers learn about the needs and goals of their customers, uncovering insights that unlock entirely new product opportunities.

Leading a research project is no small undertaking. From sourcing research participants and collecting data to analyzing that data and generating recommendations, there’s a lot to plan for and manage. This user research template makes it easy to define research goals and questions with your team and keep your observations organized. This way, the fruits of your labor don’t become forgotten in a doc or spreadsheet.

Your secret to project success: templates

Kicking off a new project can be stressful, especially if you’re the one in charge of planning and managing that project.

No matter what kind of project you’re leading—product launches, marketing campaigns, you name it—templates give you a starting point so you don’t have to build a plan from scratch. And when you use a project management like Asana, your project will likely stay on track, too.

Ready to plan your next project? Try a project template from Asana.

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Marketing Campaign

Marketing Campaign

Product Launch

Product Launch

Company Goals

Company Goals

Mission to the Moon

Mission to the Moon

Organize your work

Set clear tasks and milestones to give your team clarity on what needs to be done.

Organize your work

Help your team hit their deadlines

Let each marketer know exactly what work they’re responsible for with clear assignees and due dates.

Help your team hit their deadlines

Hit your deadline

Map out your campaign plan to visualize how all the pieces fit together, spot potential issues, and keep work on track.

Hit your deadline

Have actionable conversations

Ask questions or give updates with the work that’s being done, so conversations turn into actions.

Have actionable conversations

Attach files to your work

Tie shared docs, design files, and budget spreadsheets together so your team isn’t searching for info.

Attach files to your work

View work at a glance

Look at work on a calendar to keep an eye on timing and rally around important dates

View work at a glance

Track your progress

Keep up to date on project progress and quickly spot when things are off track.

Track your progress

Work on the go

Whether you’re meeting with a vendor, at a conference, or out of office, stay connected with Asana for mobile.

Work on the go

Run successful programs, every time

Asana helps marketing teams plan, manage, track, and launch initiatives that engage their audience.

Run successful programs, every time

Map out each step

Map out critical steps—from development to launch—so everyone has clarity on the roadmap.

Map out each step

Know who’s got the ball

Give clear owners and due dates for each piece of the launch, so you can release on time.

Know who’s got the ball

Launch on time

See how the pieces of your plan fit together so you can make adjustments and keep work on track.

Launch on time

Keep everyone up-to-date

Make sure important updates and conversations don’t get buried in email threads by connecting them to your work.

Keep everyone up-to-date

Store work in one place

Attach files to your project, so everyone knows where to find the correct info.

Store work in one place

Track dates and milestones

Keep an eye on important dates by viewing launch plans on a calendar.

Track dates and milestones

See what’s on track, and what isn’t

See how work is progressing to make sure you’re on track to hit your deadlines and goals.

See what’s on track, and what isn’t

Stay connected, wherever you are

Stay up to date on how your launch is progressing no matter where you are with Asana for mobile.

Stay connected, wherever you are

Ready, set, launch!

Asana helps product teams hit deadlines—so they can launch great products.

Ready, set, launch!

Map out priorities

Create tasks for each goal so everyone has visibility into company-wide objectives.

Map out priorities

Determine the right point person

Assign each goal to the appropriate person, so everyone knows who’s responsible, and who to go to with questions.

Determine the right point person

Make a plan to hit your goals

See how each milestone ladders up to your goals so you can feel confident you’ll hit your targets.

Make a plan to hit your goals

Share info and give updates

Keep stakeholders up to date on the latest info and progress, with updates and comments tied directly to your goals.

Share info and give updates

Attach important files

Integrate Asana with your file sharing tools to keep all your important docs in one place.

Attach important files

Keep an eye on important dates

Look at your initiative deadlines and milestones on a calendar to make sure you’ve nailed the timing.

Keep an eye on important dates

Track company progress

Understand what objectives are on track, and what needs your attention so you can hit your goals.

Track company progress

Stay in the loop

Get updates and weigh in on important decisions wherever you are, with Asana for mobile.

Stay in the loop

Hit your goals

Asana gives your team visibility into your organization’s goals, so everyone stays focused on what matters most.

Hit your goals

Get ready for the mission

Map out each step of your mission, so you don’t forget anything as you shoot for the stars.

Get ready for the mission

Know who’s in charge

Assign clear owners for each task, so your pilot, commander, and flight engineer know what they need to do.

Know who’s in charge

Map out each step

Create a launch plan so you can chart your course from start to finish, share it with your team, and modify it as conditions change.

Map out each step

Make sure all systems are a go

Ask important questions, have conversations, and give status updates to get your crew ready for launch day.

Make sure all systems are a go

Tie it all together

Connect Asana to the other tools you need for your mission, so all your information lives in the same place.

Tie it all together

Keep your eye on the prize

View each milestone on a calendar, so you can track important dates leading up to takeoff.

Keep your eye on the prize

Track your progress

See what’s on track, and what isn’t, so you can be sure you’re ready for launch day.

Track your progress

Work from anywhere

Keep up to date whether you’re in the office or on the moon, just make sure you have internet connection!

Work from anywhere

3, 2, 1… blastoff!

With Asana, your crew can shoot for the moon, and get there. All it takes is one small step…

3, 2, 1… blastoff!