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Asana is the easiest way for teams to plan project timelines, then track your team's work from start to finish.

How to create a project timeline

Creating a project timeline is the best way to set your project up for success and ensure you’ll hit your deadlines. To visualize your project plan or workflow as a timeline, follow these steps:

1. List out your project’s steps and set clear deadlines

Start by breaking up your project work into tasks with clear assignees. Then, add start dates and due dates to help you estimate how long each step will take.

2. Figure out the order of your tasks

Which tasks need to be completed first? Are there any tasks you can’t start until others are completed? What comes last? Answering these questions will help you figure out how to order your tasks.

3. Share your timeline

Share your project timeline with teammates. This will keep everyone on the same page about project plans, who’s responsible for what, and get buy-in from stakeholders.

4. Track your project’s progress

Watch your team’s progress and make sure they’re on track to meet your project goal and deadline. Send status updates as you complete milestones to keep your team up-to-date on work or any changes to your timeline.

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Create timelines faster with an online tool

With Asana, you can plan projects, break them down into manageable tasks, and create an online, Gantt chart-like timeline that tells you exactly who’s doing what, by when.

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Use templates to create project timelines

Save your team time by creating a custom template from common projects -- or use an Asana template to kick start your project.

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