This template is great for Project Managers who would like to plan and execute their work using the full power of traditional Gantt Chart and critical path planning and tracking.
Generally, requirements are gathered from the stakeholders/customers at the beginning, and then a sequential project plan is created to build, test and deliver the requirements. It is named as “Waterfall” because each phase of the project starts only after the previous phase ends, thus flowing cascading down like a waterfall.
Who should use it:
This template serves the purpose well for Project Managers who would like to execute their work using the waterfall methodology. For example, teams that have a predefined set of requirements and standard process through which development needs to be completed in one-go can opt for this template.
Supporting features in the template:
With the above mentioned capabilities you can jump-start to plan, execute and monitor work executed based on waterfall methodology easily. The default activity matrix will help you kick-start your work-plan in a jiffy and the task planning capabilities will help you plan not just one but many task plans independently as and when new requirements need to be met. With a host of advanced task planning capabilities will allow you to do advanced scheduling of your tasks. And finally, the default dashboard having widgets to help you track deviations in terms of schedule and effort as well as do earned value analysis will help you stay on top of things always.