Project Lifecycle Flow Chart
A lifecycle template displays the key points you want to ensure your team handles during the span of your project. Templates are available for both Word and Excel, each with unique features you might appreciate.
The Word template includes a Word Art title in the header, which you can modify by selecting the Insert tab, clicking on Header and selecting Edit Header. Four downward-pointing arrow SmartArt shapes into which you can type the step in the project. Connected to each arrow is an oblong shape with bullet points that you can customize to your project process.
The Excel template is similar, but uses a cleaner, more streamlined SmartArt style. Project steps go into the color-filled ovals and you enter the corresponding bullet points into each of the connecting rectangles.
With all of these templates, you can change the appearance to suit your needs or tastes. Click anywhere on the project management flow chart you want to change. Select the Design tab under SmartArt Tools. Click the Change Colors drop-down in the SmartArt Styles group and choose a different color combination.
To modify the colors available in the gallery, select the Page Layout tab and click Colors in the Themes group. Choose the color theme you want to use. In addition, you can modify the appearance by choosing a different option in the SmartArt Styles gallery on the Design tab under SmartArt Tools.
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