This Excel template is a complement to similar information that you might find within a project GANTT chart but calls it out in a more explicit and focused way. The template shows all the major artifacts that are scheduled to be produced during a project and when they will be Started, available in Draft form, or Completed. It also useful to specify any artifacts which will be formally Reviewed (in which case a Draft should be available sufficiently in advance of the review). In many respects this is a more detailed view of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) Development Case.
For larger projects I have created this artifact for each phase of the project (Inception, Elaboration, Construction and Transition). While GANTT charts are critical for illustrating dependencies and specific resource requirements they can be difficult to view online or print, in addition, most project management tools (such as MS Project) are not available on an enterprise level so not everyone can view a project file in its native format. Excel is a much more ubiquitous product which is why I have developed the tool using this product. This template requires moderate Excel skills to add in deliverable names and modify the calendar used. The template uses a 10 week project as an example.