The Easiest Project Plan Template for Beginners

Just getting started on your project management journey? Hive has you covered. As a project management and collaboration tool, we’ve seen many, many simple projects come and go through Hive.

We’ve boiled down those insights and feedback we’ve received to create a simple project plan template for you and your team.


Use this easy project plan template to understand some of the basic functionality in Hive, how projects can be laid out, and the overall project planning process. Even if you’ve never worked with a project management tool before, this is the first step to get you set up in Hive correctly.

If you don’t have an existing Hive account, you’ll need to visit this link and create your Hive workspace. From there, templates will be available to use when you create a project, or from the blue “?” in the upper right corner of your workspace. Just click on “Template Library” to navigate to our pre-saved project template list.

Start a basic project in Hive

The simplest of projects in Hive start with tasks, typically assigned to invited team members or assigned to placeholders. In this template, we’ve laid out a basic project duration and tasks, beginning with establishing a project timeline as well as end-of-week project check-ins, budget approvals, and key result definition.

This template is designed to help you:

  • Plot out your first workflows in Hive
  • Invite team members to work and assign their first tasks
  • Understand the basic building blocks of Hive

Once you kick off a project from this template, you’ll be able to edit all of the tasks, subtasks, due dates, and assignees to fit your specific workflow. If it’s easier, you can just use the template as inspiration or a starting point, and create a separate project based on the part of the template that works for you.

This template includes:

  • Action assignments
  • Subactions
  • Notes
  • Due Dates
  • Priority
  • Urgency
  • Labels
  • Phases

With this simple project plan template, you can effectively organize and track your project from start to finish, ensuring smooth execution and successful outcomes.

To access this template, visit the blue “?” in the upper right corner of your workspace. Click “Template Library” and choose “Simple Project Template” from the drop-down.

Want to learn more about Hive? We’ve got you covered. Hive University is a great place to start, as are our weekly demos and webinars, which you can learn more about here.

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