A clear timeline is the backbone of a solid project plan. Confusion related deadlines, and what is required for those deadlines, is a common problem many teams face while working on a project. That’s why it’s important to break your projects down into smaller tasks with staggered deadlines. How you actually visualize your timeline will play a big role in how readable and straightforward your timeline is. There are a lot of moving pieces that contribute to the completion of a project. It can be easy to lose track of different tasks. A mind map shows relationships between pieces of a whole.
A good template will provided a step_by_step approach with explanations as to why each step is proposed. The strength of the marketing plan derives from the integration of each step. So if you leave out a step, you may undermine your own plan.