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10000ft

2 Ratings

10000ft

2 Ratings
Score 5.1 out of 101

Microsoft Project

323 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

10000ft

I think 10000ft is good for bare minimum project monitoring, we used it a large company because we didn't need to have exact numbers - it was just a rough idea to see where freelance resources were over burning. If, however you work a much smaller company and really need to know detailed information it's not as effective, there are many other software options that really allow for much closer and precise tracking. I would recommend 10000ft for companies that just need to monitor large freelance teams, track hours and higher level projects that are also monitored on other project management tools. It's a tool I would only use in conjunction with something else.

Microsoft Project

Complex multi-step, multi-year projects. It also works well for shorter project programs. The cloud functionality via MS Office 365 is very good and is frequently updated. However, the stand-alone and/or server-based programs are infrequently updated providing this group of users at a disadvantage to others.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
Microsoft Project
6.6
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
Microsoft Project
8.1
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
Microsoft Project
7.6
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
Microsoft Project
8.3
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
Microsoft Project
8.0
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
Microsoft Project
6.7
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
Microsoft Project
6.2
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
Microsoft Project
5.7
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
Microsoft Project
5.9
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
Microsoft Project
6.0
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
Microsoft Project
5.9
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.0
Support for Agile Methodology
10000ft
Microsoft Project
5.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
10000ft
Microsoft Project
7.4
Mobile Access
10000ft
Microsoft Project
5.0

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
Microsoft Project
5.6
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
Microsoft Project
5.8
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
Microsoft Project
4.7
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.0
Integration with accounting software
10000ft
Microsoft Project
4.9

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
  • I love how easy it is to plot milestones and tasks, and who is responsible for those tasks. Being able to quickly see the scope of work, start and finish dates, along with the resources scheduled to perform those tasks, is such a time and productivity saver.
  • Changes to the project due to scope or duration due to lack of resources are easy to make with Project. I can easily adjust my schedule, add new tasks, and move milestones and finish dates with ease.
  • The reporting tools are great. I can see what percentage of milestones have been completed in real time and share that with sponsors and management.

Cons

  • It's often confusing to use and find things, I sometimes find it to be a little counterintuitive as to where functions are (e.g. for tracking budgets and pulling reports).
  • When pulling a budget I always struggled to comb through the large amounts of data and time inputted. When I select a filter the page often wouldn't refresh or i'd forget to de-select a filter as it wasn't in an obvious place, which sometimes left me with pulling an incorrect budget.
  • The data is only as good as the people entering the time. Often with so many small tasks people would enter time incorrectly, in the wrong milestone or project. It lists all of your projects on one page, so it's not easy to enter it and there's a lot of room for error.
  • There is a little training needed since this will act like a spreadsheet, but really has a full relational database behind the scenes.
  • Many people think this has just a waterfall scheduling approach, but we found this to be very effective with Agile and SCRUM. Again a little knowledge on the tool's capabilities pay dividends for end user productivity

Likelihood to Renew

10000ft4.0
Based on 1 answer
I think there's limited uses for the tool and much more comprehensive options out there for multiple tools in one. With more people working remotely, it's hard to just use email and face to face, in some ways you need to have a tool that's a fall back and a record of where you are + where you're going
Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 1 answer
I am very happy with the software and am definitely get use out of it.

Usability

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Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so easy to use and I'm able to make it look however I want it to. It allows me to communicate to my team on exactly what needs to be done and when.

Support

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Microsoft Project5.9
Based on 2 answers
Self-directed help is usually just frustrating. Help Desks don't seem to be knowledgeable enough to provide good answers. There doesn't appear to be a way to get immediate help without great expense.

Alternatives Considered

Although an interesting tool, compared to Basecamp or Workfront, 10000ft really struggles on the collaboration aspect of the tool. It's great for the bare minimum, recording hours and pulling a budget, but we also relied on email for collaboration and face to face meetings - which is no bad thing! Although for big companies and small projects it's nice to have everything all in one tool so there's less jumping and room for error. That would be my recommendation for any company evaluating it
MS Project is most familiar to our users, so the learning curve is easiest. However, MS Project doesn't allow our teams to collaborate nor does it track actual vs. planned effort (time reporting). Hence it's not the only tool we use. We typically plan with MS Project and use it to run scenarios for project execution strategy. We also use a third-party add-on to perform Monte Carlo simulations on our schedule. Once we have established a schedule, then we no longer use MS Project and export the schedule to Projectplace which better supports our Agile teams and team collaboration. Additionally, Projectplace supports time reporting so we can easily see how the project team executed compared to plan.

Return on Investment

  • Positive - We were able to track multiple projects at the same time and record accurate hours.
  • Positive - Able to pull budget and excel reports which can the be analyzed further and relatively simply.
  • Negative - There were a lot of times when hours were entered inaccurately which left us in a bind with budget and freelance billing.
  • For the price it can do the basics of project management.
  • Can track but requires a licensed user to capture and enter all of the data.

Pricing Details

10000ft

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Microsoft Project

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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