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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool

Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

For complicated projects and those that are mission critical for an organization, it provides the discipline to complete project management tasks. If a company is worried about scope creep or scope risk, MS Project will be an aide to track progress, add steps, report to senior leadership and get into the weeds while also providing a summary for senior folks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Kanban Tool
8.3
Microsoft Project
8.0
Task Management
Kanban Tool
8.8
Microsoft Project
8.6
Resource Management
Kanban Tool
7.6
Microsoft Project
8.6
Gantt Charts
Kanban Tool
8.6
Microsoft Project
9.0
Scheduling
Kanban Tool
8.2
Microsoft Project
8.6
Workflow Automation
Kanban Tool
8.4
Microsoft Project
7.6
Team Collaboration
Kanban Tool
8.4
Microsoft Project
7.6
Support for Agile Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.6
Microsoft Project
7.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.2
Microsoft Project
7.7
Document Management
Kanban Tool
8.4
Microsoft Project
8.0
Email integration
Kanban Tool
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.8
Mobile Access
Kanban Tool
7.6
Microsoft Project
7.1
Timesheet Tracking
Kanban Tool
8.0
Microsoft Project
7.8
Change request and Case Management
Kanban Tool
8.0
Microsoft Project
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
Kanban Tool
8.0
Microsoft Project
8.0

Professional Services Automation

Kanban Tool
9.7
Microsoft Project
8.0
Quotes/estimates
Kanban Tool
10.0
Microsoft Project
7.9
Invoicing
Kanban Tool
10.0
Microsoft Project
7.5
Project & financial reporting
Kanban Tool
10.0
Microsoft Project
8.3
Integration with accounting software
Kanban Tool
9.0
Microsoft Project
8.2

Pros

Kanban Tool

  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • It is part of Office365 subscription. The look and feel is similar to other tools like excel. Helps in creating project plans, Gantt charts, work break down structures etc.
  • Helps in resource allocation and tracking the projects. There is an option to use it to capture timesheets too.
  • Helps project managers in producing weekly status reports and integrates well with other collaboration tools like Skype, sharepoint etc.
Shiva Krishna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kanban Tool

  • Some of the boards we have could do with more than 22 card colors, although it is enough for most projects.
  • Really looking forward to the iOS application, which is said to be coming in 2015.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • Remote work can be challenging - as Project must be downloaded to a specific computer.
  • Upgrading to the top of the line version can feel like a requirement. There is a lot of functionality that is not available unless in the most expensive pay-tiers.
  • Microsoft Project can be extremely expensive on a per user basis. Other tools can be much more cost-effective - especially for more basic project management needs.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Microsoft Project was for many years the reference tool when you were talking about project management software, even if it has some gaps. However, in the last several years, other tools emerged and covered those gaps and are getting more and more users. Microsoft needs to keep up with the trends as they did with adding Project Server. However, that needs a significant rework.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 7.1
Based on 5 answers
This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.3
Based on 41 answers
I’m giving MS Project an 8 because in general this is a solid scheduling program. It’s definitely designed with the professional in mind, and they have done well preparing the program to integrate with their other Microsoft products. The program is a workhorse so if you have serious scheduling needs then I would highly recommend MS Project.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kanban Tool

Kanban is superior to Scrum and AGILE because it can visually organize all your projects and data into one board. Kanban integrates with JIRA which digs deeper into the project data when it is needed. By integrating Kanban with JIRA, you don't need any other tool for project management that is effective for both the business and the development teams. Kanban is recommended for any user groups who wish to increase their efficiency to deliver products, transparency for all users and on-time productivity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Trello and Wrike are cheaper alternatives, but I do not consider them true project management software. They can certainly work to organize tasks, and they are collaborative, which is something MS Project lacks, but they lack the depth and, in my opinion, the actually necessary features of a project management tool. Trello doesn't even have a Gantt Chart natively, it requires an add-on.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kanban Tool

  • Less man hours needed to perform our standard tasks.
  • More jobs done before deadline than ever before.
  • When compared to the other service we used, the pricing is very good. We didn't really calculate the ROI, but we have made significant savings, when compared to the previous solution applied.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • On the projects that I dealt with, Project had a positive impact on the overall business objective, allowing realistic estimates of the duration, personnel, equipment and materials extremely important for the preparations of responses to RFQs (Request for Quotations), ensuring that the company is not capturing a contract for work that the company is very well capable of performing, however, due to a bad quotation, is not going to realize any profit.
  • Once a contract is awarded, Project again had a positive impact, by allowing the construction of a correct WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), the personnel requirements, the identification of critical paths, the budget to be allocated and the creation of work orders (WOs) used by team members for weekly reporting of the hours expanded on the project , the purchase of equipment sufficiently in advance of the date when it will be needed and the identification of specific personnel required to be assigned to the project team, as per they specific skillset, and also when each member must start working on specific segments of the overall Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Once the project started, Project was invaluable in monitoring the actual progress of the project in comparison with the very initial schedule and its milestones, the identification of slippage and enhancing an early advance for the formulation of solutions required in order to pull the schedule back.
  • Project also was highly beneficial in creating practically automated financial reports of expenditures to date, such reports being of high on the priority list of higher up management.
Fred Abraham, P.Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

General

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

Kanban Tool Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Project

General

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

Microsoft Project Editions & Modules

Edition
Project Plan 1$101
Project Plan 3$301
Project Plan 5$551
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool
8.0
Microsoft Project
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool
9.1
Microsoft Project
10.0

Usability

Kanban Tool
6.0
Microsoft Project
8.0

Support Rating

Kanban Tool
7.1
Microsoft Project
8.3

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool
8.2
Microsoft Project
5.0

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