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- Extremely detailed in planning items.
- Integrates with MS Planner.
- Allows for multiple users to use and manager their jobs.
- Properly manages resources.
- Can be overwhelming to new users.
- Can get lost in the details and miss the big planning picture.
- Requires a lot of training.
- Microsoft Project is good at producing an effective project plan. We can update the task completion statuses and can pull the updates anytime.
- Creating Gantt Charts through Microsoft Project is easy.
- Microsoft Project may not be suitable for small organizations as the cost of the application is high.
- Project progress tracking is not user friendly.
- It simplifies the project managers' tasks.
- Supports Portfolios, Programs, and Projects.
- Manages budget overruns efficiently.
- Controls Schedule and Cost Variances.
- Monitors resource allocation - overload/underload.
- Provides Gantt Chart.
- End-to-end project management tool.
- Easy accessibility to the tool if the organization is using the MS Office software package.
- Enterprise edition supports multiple location access.
- Provides default templates that can be used as it is - waterfall, agile, construction industry, etc.
- One thing it has is good integration with other Microsoft Office products and tools. More than likely most environments will already be using MS products such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, so it makes it easier to integrate documents, files, etc. with Project.
- It also offers many good tools for communications, which makes it beneficial for those that are using communication tools such as Outlook and Skype.
- Could be too advanced for those that are new to Project Management software, or those that are just starting out in Project Management. Since MS Project has many tools/features built into the program this can be overwhelming to new users in how to do certain things, or where to find the tool for doing something
- There is a cost to this software, and if buying standalone licenses it can be expensive. It usually doesn't come bundled with the standard Office 365 suite. This is technically considered an add-on, and if you are on a subscription for the software, it can be cheaper.
- 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.
- The user experience can be improved.
- More tutorials can be provided online. It takes time to master this tool. It can be made much simpler and easy to learn on the fly.
- The tool can be made more catered towards to agile, scrum project management methodologies.
planning timeline and phasing of a project, and by Project Management when
needed to create and revise schedules and manpower to see where and when
resources will be used. The program allows us to plan accordingly and see where
along with our schedule, we have a hole or time to make up if issues present themselves.
Microsoft Projects is great for creating project schedules and tracking subcontractors, manpower and adjusting timelines based on issues or changes that come along throughout the lifetime of a project.
For what it’s used for it is a good product but the program can be difficult to learn and isn’t something you will pick up in a day. The cost is also expensive for a program that focuses on one specific area of a project.
Our whole organization uses the same project management but in a different set of groups, depends on their departments and project groups. It allows us to understand the project and cause the collision of various projects.
- Plan project tasks.
- Execute project tasks.
- Provides management tracking of project completion.
- The clunky interface is occasionally hard to use.
- Help articles are not always clear and concise.
- Feature integration is lacking.
- Helped everyone involved with the project manage their time to maximize what was getting done.
- Saved on money as this product was very reasonable to some other programs that were looked at.
- Helped cut the overall time of the project down by 2 weeks. We budgeted for 5-6 weeks and finished at just over 4.
- Getting everyone involved was a little tricky at first but once we got going it was great.
- It does feel a little dated and hasn't kept up with what some of the other software seemed to be offering.
- Great for keeping track of time and resources of projects.
- Can calculate the overall percentage for each project.
- The Gantt Chart automatically updates.
- Sometimes the time calculation for the activities could be a little tricky.
- The resource assignment sometimes can be troublesome.
- It requires a lot of machine resources.
- You can manage any size project and complexity.
- The visuals of the timeline and gantt charts.
- The way task dependencies work and the whole plan gets updated for any change you do.
- It is so easy to mess up a complex project plan by a simple change and can take hours to fix.
- It is lacking the collaboration that is so needed these days. You need to use Project Server for that.
- The cost is a differentiator for many start-ups selling project management tools.
This software gives a timely response to any questions
you have asked me regarding project monitoring.
Not always a good tool for agile projects, it can be used but % complete is rarely correct.
- Microsoft Project has an easy user interface and easy to edit documents.
- It provides good visuals to prepare Gantt charts and define critical paths.
- More complex assignments are not much flexible.
- It's not a very EPC friendly software.
- Resource allocation.
- Project tracking.
- Expensive license - Online it is available as free with Microsoft Office but the offline license for desktop use is too expensive.
- The online version of Microsoft Project does not have Gantt charts and project tasks like the offline version does.
- Resource allocation - Assign resources for project tasks and allocate the percentage of their involvement.
- Track the project status - Enable people to track the progress of the tasks and risks associated with activities.
- Visualization - Provide the flexibility to visualize the status of the project and risks associated with dashboards and help to present data in a useful manner to executives.
- Microsoft Project provides all the typical options you'd want to do in a project management app.
- The Gantt chart bars are interactive; therefore, as you adjust these, the information inside the cells update simultaneously.
- Microsoft Project can take a long time to learn due to all of its functionality and even longer to master.
- The feature-rich application has different ways of doing the same thing, and it might get a bit tricky for some users.
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- Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
- Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
- Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
- Entry-level set up fee?No
|Project Plan 1||$10||per user/per month|
|Project Plan 3||$30||per user/per month|
|Project Plan 5||$55||per user/per month|
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