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Score 10 out of 10
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Currently, Microsoft Project is being used by my company to keep track of our company's progress and current tasks. It resolves many issues, one in particular would be the useful time-prediction for current tasks. This software has helped keep my businesses organized and helped become more efficient in productivity and urgency.
  • Organizes tasks efficiently
  • Predicts length of time for task completion
  • Difficult for first-timers
  • High price compared to other software
Depending on the nature of the business, Microsoft Project can be used to accurately and efficiently track company data and progress. The many features included may seem enough for a no-brainer purchase, however, I don't recommend for those that are not familiar with similar software, as it can be complicated to use without the proper training/instruction.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Ours is a project driven organization. Microsoft projects is an integral part of our lives. All project plans, work breakdown structures are done in Microsoft Projects. Each Associate in the company is expected to know Microsoft Projects. We use most of the productivity tools from Microsoft, and Microsoft projects integrates well with other tools like Skype. The Microsoft Projects look and feel is similar to Microsoft Excel, so it makes people comfortable from the get-go.
  • 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.
If your organization uses office productivity tools from Microsoft, it is no brainer to use Microsoft Projects. The tool integrates well with other Microsoft tools. It is the most popular project management tool and most people with expertise on this tool are available in the market. For some projects we hire contractors and we find most contractors are well versed with this tool, so it makes easier for us to hit the ground running.
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Score 7 out of 10
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Currently, at our company, Microsoft Projects is used during the estimating phase while
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.
  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Not easy to learn

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.

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Aaron Baker profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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Microsoft Project is being used at Duquesne Light to manage project resources and timelines across the entire enterprise. Project allows us to visualize and map out the critical path of our projects, identify over-allocation of resources, and adjust or project timelines as needed. It is a good tool and integrates well with the rest of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Lots of templates.
  • Can be used offline since it's a desktop application.
  • It's an expensive license.
  • Doesn't work well if you open a newer file with an older version of Project.
Project is useful for medium and larger organizations where you can negotiate a better price for the licenses. It is also well suited for any computer-savvy users. It's user-friendly enough for project managers of any ability to use for their projects. It's incredibly helpful when you're doing complex projects that require integrated work plans where small projects feed into a larger one.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft Project is a project management tool which helps maintain the agile methodology of project development amongst the team members and company. It makes it easy to monitor developers and assign them work accordingly using Microsoft Project. It is the best way in which software development can be carried out to make most out of the resources you have.
  • Following Agile Methodology
  • Assgining Work
  • Tracking Resources
  • Documentation for Software Developed
  • Requires better documentation
  • Hard for naive or new developers
  • UI improvements
Microsoft Project is very well suited for a large company where various projects are running under different teams and managers above them. It helps best track the human resources that a company has and how they are being used by the company. It increases productivity and helps track their work as well. It follows Agile methodology which is a state of the art project development lifecycle. It is not recommended for small and microscale projects as more time would be spent on managing rather than the original development.
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November 14, 2019

Expensive in a good-way

Score 8 out of 10
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We use Microsoft Project to schedule and manage our company's ongoing projects. Its builtin templates makes our work easier. The Gantt charts and project health tracker allow us to track and understand the 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.
Due to this, our teams can track their projects and follow the deadline. It has increased the project success.
It integrates with all other Microsoft tools, which helps us to save time and money.
  • Gantt chart tracker
  • It integrates with other Microsoft tools.
  • Project health tracking
  • Templates
  • Little expensive
  • Required depth learning
If you are a team leader and have to keep tracking all undergoing project, then this will be an excellent option for you. The project tracking option is efficient and useful. You can create an event calendar, budget report, and project health report all in one. The flow chart gives an in-depth analysis of all work.
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October 01, 2019

Best bang for your buck

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I use Microsoft Project to plan and execute IT projects at the customer facility I work at. This keeps track of in-house projects that are done at the facility level and do not require higher-level planning. This allows me to keep track of everything associated with these projects and serves to meet customer needs.
  • 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.
Overall, it is the best project management tool I have seen for the money (represents the best value). It comes with Office 2016/Office 365 so it allows me to plan and execute projects without having to purchase additional project management software. Additionally, it allows for management oversight of project and task completion.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Microsoft Project to manage customer projects. Microsoft Project is being used in several areas. It is used during the planning phase. Also, it is used during the project execution phase to prepare weekly status reports, to track the project activities. Normally, the project planner is responsible for updating the project activities.
  • Project Gantt View
  • Dependencies between activities
  • The project reports
  • The print preview functionality
Microsoft Project is used in the in software development projects and engineering projects. We have developed project templates in Microsoft Project to rapidly create project activities, and it allows us to plan the activities fast and reduce the time in this phase. Additionally, we frequently perform engineering projects and we have also developed project templates for these kinds of projects.
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Score 10 out of 10
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It is used to manage projects.
  • Resource allocation
  • Time tracking
  • Using it fully can be time intensive.
Microsoft Project is perfect for complicated projects with multiple resources since you can track costs as they incur. It is probably not the best for a single task since it may take longer setting up Project than the time it takes to complete the task.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft Project was a great tool for us when we used it to manage resources, personnel, and progress for a project we were working on last year. This was only used in one department but it was a huge help in keeping everything on schedule and flowing as it should.
  • 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.
This is a very good program for when you need to really manage a project. It helps to better utilize everyone's skills and cut out wasted time.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Microsoft Project is currently being used by all of the project managers across our company. It's a great tool for controlling and monitoring projects, as well as assign resources to each phase and activity of every project. With the use of Microsoft Project Server, the files can be shared in a collaborative environment.
  • 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.
Microsoft Project is ideal for the project managers of the company for keeping track of the status of the projects, as well as the resources needed for each activity. When needed, and specially for management reporting, it is possible to export the Gantt Chart into an Excel File, so it can be send in a friendly format for everyone else.
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Score 6 out of 10
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We just use MS Project to create Gantt charts and I would say that's all what we use, I know that MS Project can do much more but in my scenario we use it only for Gantt and to exchange Gantt charts with other companies, this was the installed version on my computer.
  • Gantt charts.
  • Resource management.
  • Collaboration.
  • Integration with other software.
MS Project is very good for people who would like to plan project timelines with all dependencies, it is also good when you would like to exchange projects across other organizations because almost everybody has it and you just send a project file and the other person can open it and work.
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Score 7 out of 10
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Microsoft Project was for many years the goto platform for project management at eSilicon. Most of the managers from different departments were using it to manage their projects: tasks breakdown and assignment, resource management, tracking tasks progress, etc. While it does the job well, it also has some flaws and things to improve. Due to this, there are many other tools that gained market share in the last several years and will continue to do so even more.
  • 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.
For almost any project size and complexity, Microsoft Project is well suited. It saves a lot of time by helping with project team communication, tasks breakdown, task assignments, resource management, etc. However, you need more collaboration. For example, team members need to update the progress of the task in real-time themselves, so that you have better project tracking and increased visibility into the progress.
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Score 9 out of 10
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This software is used in the project department of the school to efficiently manage projects and plan tasks for projects to be carried out in order to achieve successful projects for a long time.
  • Organize a job
  • Efficiently manage the resources of a project
  • Detect vulnerabilities in a project
  • It only works on Windows platforms, without freeware
It is suitable for transforming disordered ideas into organized projects and I believe that this program can be used in any area that is required so it would not be inappropriate.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft Project is quite popular in my organization for defining the timeline and deliverables. This tool is really useful to manage the projects that involve cross functions and systems. It also enable us to track the status of the project and risks around the activities. It is used mostly by the department for various projects which has a huge engagement of resources and needs a detailed layout of projects. It usually helps us to understand resource allocation and defining the planning schedule. It also helps us to understand the risks associated with the project.
  • 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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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First, let me tell you Microsoft Project isn't easy to use, you will need to know what you are doing. The truth is it's the tools are straightforward. It's the planning that's hard. Microsoft attempts to make things easy by providing templates, but I still have a challenge planning. The thing I love the most, however, is that it makes the rest of my business life easier and increases my efficiency. In case you may be wondering Microsoft Project is a tool used for project planning and project management, it allows you to visualize and document the workflow.

  • Agile integration also is known as Sprint.
  • Affords the user/planner/business greater efficiency and time management.
  • Not easy to learn even when using the templates.
Microsoft Project helps to develop schedules, identify tasks, assign resources, tracks progress, helps manage the financial aspects of the project, and analyze workloads. It empowers the user to transform disorganized ideas into an ordered project. Microsoft Project is best suited for Project Managers, people who plan project timelines, and its dependencies.

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Score 8 out of 10
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Microsoft Project is a great software tool for project planning and budgeting. It is used primarily by the Operations and IT Departments to work on project tasks to ensure that timelines and deadlines are met. It addresses the immediate need for project planning and coordinating to ensure projects are being completed.
  • 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.
Choosing to use Microsoft Project for your organization makes sense if you are familiar with the Microsoft Office Suite Apps. First, its recommended to have a certified Project Manager to drive the software or someone willing to put the time and effort to learn it thoroughly. Second, it helps if your team already uses Microsoft apps. If you have to manage lots of projects, it would be best to have a dedicated individual to update and maintain these for the organization, such as a Project Manager.
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Score 10 out of 10
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It is being used by both the department level, and also across the whole organization. It is not mandatory to use the MS Project for Project software needs, but it is the main one that is widely used since it is part of Office 365. It addresses the business problem of having a really good, industry-standard, project software solution, that also pretty much does everything you may need in project software package
  • 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 well suited for environments that are already using other Microsoft based programs, as it integrates well with these different programs. Most environments are going to be using main document editing and spreadsheet software such as Word and Excel, so it would help to integrate files, etc. from those programs into MS Project. It is less suited for environments that want Project Management software that is really easy to use and doesn't really require a lot of formal training
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Score 8 out of 10
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Along with Microsoft Excel, Project is being used for project management across the entire organization to track projects, work streams within projects, start and end dates, assigned tasks to users, milestones, progress and changes to scope. It has been used for a number of years and some of us had practice with it from prior consulting days.
  • Visually shows gantt charts of progress in project workstreams
  • Shows the elapsed time for tasks to be completed
  • Visually identifies the team members assigned to their work streams and if they are behind or on target
  • Seems overly complicated for users sometimes in using Project and its functionalities
  • Hard to share files for those folks who do not have MS Project, and then have to print out for them
  • Can be confusing since it looks and feels like MS Excel
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.
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Score 7 out of 10
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Microsoft Project is currently being used by project managers in our company. Microsoft Project is used to schedule and manage different projects within the company. The Gantt charts and trackers are useful for tracking projects. Built in templates are also useful for project management. Using Microsoft Project Server, files can be shared with everyone involved with the project.

  • Gantt chart tracker is very good at tracking projects.
  • Templates are very useful for different projects that managers are involved in.
  • Beginner users need some help to get started with Microsoft Project. It needs better documentation.
  • There's no real-time updating and Microsoft Project does not work well with multiple users at the same time.
It is great for tracking different type of projects and working alongside different Microsoft applications. If someone plans to run several projects, then this is a good resource. It utilizes everyone's skills and decreases wasted time.
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October 28, 2019

Microsoft Project Review

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Microsoft Project within our development, IT, business operations and sales departments. Our development and IT departments use MS project extensively to plan new feature upgrades, issue resolutions, build-out projects and plan future projects. Our sales department primarily used MS project to plan to acquire new clients and sell additional features to our existing client base.
  • Task management is what MS project is made for and it has a vast array of templates for practically any industry.
  • Great and assigning tasks to departments, teams, and individuals.
  • Being able to track company resources and how they are being utilized.
  • MS Project has great integration into the entire MS corporate product line.
  • Then need to improve the UI to be more user-friendly for less technical users.
  • More free online resources so users can train and improve there MS Project skills.
  • Integration into more 3rd party software providers that are none MS.
MS Project is great from small to enterprise-level organizations and practically any industry since there is a huge array of templates out of the box. It can also be custom tailed to your exact industry-specific needs. MS Project is less appropriate for small projects where you don't need too much detail and just require to track the basics of a project.
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Score 8 out of 10
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It is being used by various individuals. It is nice to collaborate on schedules with each other. I also use it to figure manpower and durations based on manpower. I still feel like I'm very new at using Project and don't get to use it as often as I'd like. I'm always learning new tricks and things to make it easier to use.
  • Being able to tie tasks together so when something changes it makes it easier to track.
  • Being able to create categories for tasks and tie them all together.
  • It's nice to set holidays and not have to remember them when scheduling farther into the future.
  • I've been using it for a while but I don't get to use it as much as I'd like. The is a lot of information and help out there to learn how to use it better.
  • Linking tasks together and the whole SS-1D or FS+4D is very confusing. It usually takes me a few tries to get it where I want. There is always information to help figure this out, just need to be willing to look and ask.
  • Sorting by date and task can be confusing. At least there's always the undo button.
  • I'm always learning something new that makes using project easier and more beneficial for me. I wish I was able to use or more.
I like being able to copy directly to Excel for certain items and vice versa. Linking tasks can get very confusing. It requires a lot of time up front but will save a ton of time in the long run. I'm still learning, and as I do, it becomes so much easier to use.
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December 23, 2019

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It is use across the organization for project planning. It creates a strategic project management plan to address business solution that accounts for people, process, and technology.
  • Project Planning
  • Scope planning
  • Technical solutions
  • N/A
Microsoft Project is well suited during the implementation phase of a new technology. It also helps with managing and monitoring the financial aspects of a new initiative. It helps to develop schedules, identify tasks that need to be completed for the project, assigns resources to tasks, track the progress, manage the project budget, and analyze workloads.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Yes, Microsoft Project is used by my organization. Microsoft Project is used in my department. The tool is fantastic in making project scheduling and allocating resource simple.
  • Ease of Use
  • Advanced Options
  • Could be made faster
  • Could included in office 365 package
If you are looking for a tool to help with project planning and you are familiar with Microsoft products, then this MS Project tool is the right fit for you. You could create a .pdf file if you would like to share it with the colleagues who don't have Project installed in their PC. The downside is that he/she can't modify without the tool installed.
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December 14, 2019

Easy scheduling

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We have a couple of project managers that use it for their projects which can all be linked. This is helpful when we allocate resources to make determinations on the workforce.
  • Simple Xxcel format makes edits easy
  • Not much training is required to start
  • Can be exported to many different formats
  • Some of the more complex options require training
  • Only useful if all people within a company use it
  • One minor error can throw off entire scheudle
It is well suited for construction especially for the breakdown of a 3-week look ahead schedule.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (89)
8.8
Resource Management (86)
8.7
Gantt Charts (86)
9.0
Scheduling (88)
9.0
Workflow Automation (67)
7.7
Team Collaboration (80)
7.4
Support for Agile Methodology (63)
7.4
Support for Waterfall Methodology (62)
8.1
Document Management (61)
7.9
Email integration (66)
8.0
Mobile Access (52)
7.6
Timesheet Tracking (57)
8.0
Change request and Case Management (50)
7.6
Budget and Expense Management (67)
8.2
Quotes/estimates (42)
8.1
Invoicing (35)
7.4
Project & financial reporting (58)
8.6
Integration with accounting software (40)
8.0

About Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is a project management software. It provides core project management and planning functionality, including agile workflow tools like Gantt charts. The software provides prebuilt workflow and report templates for rapid deployment. Project also enables resource management and planning and integrates with BI tools and other 3rd party programs. It can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise.
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