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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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