Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project

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Gantt Charts (105)

8.9
89%

Scheduling (107)

8.7
87%

Resource Management (105)

8.2
82%

Task Management (108)

8.2
82%

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Project Plan 1

$10

On Premise
per user/per month

Project Plan 3

$30

On Premise
per user/per month

Project Plan 5

$55

On Premise
per user/per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

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  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Project Management

7.7
77%

Professional Services Automation

7.6
76%

Product Details

What is 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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Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microsoft Project?

Microsoft Project is a project management software. It provides core PM functionality, including agile workflow support and resource management. Project can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise.

What are Microsoft Project's top competitors?

Earliz and Genius Project are common alternatives for Microsoft Project.

What is Microsoft Project's best feature?

Reviewers rate Gantt Charts highest, with a score of 8.9.

Who uses Microsoft Project?

The most common users of Microsoft Project are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Construction industry.

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Fernanda Ministerio | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Many areas of my company use Microsoft Project for project management. In my management, we use it to manage all new projects but also to test new products that will be distributed to other units of the company.
In the management of new projects, we monitor the entire schedule, phases and stages, as well as the budgetary and financial schedule. In testing new products, we try to maintain predictability by avoiding excessive cost overruns and correcting any problems.
  • Microsoft Project has features that can be customized, as well as its APIs are well documented and allow integration with other tools.
  • Can be customized for agile project management.
  • Its documentation is well done and as it has many users, doubts and problems are easily resolved within the community itself. However, Microsoft's technical support is efficient.
  • it is an old tool that has already improved a lot in its use; however, it needs to be better developed to follow agile projects.
  • Advanced features require training.
  • Reports are not enough.
Microsoft Project has been used extensively around the world for many years. It is the most common and well-known software for project management. It has a lot of features, a lot of documentation, a lot of free internet training. There are many users who like to exchange information and experiences.
It has features for managing any type of project, from academic research to projects of large companies.
It can be used in any type of projects, but needs improvement for adoption in environments that adopt agile project management.
Score 8 out of 10
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MS Project is primarily used by project management and managers in research and development. It is used to plan development and other multi-task projects. Individual employees typically do not use MS Project.
  • Adding dependencies between tasks. MS Project allows 4 types of relationships to be built (SS, FS, SF, FF) and adding lag between tasks, so you have the ultimate flexibility to define how tasks are related.
  • Once relationships are defined, MS Project does a good job to highlight/identify the critical path.
  • If you put in the details (resource allocation, task priority), then resource leveling works well.
  • Ability to select specific tasks or summary tasks for the timeline is good to give an overview of the project.
  • Linking tasks between different MS Project files. It can be done, but it's hard to manage and easy to completely break the project plan. We've learned to save multiple versions of the plan in case an external link breaks the project catastrophically.
  • Inability to look at resource loading over multiple projects or multiple project files. This has led us to link multiple files together as a mitigation, which has shortcomings (see above).
  • Network diagram has improved in recent versions, but still limiting. I often use VISIO to create network diagrams instead of MS Project & end up duplicating information.
MS Project is still most powerful for project planning. It's easy to enter tasks and to add interdependencies between tasks. The ability to add general and custom calendars is great. The ability to set tasks as effort vs. duration driven, different types of relationships between tasks, adding lags, assigning multiple resources and the automatic adjustment of duration as resources are added... the list goes on. MS Project is clearly a mature tool with all the bells and whistles. Also because it is such an established tool, there are many add-ons to MS Project (e.g., Monte Carlo simulation).

However, understand resource loading cannot be done or is not easy, especially if resources are on multiple projects (and multiple project files). MS Project is a static tool and doesn't offer much for collaboration. It is also not as tuned to Agile methodologies. When there are lags and the relationship between tasks is more complex, MS Project is unable to calculate critical path.
Suvit Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It is used for Project lifecycle management across organizations to track the projects and also to manage the dependencies across the teams. It also helps in identifying the delays and also helps in tracking milestones.
  • project management
  • Dependency tracking
  • resource management
  • task management
  • reporting
  • scheduling concerns
  • UI could be improved
  • Resource utilizations charts
  • scope management
Dependency tracking of one task on another is very well captured and tracked in this software.
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
Since this is a Microsoft product, it goes without saying that support of MS Project is going to be really good. We haven't had to use Microsoft Technical Support for MS Project, as it has been working well in our environment. Microsoft does offer good technical documentation to refer to in knowing more about in-depth features of MS Project, and how to do certain things. Microsoft also offers online, phone, and web support
Debasis Nayak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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My company had a huge SAP S/4HANA Transformation project during 2019-2021. For all our SAP S/4HANA Project Management we were using Microsoft Project. The SAP S/4HANA was a huge success which a Gold Medal in SAP Quality Awards 2021. Microsoft Project was a huge part of it among the success and wide recognition of our project.

Microsoft Project was used in JTI to plan and keep track of the status of all the on-going projects
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Handle the entire project management life cycle
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Status Track (Development, Testing, UAT, Signoff)
  • Cost Estimation Features
  • Interactive and User Friendly Dashboard
  • The Pricing could be reduced
When it comes to handling a huge enterprise project (planning, cost estimation, life cycle management, status check) Microsoft Project comes very handy and user friendly. Other project management tools are not very user friendly and easy to use like Microsoft Project. The excel life dashboard makes life easier for non-tech users.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use MS Project to manage multiple subcontract jobs. We have many workers and resources which need to be managed and distributed properly across our management team and work sites. MS Project has helped us find holes and over-allocations of these things which in turn has made the company more efficient.
  • 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.
Overall I would recommend this program to other colleagues. However, I would ask what their intentions are, what they need to accomplish. Sometimes all you need is MS Planner or Excel but other times you might need MS Project. You want to be careful you're not trying to kill a fly with a sledge hammer. But MS Project can definitely get the job done.
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.
Madison Sophia Bennett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft Project is the tool that most helps in the planning of a large number of projects; the delivery time of projects and tasks is essential for success in all departments and this tool allows us to know specifically in which task we are doing a good job and in which we have different problems or delays. I can also say that Microsoft Project is very easy to execute and control according to our specifications and requirements. We have success in our hands and this is thanks to the good performance of Microsoft Project.
  • The ability to diagram specific aspects of each project or task
  • The ease of execution
  • Ability to make modifications (assignments, dates, schedules, diagrams, monitoring)
  • Has some limitations related to performance in areas of visual analysis
  • The configuration is not the simplest--the use is perfect, but after configuring it
All projects and tasks require effective planning. It is necessary to use tools that can execute impeccable planning. Microsoft Project has shown that it is a tool capable of handling large projects that require large planning. A great example of efficiency is the virtue of make changes to projects and tasks at any time. Microsoft Project is very easy to execute after going through a complex configuration--that is the only annoyance of this tool. I want to recommend it to expand the planning of projects that always require robust tools.
Sasha Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Microsoft Project is the right software for all companies that want to maintain a general control of the projects they handle in the various areas of the company. For us, this software has become very essential, because it has helped us to maintain an order in the planning and in the fulfillment of the tasks to be able to complete a specific project. In our Marketing work sector, it has become a very important software, since I have been able to plan projects, assign tasks for each employee in order to complement the project, review each of the tasks that my employees completed and I can also have a broad visualization of progress, performance and where my project is going. Microsoft Project is present in all areas of my company, it is the main project planning software of our entire company, and it has had a really remarkable success since it arrived in the area of ​​marketing. With this software I have been able to track the activities that my employees are carrying out, I can know which employee is behind schedule with the fulfillment of the tasks and it also allows me to see Gantt-type charts, which helps me to know much more exactly the trend of growth or decline of my project.
  • I love the Gantt Chart that Microsoft Project offers me, because it provides me with a view from various aspects, it provides me with exact details about the fulfillment of tasks over a period of time, it also allows me to make comparisons with the necessary data and the fulfilled data. by the employees, in order to know exactly if the project's expectations have been met.
  • I love the Gantt Chart that Microsoft Project offers me, because it provides me with a view from various aspects, it provides me with exact details about the fulfillment of tasks over a period of time, it also allows me to make comparisons with the necessary data and the fulfilled data by the employees, in order to know exactly if the project's expectations have been met.
  • The alert system for the fulfillment and delay of assignments is perfect. Microsoft Project allows me to configure the task system, I can assign the necessary tasks to fulfill the project, and the software alerts me immediately if the managers are fulfilling the assignments.
  • The main drawback encountered while using Microsoft Project is that it does not allow me to modify the template or the general user design. For me, the UI that this software has is quite simple, and I would like to apply different templates or modify the layout of my MS Project workspace, currently it is not possible.
  • Sometimes the software crashes suddenly, throwing an error code, and the software closes immediately. This has happened to me when I am going through the detailed reports on my gantt chart, it is not something that affects me that much, but I think they should fix it.
  • I have not had any other problems with Microsoft Project, it has been an exemplary software that has helped me to maintain a very good project planning in general.
Microsoft Project is the perfect platform for medium and large companies. I do not recommend this software for small businesses, because all its functions in the work plans are high cost and this would cause the small business to not perform well in the use of MS Project in the long term. It is very easy to use software, it allows adding, modifying and eliminating all kinds of assignments and tasks for all employees, it allows monitoring the progress of all projects in real time and it also shows the gaps in the planned project. It has a very good performance, it does not take up many computer resources and all the information is stored in sync with the Office 365 service. It occasionally has crashing problems, but this is something that does not affect users as much.
Javier Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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Microsoft Project is used across the organization in different areas to support high complexity projects that require a large number of steps and detailed control about resource utilization and multi-level project complexity. Due to the time commitment on using it it is not widely used for short term projects that are basically managed on different tools.
  • DETAILED PLANNING ON LARGE SCALE/COMPLEX PROJECTS. Task interactions dependencies.
  • Very detailed resource management. You're able to track across the projects the utilization of all of your resources.
  • Powerful cost management. You can track costs for your resources, for your individual tasks, and quickly update any additional cost requirements for the projects, map those costs against your budget and get a detailed report of your burn rate to mitigate possible budget risks.
  • Complexity. With great power and flexibility comes a high level of complexity that makes some of the more advanced features very difficult to use on a day-to-day basis. i.e. being able to get several calendars integrated into a project for different kinds of resources is great but it takes a long time to get a handle on that and make it work for you.
  • Unless you have an MS Project Server setup and all of the team members licensed with an MS Project Account working on a project are limited to those PMs and collaborators with a full license even for minor updates.
  • The tools to present projects to other team members and present updates have not been updated to reflect the needs of the current PM, every view and presentation has to be manually cured to be presentable to the board and that is a very time consuming process.
  • Changing status, colors or updating items automatically based on dates or other tasks is out of the question unless you really have a full set of VBA knowledge and the time to make it happen.
If you have a large project with a large number of stakeholders, many resources, and the need to keep detailed costs controls for the enterprise then this is the tool for you, not only you're able to define a very large number of fields to help you manage your project but the default fields on the application are certainly going to help you move forward with tracking control of resources, costs and burn rates on your projects.

If on the other hand, you have less than 50 tasks and two or three stakeholder or members on your team then the MS Project is definitely overkill because it demands the full attention of the PM for extended periods of time to make sure that the information is relevant.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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It was used on a client project to manage the complex tasks and their interdependencies, and have a concurrent view on the entire project from start to finish. The main features that were used included scheduling, assigning resources (financial and human capital) to tasks, monitoring progress, tracking the budget, and redistributing workloads.
  • Scheduling the tasks
  • Defining the interdependicies
  • Analyzing the critical path
  • Live seamless collaboration across team members
  • Templates to suit a variety of use cases
  • More visual analytics
It is well suited in an environment where there are many tasks requiring dedicated focus for execution in the pursuit of completing the project. The definition and visualization of [interdependencies] is well integrated within the project view. I've found it very useful in finding [...] the critical path for project execution and crashing it to compress the overall timelines.
Score 7 out of 10
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MS Project is used by most of our project managers, in order to organize and keep track of our business [and] strategic projects, regardless of which department they belong to.
After an experience with MS Project server that wasn't very successful, "traditional" MS Project helped PMs to manage plannings and shared resources.
  • Gantt chart and tasks planning
  • Tasks dependencies and delay impacts
  • Shared resources management
  • Project timeline visualisation
  • Hidden costs can rise very quickly (licencing, training...)
  • Not available inline and not included in Office 365
  • Old fashioned and not intuitive to use
MS Project suits well for Project managers that either have experience on the software or time/access to training. But it can be challenging for beginners or for non-advanced Excel users
Quratulain Habib, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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We typically use MS Project for any projects that require project scheduling, task management/work breakdown, managing resource availability, and reporting on project delivery/schedule. As a project management consulting company, any time we have projects that need to be planned properly with a close eye on timelines and need reporting on to senior management, MS Project is our go-to software.

There are many Project Management software, tools, and services available. However, none can beat the planning or measurement against project baselines like Microsoft Project.
  • Project planning
  • Baseline measurement
  • Resource allocation
  • Useful report templates
  • Geared towards waterfall projects
  • Complicated to use/learn.
  • Clunky interface for report creation & modification.
  • Difficult to integrate with email and/or Sharepoint to send team alerts.
For large-scale projects that follow the waterfall method, Microsoft Project is possibly the best out there when compared to others in terms of price and functionalities/features. I've used it to manage software development projects, construction, engineering and product research, development, and manufacturing. All were multi-million dollar projects with timelines ranging from 6 months to over 3 years.

On the other hand, if you have a small software development project that is iterative or agile in nature, there are more suitable project management and collaboration tools out there.
Score 8 out of 10
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We are a government contractor so project management is essential for our work. We are using Microsoft Project as our main tool for the work. Project, task, schedule, and resource managements are essential for us to successfully complete our projects/contracts for your clients, and using Microsoft Project we have been effectively and efficiently managing all our projects and schedules.
  • Project/Task Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Charts
  • Resource Management
  • Web Enhancement
  • Integrated with other ERP systems
I am pretty good with using Microsoft Project for work, but I have seen that we/our clients had to choose other tools because the pricing is a bit high.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use in some areas like Software Development and the Audit Area to make flowcharts and process to certify the company all the People have access to this tool to review.
  • Assigning task to the team
  • Manage multiple projects one view
  • Allow to manage TEAMS and assign projects and task
  • Online version a little different in some cases
[Appropriate] to manage [projects] and teams but not for Calendar or meeting better [to] use TEAMS or Outlook.
Score 7 out of 10
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Our department has previously used Microsoft Project to monitor our routine security audits as well as planning the opening of new sites. From our experience we found MS Project best suited for large scale and complex projects rather than spreadsheet style task management tools. Opening a new building is a great type of project for MS Project structure to manage.
  • Big picture view.
  • Gantt timeline view.
  • Collaboration with MS Teams.
  • Integrating with non-MS collaboration tools.
  • It get more functionality it can become expensive.
  • More visualization tools to analyze trends.
Microsoft Project is a good service for large scale and complex projects such as the opening of a large office building for example. It allows for easy collaboration across other Microsoft Teams and other Office products. It also works well for integrating data from MySQL and Excel sources and storing or sharing documents on Azure Cloud server.
Darrell Dunavan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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We are using this software in my department. It does have a learning curve and those that are a little older are having a little trouble getting around but we, as a whole, are making it work. It's doing a good job of allowing us to assign tasks and keep up with what's going on with our projects. It is cutting down on the number of meetings we are having to have due to the amount of information we can transmit through the software.
  • Scheduling
  • Assigning of tasks
  • Communication
  • Learning curve is steep
  • Integration of other software would be nice.
  • Must have Office 365.
If you are currently running office 365 then this is a good starting option for a project management software. It does a good job of handling your basic management and scheduling processes It helps if you have some computer savvy employees to dig into it first and then have them train others. If you have to run certain software's within your company then this might not be for you due to the lack of integration.
Russell Voigt, PE | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Microsoft Project to estimate construction project critical path schedules and utilize this schedule through to completion.
  • Fairly simple in function and does not overwhelm you with too many details--as simple or as detailed as you wish to use it
  • It might be the most common scheduling tool in construction and, therefore, does not require much of a learning curve for employees to be trained
  • The appearance of the exported deliverables can be finely tuned to your needs or your clients' needs
  • The user interface is a bit outdated but still perfectly functional
  • Printing schedules--can be tricky to get the view that you want and often requires a creative workaround to get the look you want
  • Editing your schedule from the gantt chart activities is not as easy, as Microsoft Project is more geared toward the edits from the table view, which can be challenging for visual learners
Basic construction schedules where you must track a critical path of activities to meet a deadline is the ideal use. If you want a schedule that is more trackable/editable from a mobile app, this tool would not be as ideal.
Nichole Zimmerman, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We utilize Microsoft Project to organize and keep track of our business projects. It has been particularly helpful with managing our resource allocation, timelines, tasks, and dependencies. Specifically, I utilize it in HR to manage my own HR-related projects, but others in the business use it on large-scale multi-departmental initiatives.
  • Resource Allocation
  • Task Dependencies
  • Gantt Chart
  • Ease of use
  • Exporting to other formats
  • look and feel
It is hands down the best project tracker, especially if you have a large project with a lot of moving pieces and need a tool to help you get organized. If you are managing a small project with few resources, then it might be more trouble than it is worth to set everything up in a project - as it can take some time.
Kristen Silvan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft Project is used daily at the company I work for. It is utilized for both our project schedules and our bid schedules. The program allows us to track the project progress, delays, issues, review times, and many other project details. The majority of the time, Microsoft Project is utilized by our project managers. Also, our quality control department and estimating department use the program occasionally.
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to update / change / manage
  • More templates available
  • Help section could be more descriptive (use photos)
Microsoft Project is very well suited for any size construction company. It is so easy to use and easy to manipulate, change, update. It is so much better than other scheduling software available. The Gantt chart is excellent and easy to read. Most people are familiar with this program, so it makes it easy to discuss and share throughout the project duration. An excellent tool for any project!
I have never had to call in to discuss with a support person for Microsoft Project, but the online help platform works very well. It might take a few tries to ask your question correctly... but a little digging never hurt anyone. The explanations are clear and easy to read and interpret. My only complaint is that they could use more photos showing the example of what they are describing.
Score 8 out of 10
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Microsoft Project is a tool primarily used by product management and secondary users include marketing and pro services teams. The tool is intended to enhance project time and collaboration between cross-functional teams. The Gantt chart is used heavily to determine a projects’ critical path and key milestones associated with that path in order to keep a project on time and in the case of pro services especially, on schedule for cost forecasts.
  • Microsoft Product integrations, including sharing and reminder notifications.
  • Interactive Gantt chart.
  • More efficient, reliable project and DevOps integration.
  • Training resources for new users.
Microsoft Project is well suited for product, marketing, pro services, and engineering teams for mapping out project milestones in order to keep a project on time, on budget, and on schedule. Additionally, key stakeholders can have view rights in order to stay tuned on progress which may dictate their strategy. Sales teams are ideal review candidates along with an individual contributors’ manager. This tool is ideal for team meetings to report on overall progress and individual tasks. It encourages contributors to continue updating their respective sections.
While there are many positives to Project, existing capabilities can be further enhanced to be both better automated and more reliable for integrations. A key decision to choosing this platform was also the expectation that enhancements to integrations would occur over time to streamline the product teams’ workflow.
January 28, 2020

Project works for us!

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Microsoft Project to track and manage projects across a small team with a lot of requests. My department currently uses this for planning and working with requests and prioritizing based on needs across the organization.
  • Graphs
  • Timelines
  • Crashes ocassionally
  • Some graphs get too busy
Microsoft Project is good for timelines and for taking base data and creating different kinds of graphs. It can be too much for small projects that don’t have to be picked apart on every level or stage.
Because it’s helped organize our project load and give a clearer picture of current status and plan.
Score 8 out of 10
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Microsoft Project is typically only used by those who are project managers. It is not as intuitive as some other tools out there, but once you get used to using it I think it is a very helpful tool. Across the organization we have a number of different PMO’s and I’m not sure they all use Project. Some use Excel, Confluence, Trello, Jira, etc. We use Project to track all of the tasks that need to occur by who, what sequence they need to occur in, progress, complete, and timelines.
  • Timelines.
  • Calculations.
  • Easier to learn all of the capabilities it can do.
  • % compete does not shade in Gantt unless you manually add that line style.
Great for tracking overall tasks, timeline, dependencies, etc. Using predecessors makes adjustments easy! Not always a good tool for agile projects, it can be used but % complete is rarely correct.
Our internal support teams don’t have experience with it. Online you can find tips and tricks, but it takes a good amount of digging.
Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft Project is widely used in the organization for managing and monitoring different projects. There are multiple departments who use this software, and as it is easy to use and understand for the general audience, its use has been growing. This is used for medium to long term planning of complex projects where more resource and cost allocation is required.
  • 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.
Microsoft Project does a fairly good job for project planning of corporate projects where resource allocation and cost estimation is easy to perform. It is especially useful for six sigma/process improvement projects where short term planning and analysis are easy to perform. It's also suited for some complex projects like construction of refineries or power plants.
We haven't had to use the support services for this software as much, as this is widely used in our industries. However, the help section is pretty useful, and the online steps listed along with the examples are very easy to follow. Anything you type on google, a related support document can easily be located with the solution.
January 21, 2020

Microsoft Project

Score 6 out of 10
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We use Microsoft Project to schedule our construction projects from beginning to end. It is critical in being able to give our clients a document with a visual representation of our plan.
  • Links tasks
  • Shows Gantt chart
  • Some of the logic can get messed up.
  • It isn't as intuitive as other Microsoft products.
Microsoft Project is an above average product at a competitive price.
I have not had to use support, but I would expect it to be good.
Christian Oquendo | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
Microsoft support is constantly on top of their game when it comes down to providing helpful resources and assistance in using their software. Thankfully, I didn't have an issue during my time with this software, however from previous experience, Microsoft always delivered.