AtTask Review- Brian Rowe
January 11, 2014

AtTask Review- Brian Rowe

Brian Rowe- PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Modules Used

  • Project Management

Overall Satisfaction

  • Dashboard is effective: It provides an organized approach to being able to access my projects and update them and keep an eye on issues and tasks that are gaining criticality
  • In-line editing: useful to be able to edit the project from the task tab, however some updates that are done on this tab don't update within the task (completion dates)
  • Adding tasks: able to add tasks easily from the tasks tab; it intuitively jumps to a new line if I hit "enter" at the end of the line so that I can continue adding tasks
  • Adding time or changing a date on the task tab doesn't update within the actual task if I drill down into it
  • I lose the information in my task updates if I try and log time and change the status and save it as an update or if I do anything in the "assigned to" box. I end up having to type it all over again.
  • Dependencies are sometimes difficult to understand; reconcile when trying to set up the project plan. I receive a template and sometimes the template sent to me by my Program Manager has innate dependencies and loops that are frustrating and difficult to adjust. The details provided by AtTask are very difficult to understand and resolve.
  • Increased efficiency.
  • Improved tracking of hours and work completed.
  • Better predictability of project completion.
I would give it a higher rating, but one of my problems is that our licensing restricts us from being able to use it for all the users within our organization. This is a frustration. As a PM, this tool is only as valuable as it's applicability to being able to be used across the board by all resources. Luckily, the emailing option that adds a comment in AtTask even for users that aren't licensed, is a great improvement, but I would like to see our company more globally commit to it.
I believe I best summarized things on my last comment. I am satisfied with AtTask, I feel it is a good tool. I have used quite a few PM tools (MS Project, Open Workbench, Excel), I do like this one the best. As a PMP, I like how it incorporates PMI standards and is an effective way of managing and predicting the progression of my projects.