Well-designed Project Management Tool for WBS, Gantt and Kanban
September 04, 2020

Well-designed Project Management Tool for WBS, Gantt and Kanban

Brooks Jealous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with GanttPRO

I've used GanttPRO for both commercial and academic projects in pharma, life sciences, consumer goods, and other sectors for projects ranging from $100K (departmental) to $11M (enterprise). It has all the critical functions needed for complex projects without the bloat of tools like MS Project. As a pure web-based tool, it's ideal for WFH and geographically disbursed teams. It includes a complete WBS with custom fields, Gantt and Kanban views, so it's suitable for both Agile and hybrid methodologies. The UI is flexible, extremely responsive and accurate (drag n drop task restructuring is easy). Full support for scheduling, resource management and budgeting. My decision to go with GanttPRO was based on its clean and consistent architecture - unlike most PM tools that have limited WBS hierarchies, drag n drop and user customization, it's obvious that GanttPRO has a scalable architecture that will support ongoing enhancements.
  • Flexible WBS Hierarchies
  • Drag and Drop Task Management
  • Version Control - ability to restore task-specific changes
  • Custom Fields
  • Add - Task Type (fixed units, work or duration)
  • Add - more OOTB reporting
  • Project Estimating Accuracy - improved initiation phase output
  • Team Collaboration - improved team member accountability
  • Stakeholder Support - improved transparency of project status
MS Project
No comparison - MS Project is so bloated that modifying project plans is just too cumbersome.
Good product - expensive and somewhat top-heavy from the perspective of admin and training.
Work-group task management. Not a true project management tool.
So far, I've been able to reach product specialists in near real-time for tech support questions. TSR's seem to be very knowledgeable about product functionality. I haven't encountered any bugs, so no experience with bug resolution.

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Projects are a lot easier to set up with GanttPRO than most tools that support a WBS, so although I've used GanttPRO for very simple projects, it's great for projects with complex WBS' and/or dynamic backlogs (using Agile methodologies). I've used it for long-running projects with multiple phases, where I needed to set up high-level plans for downstream phases (for budgeting) that got updated and modified based on outcomes from upstream phases.

GanttPRO Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Gantt Charts
Workflow Automation
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Budget and Expense Management