Microsoft Project Explained
Tony Morales, PMP, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 27, 2017

Microsoft Project Explained

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project (MS Project) is used throughout Carestream. I specifically use it within the information technology department. MS Project is used to help us manage our IT projects from a work breakdown structure level.
  • MS Project handles dependencies very well. You can link tasks to show relationships and manage delivery constraints.
  • Assigning resources to tasks is a great feature in MS Project. This will show the work to be accomplished and who is responsible.
  • MS Project does not have examples or templates for different methodologies and frameworks like waterfall or agile.
  • It would be nice if MS Project could provide some templates or examples of simple and complex projects
  • Provide more tutorials and videos for how to start and set up a project.
  • Positive impact of Microsoft Project in our organization is the consistency of practices and process for managing our projects.
  • The resource loading capability in Microsoft Project provides better accuracy and predictability with project delivery and labor costs.
Microsoft Project is better suited to layout and manage project schedules. In regard to building project schedules with dependencies and resource loading, There is more flexibility and ease of use in Microsoft Project over Planview Enterprise.
Microsoft Project is excellent for small to large projects that contain many resources and inter-dependencies. Project management practitioners are able to lay out project schedules that contain very detailed work breakdown structures and resources assigned to tasks.

Microsoft Project Feature Ratings

Task Management
9
Resource Management
10
Gantt Charts
9
Scheduling
9
Workflow Automation
Not Rated
Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Support for Agile Methodology
4
Support for Waterfall Methodology
9
Document Management
Not Rated
Email integration
Not Rated
Mobile Access
Not Rated
Timesheet Tracking
7
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
6
Integration with accounting software
Not Rated