Great Project Management Tool
Paul Enger | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 12, 2018

Great Project Management Tool

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Project

When I was in the position I was in I used Microsoft Project for my project management needs. I used this to make sure we were on target with staying within budget for our projects. It was very simple to use and easy to set up. It also has a great interface and showed well especially when presenting the data in meetings.
  • the simpleness of tracking budget for a project
  • track projects on a task level basis
  • real time what if scenarios in terms of task delay
  • better built in Visualization capability like One Pager offers as an add on
  • sometimes it feels the software is too big and complex to manage really simple projects
  • There are not many choices of nice icons to use
  • keep track of the risks that the project has with the data that is provided in the template
  • it included the ability to create and manage activity plans, also known as lightweight projects, and personal projects
  • This can also be great for beginners or experts in project management

The biggest issue this helped me resolve was that I can now view the actual schedule and make changes if I need to rather than getting a PDF of the schedule and having no control of the document. The benefit of this is that I can edit the schedule to realize hypothetical scenarios and dates for a particular project.

Microsoft Project Feature Ratings

Task Management
8
Resource Management
8
Gantt Charts
8
Scheduling
8
Workflow Automation
8
Team Collaboration
8
Support for Agile Methodology
8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
8
Document Management
8
Email integration
8
Mobile Access
8
Timesheet Tracking
8
Change request and Case Management
7
Budget and Expense Management
9
Quotes/estimates
8
Invoicing
7
Project & financial reporting
7
Integration with accounting software
7