MS Project Wasn't for Us
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 10, 2018

MS Project Wasn't for Us

Score 4 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Project

We are not actively utilizing MS Project. We found the application to be too cumbersome for associates not familiar with Project Management methodologies or technics, nor familiar with technology. All in all, we felt MS Project did not provide an easy or positive user experience, which would not have allowed for high user adoption.
  • Ability to track resource capacity.
  • Ability to plot tasks & timelines.
  • Steep learning curve.
  • Not user friendly due to learning curve.
We compared MS Project to QuickBase and Smartsheet. We found that Smartsheet was a simple to use project management tool, which would fit our needs by allowing our end users the ability to create and track their own initiatives, with a minimal learning curve. Smartsheet also provided the level of reporting and sharing options needed.
I believe MS Project is best suited for an organization with a Project/Program Management Office, which will be managing projects. For organizations wanting front line users or departmental managers to create and track their own projects, I would suggest an alternative to MS Project.

Microsoft Project Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Resource Management
8
Gantt Charts
8
Scheduling
7
Workflow Automation
Not Rated
Team Collaboration
3
Support for Agile Methodology
Not Rated
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Not Rated
Document Management
Not Rated
Email integration
Not Rated
Mobile Access
9
Timesheet Tracking
9
Change request and Case Management
9
Budget and Expense Management
9
Quotes/estimates
Not Rated
Invoicing
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
9
Integration with accounting software
9