Project Scheduling and Managing Tool
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 12, 2018

Project Scheduling and Managing Tool

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Project

We use Microsoft Project in the Engineering Department to schedule our projects. We share the same schedule with customers to inform them of the status of their project on a weekly basis. It helps us to track the project in entirety. And gives an idea to Project Managers and Engineering Managers on the status of the projects.
  • Detail Project Schedule timelines.
  • Gantt Chart.
  • Highlights tasks in critical path.
  • It would be great if we can schedule multiple projects in one file.
  • It is slightly complicated for beginners.
  • All the features are not being used because of complexity or lack of expertise.
  • The software is not very expensive, so the ROI is positive as it simplifies the task of Project Managers.
  • The negative is the scenario of an individual project and doesn't help much when we would like to schedule multiple projects with the available resources and within available time.
  • Positive is it's an industry standard software and can be shared with clients as they are familiar with it.
I am a user, and I didn't select this software. So honestly I don't know the other alternatives. We always have microsoft excel which can be used, but the functionalities and features available in Microsoft Project are different than the excel. So it stands out. It is a good software but useful only to a specific project - at least in our organization that is where we are limiting its use.
To schedule an individual project where we know the tasks in the sequence and the time it takes for each task. Microsoft Project is very useful to keep track of scheduled time versus actual time taken for any task, and also to know the status of given project at any point of time, and to communicate the same with clients.

Microsoft Project Feature Ratings

Task Management
7
Resource Management
7
Gantt Charts
7
Scheduling
7
Workflow Automation
6
Team Collaboration
5
Support for Agile Methodology
5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
5
Document Management
Not Rated
Email integration
Not Rated
Mobile Access
Not Rated
Timesheet Tracking
Not Rated
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated