Microsoft Project is a time saver.
Updated August 30, 2019

Microsoft Project is a time saver.

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Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Project

It is being used by various individuals. It is nice to collaborate on schedules with each other. I also use it to figure manpower and durations based on manpower. I still feel like I'm very new at using Project and don't get to use it as often as I'd like. I'm always learning new tricks and things to make it easier to use.
  • Being able to tie tasks together so when something changes it makes it easier to track.
  • Being able to create categories for tasks and tie them all together.
  • It's nice to set holidays and not have to remember them when scheduling farther into the future.
  • I've been using it for a while but I don't get to use it as much as I'd like. The is a lot of information and help out there to learn how to use it better.
  • Linking tasks together and the whole SS-1D or FS+4D is very confusing. It usually takes me a few tries to get it where I want. There is always information to help figure this out, just need to be willing to look and ask.
  • Sorting by date and task can be confusing. At least there's always the undo button.
  • I'm always learning something new that makes using project easier and more beneficial for me. I wish I was able to use or more.
  • It saves a ton of time. A little work upfront says on the back end.
I like being able to copy directly to Excel for certain items and vice versa. Linking tasks can get very confusing. It requires a lot of time up front but will save a ton of time in the long run. I'm still learning, and as I do, it becomes so much easier to use.

Microsoft Project Feature Ratings

Gantt Charts
10
Scheduling
8
Mobile Access
10

Using Microsoft Project

1 - I am unsure of exactly how many people us it
I do not know. I don't deal with that area
  • I use Microsoft Project to create job schedules
  • We use it to figure manpower based on task durations
  • We use it to figure durations based on manpower
  • We use it to calculate manpower needs based on durations of tasks to be performed
  • I would like to learn how to use it more fully. I only use it for basic schedule building but I know that it can do so much more
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule

Evaluating Microsoft Project and Competitors

  • Prior Experience with the Product
The decision wasn't mine to make

Microsoft Project Implementation

Microsoft Project Support

I've never used it so I don't know to say

Using Microsoft Project

For basic schedule building, which is what I primarily use it for, is great and very easy. I don't really understand much else although I would like to learn because everything I do use it for is very easy to do and learn
ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Convenient
Feel confident using
Lots to learn
  • Entering tasks and basic schedule building are very simple
  • linking tasks together is simple
  • Linking task tasks together and trying to work off of SS or FS and figuring exactly what it is calculating from
  • I don't really understand much else other than basic schedule building so everything else seem cumbersome to me