The Impressive Rise and Potential of MP
January 29, 2020

The Impressive Rise and Potential of MP

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is a tool primarily used by product management and secondary users include marketing and pro services teams. The tool is intended to enhance project time and collaboration between cross-functional teams. The Gantt chart is used heavily to determine a projects’ critical path and key milestones associated with that path in order to keep a project on time and in the case of pro services especially, on schedule for cost forecasts.

Pros

  • Microsoft Product integrations, including sharing and reminder notifications.
  • Interactive Gantt chart.

Cons

  • More efficient, reliable project and DevOps integration.
  • Training resources for new users.
  • This was implemented during a new fiscal year and the product team reported a project accuracy metric of +20% YOY.
  • Pro Services saw increased turnaround in all project post-implementation with an average 7% cost reduction excluding strong positive outliers.
Microsoft Project had the strongest integrations and Gantt chart qualities. As a team that uses Outlook, Skype, DevOps and the Office Suite, it became clear that Project suited our needs best. Additionally, testing found that the user interface and security features pleased users, stakeholders, and IT team requirements.
While there are many positives to Project, existing capabilities can be further enhanced to be both better automated and more reliable for integrations. A key decision to choosing this platform was also the expectation that enhancements to integrations would occur over time to streamline the product teams’ workflow.

Do you think Microsoft Project delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Microsoft Project's feature set?

Yes

Did Microsoft Project live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Microsoft Project go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Microsoft Project again?

Yes

Microsoft Project is well suited for product, marketing, pro services, and engineering teams for mapping out project milestones in order to keep a project on time, on budget, and on schedule. Additionally, key stakeholders can have view rights in order to stay tuned on progress which may dictate their strategy. Sales teams are ideal review candidates along with an individual contributors’ manager. This tool is ideal for team meetings to report on overall progress and individual tasks. It encourages contributors to continue updating their respective sections.

Microsoft Project Feature Ratings

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

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