Microsoft Project is a good starter option for Project Management
May 24, 2021

Microsoft Project is a good starter option for Project Management

Darrell Dunavan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Project

We are using this software in my department. It does have a learning curve and those that are a little older are having a little trouble getting around but we, as a whole, are making it work. It's doing a good job of allowing us to assign tasks and keep up with what's going on with our projects. It is cutting down on the number of meetings we are having to have due to the amount of information we can transmit through the software.
  • Scheduling
  • Assigning of tasks
  • Communication
  • Learning curve is steep
  • Integration of other software would be nice.
  • Must have Office 365.
  • It is cutting down on the amount of meeting we have to have.
  • It works with our office 365 that we already use.
  • We can't tie in our other proprietary softwares.
We picked Microsoft Project instead of ProofHub due to us already using Office 365. Microsoft Project was the cheaper of the two options and seemed to fit our needs better than ProofHub. It seemed to be easier to use on the front end since some of our less technology-savvy employees already knew how to use Microsoft programs.

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

Yes

Are you happy with Microsoft Project's feature set?

No

Did Microsoft Project live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Microsoft Project go as expected?

No

Would you buy Microsoft Project again?

No

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If you are currently running office 365 then this is a good starting option for a project management software. It does a good job of handling your basic management and scheduling processes It helps if you have some computer savvy employees to dig into it first and then have them train others. If you have to run certain software's within your company then this might not be for you due to the lack of integration.

Microsoft Project Feature Ratings

Task Management
6
Resource Management
5
Gantt Charts
5
Scheduling
9
Workflow Automation
8
Team Collaboration
6
Support for Agile Methodology
6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
5
Document Management
7
Email integration
9
Mobile Access
9
Timesheet Tracking
6
Change request and Case Management
5
Budget and Expense Management
6
Quotes/estimates
5
Invoicing
6
Project & financial reporting
5
Integration with accounting software
2