Microsoft Project review from scheduling and cost management standpoint
May 30, 2021

Microsoft Project review from scheduling and cost management standpoint

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Project

It was used on a client project to manage the complex tasks and their interdependencies, and have a concurrent view on the entire project from start to finish. The main features that were used included scheduling, assigning resources (financial and human capital) to tasks, monitoring progress, tracking the budget, and redistributing workloads.
  • Scheduling the tasks
  • Defining the interdependicies
  • Analyzing the critical path
  • Live seamless collaboration across team members
  • Templates to suit a variety of use cases
  • More visual analytics
  • Decrease in project execution duration
  • Concurrent view on costs to better manage them
  • Single source of truth for all teams, no internal ambiguity
Better suited for everyone in the team due to an existing partnership with Microsoft for access to other software suite provided by them.

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?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Microsoft Project go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Microsoft Project again?

Yes

It is well suited in an environment where there are many tasks requiring dedicated focus for execution in the pursuit of completing the project. The definition and visualization of [interdependencies] is well integrated within the project view. I've found it very useful in finding [...] the critical path for project execution and crashing it to compress the overall timelines.

Microsoft Project Feature Ratings

Task Management
8
Resource Management
8
Gantt Charts
9
Scheduling
9
Workflow Automation
6
Team Collaboration
4
Support for Agile Methodology
5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
5
Document Management
5
Email integration
5
Mobile Access
5
Timesheet Tracking
8
Change request and Case Management
7
Budget and Expense Management
7
Quotes/estimates
6
Invoicing
6
Project & financial reporting
8
Integration with accounting software
7