Project Online 2016 gets you metrics and results needed for your business
October 14, 2015

Project Online 2016 gets you metrics and results needed for your business

Ross Ghiasi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

Online and 2013

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Project Server

We use Project Online internally and implement it as a solution for clients.
We use it as a complete PPM solution to help us with our project, resource management and time sheet needs.
  • Integration with other MS suite
  • Low cost licensing
  • PowerBI Integration
  • Larger user and support community
  • App market
  • Premier Microsoft Support
  • Portfolio Analysis (What-if)
  • The online version can be a little faster (access time over the internet sometimes slow)
  • It needs to have its own MCTS track for certifications, i.e. Certified Project Technology Specialist
  • The ability to insert graphics into project plan online
  • Increased ROI
  • Quick Implementation (Project Online)
  • Fast Updates
Project Online seems to be more suited for agile project management as well as easier to customize (Views, Custom Fields, PDPs, Portfolios and reporting)
It is well suited for any type of project portfolio management scenario.

Microsoft Project Server Implementation

Per Microsoft, Project Online provides more value long-term by reducing infrastructure cost and increase feature release cycle time
Yes - Initiation phase
Definition phase
Design phase
Development phase
Implementation phase
Follow-up phase
Change management was a minor issue with the implementation - n/a
  • Identifying internal processes
  • Getting the proper requirements
  • Agile vs Waterfall

Using Microsoft Project Server

We don't have to worry about maintenance, upgrades, or compatibility issues. All the capabilities we need are there, and are easily customizable.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Project Management
  • Demand Management
  • Resource Management
  • Reporting
  • PowerBI Integration
Yes - Works well on all mobile platforms (iOS, Android, Windows)