Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Project Server
Project Server underpins our organization's delivery of software implementation projects. It is used to run individual projects, assigning resources and setting up delivery plans in Microsoft Project. The data that it realizes forms the basis of decision making, compliance, and governance by the PMO and upper management.
- Ability to update project plans on the move in any location. Plans can even be updated offline and saved back to the server when the connection is reestablished.
- Visibility of resource assignments across the company allows us to plan project start dates easily and effectively.
- Being a Microsoft product, it is intuitive to administer and easy to configure to our individual requirements.
- As with all software, Project Server is not without its bugs although generally, it is a very stable platform.
- The GUI does need updating to a more modern look to bring it in line with the rest of the O365 suite.
- We've been able to reduce the number of staff in our PMO by utilising the Project Server data in Power BI, reducing the need for manual reporting.
- Being able to forecast utilization in the product allows us to accurately estimate resource needs to ensure optimum staff levels.
Perhaps the greatest positive is the resource engagement and assignment, ensuring we are able to effectively plan the delivery of numerous projects, thus avoiding any duplicate bookings. On the flip side, once projects grow into very large plans with ultra-detailed assignments, it can become difficult to manage.