A good collaborative scheduling tool with room for improvement.
December 21, 2017

A good collaborative scheduling tool with room for improvement.

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

We use Projectplace to manage time and schedules on the majority of our engineering projects. Project managers create Gantt charts, and individuals will create cards within tasks and report time to tasks to allow management to have an understanding of where effort is being spent. Individuals are supposed to use the product daily to track progress.
  • Cards are good, they are easy to create and they are a nice way to break down tasks
  • Messaging is good, being able to tag people easily allows for simple communication of progress
  • Time reporting is pretty easy, adding tasks from the previous week makes reporting time, which is usually tedious, a little easier
  • Preferences could be better to allow for more customization of appearance and usability
  • Better predictive behavior: for example suggesting assignees for cards based on frequently used assignees
  • The file browser is clunky and makes quick navigation of complex file trees tedious
  • Traditional structured projects (Gantt)
  • Roadmaps
  • Action items and tasks
  • Delegate work assignments
  • Share and review documents
  • Track time spent on activities
It works well, I like the integration of Gantt charts and collaborative work and messaging. It improves on JIRA (base) from a scheduling perspective but is not as good as JIRA when it comes to reporting progress or results on individual tasks.
Honestly, we still have not leveraged the collaboration features as well as we had planned. The one collaborative feature that we have used is the document review feature which does work well but is a fairly bare-bones feature. I think that improving on that feature would be good for the product.
  • It has allowed us to achieve solid alignment on schedule for projects
  • It has allowed finance to somewhat accurately track time across multiple projects
  • Negatively, it has been yet another software tool thrown in the mix which naturally causes some pushback from some people
Project place does not replace any of the listed products except for MS Project. We like project place for schedule alignment, easy project switching, and time tracking. The other programs are still used for issue tracking, investigations, documentation, and reporting of results
Great for collaborative work on large projects with many tasks, not good for documenting the detailed progress of work on tasks, really only for reporting high-level progress, not results.

Planview Projectplace Feature Ratings

Task Management
9
Resource Management
5
Gantt Charts
8
Scheduling
8
Team Collaboration
9
Support for Agile Methodology
6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
9
Document Management
4
Email integration
8
Mobile Access
9
Timesheet Tracking
8