Smartsheet for the Smart Project Manager
Updated December 04, 2014

Smartsheet for the Smart Project Manager

Randi Bradley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Project Plan, Task lists, reporting, notification

Overall Satisfaction with Smartsheet

My organization used smartsheet to manager all implementation project plans and project documentation for product implementations. Smartsheet was also our tool for action item list tracking during UAT. It was a great way to share real time updates with clients allow visibility to all stakeholders.
  • The Notification feature is an excellent tool to send friendly reminders to project participants regarding status updates and approaching deadlines.
  • The export feature to multiple file types such as MS Project and MS excel allow for ease of sharing with stakeholders who prefer to use a traditional software.
  • The audit functionality within each sheet allows to Project Managers to easily identify changes and updates to plans and task lists.
  • I would love to see more templates and standard reports to use as baselines.
  • When using workspaces it would be nice to be able to set access by sheet. Only being able to set access by workspace can be limiting and force the user to create single sheets not joined by a workspace. This also means the user is limited to the color and themes that could be used when dealing with multiple clients.
  • Increased client communication
  • Promoted collaboration
  • Eliminated version control issues between large project teams.
I implemented Smartsheet at my prior company and it was released company wide to use for all implementation. That subscription is still active and renewed monthly. I am currently not in a position with my new firm where we could utilize a software such as Smartsheet. If the opportunity should arise, it will be at the top of my list to recommend to my firm.

Will the team benefit from having real time updates and notifications of changes as they happen? Yes

Will the team value the version control features used for attachments? Yes