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Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management

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Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) helps you get started quickly and execute projects with ease. Built-in templates, familiar scheduling tools, and access across devices increase productivity for project managers and teams.

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MS Project review by Sergio A.
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"One of the best tools that every project management must use"

What do you like best?

This is a complete tool to manage any type of project. MS Project and Portfolio Management have the best complement to manage schedule, time, cost, resources and scope. Have the option to use Power BI, that is a very powerful tool to display the project information, metrics, trends, and helps a lot to the communication of the state of the project to the stakeholders.

Microsoft offers three levels of software licensing to choose the best fit for your company needs.

What do you dislike?

In general, this software have all that an application of this type must have, so it is difficult to find something bad about the product, but I think that Microsoft could innovate adding some features like management modules for quality, acquisitions and other important knowledge areas of project management methodology standars.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Microsoft offers three levels of licensing, but my recommendation is to start using the intermediate or highest package if you want to use the real benefits of the software, because the essential one doesn't have enough features to do a real difference.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Every company and natural person have to manage projects, and MS Project and Porftolio Management allows the manager to do it controlling the main factors of the projects (schedule, time, cost, resources and scope).

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MS Project review by Anthony L.
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"The Standard Project Management Tool - Not the newest but the standard"

What do you like best?

Works as intended, powerful enough to do almost anything yet easy enough to set up small projects on the fly. Easy to import and export data to other Microsoft or non microsoft packages as needed. Has the ability to integrate with tools such as Onepager making it more powerful than the isolated product alone.

What do you dislike?

Wish it had better built in Visualization capability like One Pager offers as an add on. It does have some quirky behavior at time when error messages are vague or misleading so you have to hunt for why a dependency for example is not working. I used to hate that you needed MS Project Server for so many functions, I hear the Office 365 implementation offers a lot of the functionality but I have not used it yet. I wish the standalone project would allow you to easily trigger emails when tasks are due for example to the task owner or sent easy progress reports to owners with single clicks. Smartsheet has some of these functions that I understand may not be available on the 365 version but cannot validate..

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you truly understand how dependencies work, how summary tasks impact dependencies and also how to use FS, SS etc when linking tasks. Failure to understand the basic functions can really provide wrong results in terms of end dates or critical path. Take time to understand project management before using the tool, some try and use the tool without knowing project management and that can be dangerous to data quality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Track projects on a task level basis. We have done resource management at times however works best on projects with fully dedicated resources, hard to use when using variable shared resources. Tracking projects with the software allows for real time what if scenarios in terms of task delay, task pullin, adding resources to reduce duration based on LOE etc with almost no major effort.

What Project and Portfolio Management solution do you use?

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MS Project review by Stever Jose G.
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"centralized project management"

What do you like best?

easy to organize create and maintain the portfolio of projects of the company, managing the problems, risks and having a site in sharepoint for each project where you can customize with webpart to bring the documentation of the project in an orderly manner.

share and collaborate in large work teams that interact with the same project so that everyone updates only the tasks assigned and having a better control of the activities carried out, available resources and deviations from the project

What do you dislike?

project has so many functions that not all come to use and to my point of view is against because they can not be exploited by being so hidden

Recommendations to others considering the product

perform product concept tests and research with the community of PM on YouTube or on the Internet where they can see more deep features that are not at first glance and help the management of projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

maintain a good management on the portfolio of centralized projects in a single solution obtaining better results in predictions and reports pki

MS Project review by Amny N.
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"tool for planning activities and project resources"

What do you like best?

I like project because it offers the possibility of managing all the activities that make up a process of project execution. and its very helpfull for my work Simplifies project and resource portfolio management with Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management . Integrated planning tools help you keep track of projects and keep you organized.It is a tool that helps us to make decisions in a timely manner because it allows us to develop and design projects in the company with their respective allocation of resources. It should be noted that it has functions to monitor the physical and financial progress of the company, administrative budget design and workload analysis.

it is a useful tool, if you want to carry out in detail each one of the tasks executed for the fulfillment of the objectives established in the industrial complex.

It is a program that allows to assist the people who make the decision, in the process of project development, programs, plans, allocation of resources to tasks, monitoring progress, managing the budget and analyzing data from the industrial complex .

What do you dislike?

the program does not have the option to measure the productivity of the machines or personnel. being a weakness of importance, which requires work for its construction project control model.

the service of the program is expensive in comparison with the alternatives presented by the competition, consequently, in a small company it is not advisable to buy this service because it would be underutilizing the tools offered by the system, and complicating the economic activities unnecessarily.

and it can be complex for beginners

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think it should be more accessible to users because it is expensive and unaffordable for users

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Microsolf Projets is used for the quarterly and annual planning of the production with the purpose of making technical reports that allow to strengthen the productive process of the textile production plants of the industrial complex , it has helped me to manage the times of accomplishment of taras as well as to avoid delays in the supply chain of raw materials

MS Project review by Guillermo V.
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"Good software for track and manage projects"

What do you like best?

The software is really robust for track and manage the complete project cycle of every project in the company. you can manage the resources of the company and how are they assigned to the projects, you can keep the cost and schedule (start and end date and time) on every single task within the project. The Gantt chart or project map is really cool and it's made in real time within the application.

What do you dislike?

The software is designed to track and manage really big projects, which is really cool and is the main focus of the application, but sometimes it feels the software is too big and complex to manage really simple projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The licensing could be a little pricey, but the software is really robust and allows the tracking of the complete company portfolio of projects. In some cases, the soft ware comes bundled with some of the premium versions of Microsoft Office, which could be really good if you also use Microsoft Office within your company, so you won't have to buy it as a separate package.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our company we keep track of several concurrent projects, and with the help of the project server it helps to manage all the resources within the company and which one is applied to each project. The reports are really cool and easy to get and are specially useful for our scheduled weekly meetings with the customers.

MS Project review by Farien Louise M.
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"The ideal tool for keeping a full track of the project. "

What do you like best?

The Gantt Chart gives a graphical diagram of the entire project and joined with the reports and striking designs make it less demanding to comprehend and exhibit the arranging and assessment methodology. If not an opportunity to begin a project from the scratch PPM accompanies a ground-breaking set of layouts. Unquestionably PPM turns into a perfect first decision for any project director.

What do you dislike?

First of all I should state is that you require a solid foundation in project management hypothesis (basic way strategy, assessment strategies etc so as to ace Microsoft Project and easily utilize every one of the features and capacities of the software without having a perplexing expectation to learn and adapt.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The linkages, are anything but difficult to use as well as help me when managing complex assignments.

MS Project review by Lynn O.
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"Great for managing multiple projects timeline, not very flexible to make chart presentable"

What do you like best?

Ability to adjust timeline of multiple tasks when adjusting one can affect another. You can either manually schedule the tasks, or you can select to have MS Project automatically schedule the tasks based on the task data you input. You can adjust start-finish timeline of the following tasks when the predecessor task finish time changes. MS Project also shows the final project timeline in a nice gantt chart for you to have an overview of the whole project. The % progress bar is also an option, which makes it easy to visualize the progress of the project. I also like the ability to add subprojects and linking projects, making it easier to see how one change impacts another in a different project. Reporting tab also gives out a nice pie chart or bar chart to show project progress.

What do you dislike?

The visualisation of the chart. There are not many choices of nice icons to use. Adjusting fonts and sizes of the chart is quite difficult or not very flexible. The row height is also not easy to get it the the right height for my usage, unlike using MS Excel. The icons are quite small to see on the screen or on paper. All in all, I find it challenging in trying to make the gantt chart looks more presentable in a meeting room because the icons and texts are usually too small.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Might need to combine with other software like Tableau, MS Powerpoint to make a better presenation

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Product development project timeline

MS Project review by virat s.
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"An overall tool for managing the project"

What do you like best?

The MS project is the best tool suited for managing the project ad performing certain task of resource allocation scheduling the project. It also helps in estimating the total cost of the project. The GANTT chart and PERT chart are the visual representations of the project management. Also the developing group can share the chart and document amongst themselves.Various portfolios of the project can by prepared by using MS project

What do you dislike?

The only feature i dislike about it is the UI of this tool is still a complex issue and that sometimes it makes the project management task tidy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this tool specially to those who are in the field of software engineering and trying to gain knowledge in the field of software project management

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been a software engineer so many problems i solved using MS project, Like scheduling the project, allocating the project, monitoring the project development cycle via different models .

MS Project review by Aubrey W.
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"Project"

What do you like best?

The Project and Portfolio ap provides you with templates and shortens the time you spend on putting things in place. You can focus on the depth of the information you are sending out rather than throwing something together and it does not appear professional and the information is missed. You can also invite your team into the project. This works well when delegating information and having staff work on different components of a project.

What do you dislike?

The software is somewhat limiting and can cause frustration because it doesnt have what you are being asked to provide. When bringing in new team members it is safe to give them a preview of the software to make sure they can utilize the product and keep up the pace of the project.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been able to put together a rough draft of a project quicker, saving time stress and can edit it to the likeness of my team quicker. While using the software I have been able to view the project and show the process when asked.

MS Project review by Cesar G.
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"Project manager in an easy way"

What do you like best?

I like project because it lends an administration of all those projects this tool helps us to develop and design projects of our company, given the options of allocation of resources to tasks, follow up on progress, administrat budget and workload analysis .

I also like that you keep track of the risks that the project has with the data that is provided in the template.

it included the ability to create and manage activity plans, also known as lightweight projects, and personal projects

What do you dislike?

You can not measure neither the productivity of the machines nor the people, other than the performance either. This is a great disadvantage for the program, since it is an important item for project control.

Very expensive compared to the alternatives presented by the competition.

The application to work on the Internet is purchased separately

It is not a multiplatform program (those that work in both LINUX and WINDOWS), so it has restricted its use to certain users.

It also does not have the basic tools for the planning of most projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend project as it is a complete project manager of your company, since it has several tools that help you keep track of your activities or tasks of your project, also helps in making decisions and the execution schedule of tasks scheduled to complete a project.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Assist project managers in the development of plans, assignment of resources to tasks, track progress, manage budget and analyze workloads.

MS Project review by aditya T.
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"Tracking the project was never professional before."

What do you like best?

The MS project is a well known tool for the beginners and also the pros who like me who are in IT industry and this tool has helped us over many years and now it has become an important tool for tracking resource allocation and finishing the project in a scheduled time.Also the different charts representations is the most attractive feature i like about it.

What do you dislike?

The only thing i dislike about MS project is the tools still an underrated amongst the software engineers as the Microsoft like Giant havent been totally focusing totally on the development of the tool which results in less popularity amongst other tools who are specially build for industry project like Altassians JIRA.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As MS project is a great tool for development and maintaining portfolio in recent times due to its ease of use and its functionalities which satisfies almost everyones need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been solving many problems like scheduling, project planning ,resource allocation , Maintenance, and Project cost estimation.

MS Project review by Josh R.
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"Microsoft Project really helps keep me on task and organized."

What do you like best?

I like how robust Microsoft project is. I can track costs, milestones, resource, due dates, etc. all withing one project. I can honestly say it is a Microsoft Product that works and works well.

What do you dislike?

There is a steep learning curve which is one of it's downfall. Once you learn the software it isn't too bad. Another downfall is how ugly it looks when printed out. If everyone has project and you can show it inside the software then all is good. But if you have to print something out for a meeting, it gets messy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a project manager and are having trouble keeping things on task, this will be exactly what you will need. This tool is the best one on the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a project manager and it helps me be as efficient at my job as possible.

MS Project review by Gasia B.
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"Easy to use Software for Project Schedules"

What do you like best?

What I like best about this software is that it is a Microsoft product so it is straightforward to use. You can open the document easily and start sifting through the schedule in front of you and add and delete as needed.

What do you dislike?

The one thing I dislike is that this software is not available on a Mac, so I end up using it on the Parallels side of my computer. If they could make it available across all platforms, it would make it so much easier to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My recommendation is to immediately save the document as soon as you start working on it. Even the smallest changes can make a difference and if you don't save you might lose important information. Also, be sure to ensure your version is on the server if you choose to use the server option. Otherwise, the changes you make will stay on your local machine and never be seen from other team members. Other than that, great software to use for teams needing to use this software. Another suggestion is that it needs to be checked out prior to use, otherwise, it can override a version someone is already working on.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest issue this was resolved is that I can know view the actual schedule and make changes if I need to rather than getting a PDF of the schedule and having no control of the document. The benefit is that I can edit the schedule to realize hypothetical scenarios and dates for a particular project.

MS Project review by Jose A S.
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"May be your best option for your company Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management???"

What do you like best?

What I like most about this application is that it is designed to support the selection, planning and execution of a variety of different jobs, including, among others, traditional projects. They often include collaboration and communication skills, and allow work teams and project offices to report and monitor projects. Your tools can help with decision-making in projects and resource-intensive work environments.

What do you dislike?

It is very intuitive at the time of configuring the tasks in the advanced way and there are very few tutorials that help you to carry out this important work at the moment of making the most of this application. We have many unique applications in which we must integrate to do match and avoid doing the same job repeatedly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The problem with more priority to solve would be to have more tutorials at the time of the advanced configuration that is more intuitive. Other questions that may not have been considered to configure them correctly would be: resource overflow processes, escalation routes and different business intelligence options. If you plan to integrate into other products, this is essential. We have several other accounting tracking systems, time sheet and existing expenses. Be more accessible with reference to the purchase cost.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can solve the following commercial problems thanks to this application such as: configuration of schedules that are flexible, tracking of resource allocations, reports on real values versus projected ones. When configured correctly, this product does an excellent job. We have many projects in which resources are distributed. We try to take advantage of the power of the platform to combine and use the product to see in which state of execution each project is located.

MS Project review by Jon F.
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"MS Project Delivers Results"

What do you like best?

I love (love!) that I can sync my Project Pro 2016 files with task lists on SharePoint sites.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the license cost for each Project Pro 2016 seat.

Recommendations to others considering the product

So...here's the deal. We don't want to use Project Pro 2016. We want to use the Office 365 MS Project Online application. But our IT hasn't enable this application and very likely won't be enabling the Project Online application within the next calendar year. My recommendation would be to use Project Online. However, MS Project Pro 2016 is a great alternative especially if your enterprise utilizes the SharePoint environment as well. Be prepared for a small learning curve in getting started with using Project Pro 2016 productively but nearly as bad as some other online project management applications. Also, *big recommendation*: learn the Project Pro 2016 shortcut keys for adding tasks, summaries, indenting and outdenting tasks etc. Suuuuuper helpful!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One of the biggest problems that we're solving with MS Project Pro 2016 is collaboration and communication of project plans, backlogs, and tasks. Syncing Project files with task lists on our PMO SharePoint pages is a huge win for us team of PMs. This feature makes it very easy to communicate information about the progress on a project in almost real time. Love it.

MS Project review by John B.
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"Hard to get going but once you do..."

What do you like best?

Full functionality and resource management across multiple projects. It easily integrates into other platforms since the product sits on SharePoint. If a user uses SharePoint, the training for document management, alerts, and the like are negligible.

What do you dislike?

Not the easiest thing to set up. Of course you could just use the out of the box functionality to get started, but in our case, we have a lot of unique applications we need to integrate into to match up and avoid doing the same work repeatedly. You really need to have your processes fully documented in order to set this up properly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get an consultant to come in and help set this up. They will ask question you may not have considered in order to set this up properly...like escalation paths, resource overrun processes, and the different business intelligence options. If you plan to integrate into other products, this is a must. We have several other existing accounting, timesheet, and expense tracking systems. To get that information in sync with PPM, we had to write some connections.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking resource allocations, setting up schedules that are flexible, reporting on actuals vs projected. When set up properly, this product does an excellent job. We have a lot of projects which resources are spread across... to ensure that we are not overallocating the person's time, we need to see into all projects across the portfolio. We need to report on how the projects are doing across the portfolio at a moments notice, this product allows for the creation of specialized views of the dashboard depending on the role of the user.

MS Project review by Stefan K.
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"Divides up project tasks easily to help manage timeline of project progression."

What do you like best?

I like the ability to change tasks order and keep track of what needs to happen as the project progresses. MS Project makes it simple to oversee what needs to still happen on a project and what deadlines are coming up. When my team reviews it, they get an easy birds-eye view of the project. When using this for task management, you can sort each column by task and then submit the task list to each department involved. This makes task distribution much easier.

What do you dislike?

Depending on if the tasks are in AUTO mode or MANUAL mode will change the way that the software reacts. I find it challenging when dates you have set change unintentionally and there is not an easy way to get it back in order. Sometimes the formatting of the project is a little clunky. If there was a better way to format the output, I think I would find that helpful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I always use software for my needs. Sometimes out of the box any software does not work as you would desire. This is often the case for my workflow. Give MS Project a chance to work for you. Watch tutorials, take a class. Whatever it takes to get the most out of MS Project for your purposes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving the task management problem. We struggle with more than 12 projects active at any given time. We attempt to leverage the power of the platform to combine and use the product to see where each project lies.

MS Project review by ishnat s.
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"Good and easy for managing project and monitoring it."

What do you like best?

MS project has capability of managing project along with making its portfolio at the same time. Ms project with the use of different charts and diagrams shows us the collective work for developed software. The cost of the project accounting every resource available ca be calculated with MS project and the portfolio can made accordingly.

What do you dislike?

The one feature dislike about MS project is the amount of unwanted features which are sometimes obstacle in the project development. The scheduling,resource planning and cost estimation cant be incorporated in any other project management tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For all the beginners to college students to project managers i would strongly recommend this software for managing the software development .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am regular user of MS project and portfolio management as it has helped me in solving many project management related problems like estimating the cost ,planning the software with the schedule.

MS Project review by Nam T.
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"Project management for 8 years using MS Project"

What do you like best?

Easy to use

Manage project progress, resources effectively. Adjust the schedule easily. Perfect to generate gratt chart

This is used to drive the project schedule to meet deadline, use effectively resources (resource leveling). It is also compatible completely with PMP (Project Management Professional), therefore project managers with PMP certificated are working very well with MS Project

What do you dislike?

The price is so high. The customized reports are not easy to create

This application requires project management knowledge in advance and it is just more effective for small to medium projects.

There is no case study to learn from the practical experiences as there are so many concepts that need to be applied.

Think about integrating with other project management tools such as JIRA to manage the full life cycle of development project

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you start working on project and portfolio management or you are PMP certificated, Microsoft Project and Portfolio management is one of the best choices to utilize. It is very good for planning, controlling and taking appropriate actions against the variances shown up compare to the base lines. You are not worried about the schedule conflicts or resource limitation as this tool can allow to facilitate all of these. This tool also allows you to link between projects that make our life more easy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problems come from the schedule conflicts that MS Project and Portfolio Management solve very effectively. Resource leveling is also addressed by this tool

MS Project review by Jack L.
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"Email and projects fused together"

What do you like best?

I have found that the fact that it is a Microsoft based product and the fact that my company uses outlook I have been able to blend together my files, projects that are completed/pending, and my emails + calendar all into one easy to use software.

What do you dislike?

I haven't encountered any problems yet with the software, it would be poor to complain about a software I use in work because it i might not enjoy the work but as for the organisational tools this software offers I can't find fault.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend a simple chat section to chat between members of the same project, it is easy to send an email with regards to an issue but in meetings it would be made extremely easy to include a chat section so as to add an extra layer or person to the project whilst you are working on it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to increase communication between the different members who feature in the project. Not only this but we have been able to categorise the work and files associated with the project that has increased the effectiveness in which we work.

MS Project review by Lisa G.
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"Great tool for sprint planning"

What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to copy and paste a task list from Excel in to Project. I usually start with Excel and then move to Project when I need to start setting dates and assigning people to each task.

The way an update made to a task date automatically cascades to all its child items is very helpful but it would be nice if there was more guidance around how that works as sometimes it isn't intuitive.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve for a first time user is steeper than most other Microsoft products. It would be nice to have more flexibility to customize the style and color theme of the timeline as I often need to put it in to a presentation for my customers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a program manager I use this tool to detail the delivery phases for new features that my team is working on. I also use it to assign tasks to individual team members based on their available capacity.

MS Project review by Richard V.
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"One of the Most Robust Planning and Controlling Projects Tool: Microsoft Project "

What do you like best?

-Allows Collaboration using the File sharing option, this is very useful to share files with other members of your team.

-Reporting is on of the strongs of Microsoft Project, allowing you to generate great reports with little effort.

-Provides multiple views of the projects state, making use of Gantt Charts, resource usage charts, calendars.

-Allows to manage Multiple Projects at the same time in the same organization, this can be achieved thanks to Master Project Plan feature.

- We chosen Microsoft Project because of Microsoft support and documentation available.

What do you dislike?

- Licenses cost could be some expensive for little organizations.

- The installation cant be done with the same Microsoft Office suite.

- Requires significant training and experience with the tool to use it effectively.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for One of the Most Robust Planning and Controlling Projects Tool, dont hesitate choosing Microsoft Project

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Microsoft project is being used as the official software for creating projects´ planning and controlling projects resources across the whole organization.

MS Project review by Peter G.
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"Much Better Than It Used To Be"

What do you like best?

Resource levelling now works well and allows projects to be resource driven with confidence.

The new range of templates is truly staggering including ones for sprint management which allow Agile projects to be scheduled and delivered using MS Project

What do you dislike?

Still requires too many key presses to perform some reasonably basic tasks. It should be possible to update a number of tasks (not all with the same information) in a sequence by highlighting them and the system automatically moving you to the next . You can't!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be very clear what you want it to do and think carefully about the right project template to use, the resource pool and the calendars before committing tasks to the project. Remember that you can import a list from excel if you have been putting a task list together before deciding to schedule

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling software development, internally.

Scheduling deployment projects for clients.

Planning marketing and business development activities

MS Project review by Joshua H.
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

Easy to learn program. This program helps users students the integral roll of project management.

What do you dislike?

Constant use of a product key. This is the worst because this cause a lot of problems and reoccurring costs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This product does well with what its supposed to do. It works well as a teaching tool for us, and the students tend to pick it up quickly and easily. Most of the users we have continue using the product well after the class. On the lower side of things, make sure you are ready to keep a constant license for the program. This is really the only downside to the entire product and one that is sometime very easy to overlook. If you like a reliable solution to project management, this is defiantly the solution for you or your business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since we are a Higher Education Institution, we use this to teach students how to manage projects with this solution. This product works wonders in this situation. Students that we talk to after the classes are over tell us how awesome the product is and how great it was to use. After the first few classes has grand reviews. We decided to keep using the product.

MS Project review by Cristian B.
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"Good project planning platform"

What do you like best?

Its flexibility that allows you to manage any project size and almost any project complexity, like budgeted or not, with resources or not, using partial resources or not etc.

The visual display of the timeline and the gantt charts

The integration with Project Server

Task dependencies and priorities

What do you dislike?

Sometimes changes to a well developed project plan can mess it up completely if you are not paying attention: more assistance to the user from the tool could help with this.

Not as straightforward to learn by new users

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is the go to software for project management.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project management for all my projects. It saves a lot of time by helping with project team communication, task assignments. The team member has a very clear understanding what are his/her tasks.

Overall it decreased the time and effort required for project management and increased the success rate of our projects.

MS Project review by Richard S.
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"Great tool to manage projects"

What do you like best?

I like the way we can manage the task of a project, the resources, how to track the projects and see what is next. Another thing I like most is the bars that it shows with a calendar showing you what's next. How you can add task to a project, that you can establish a percent of finish on an specific project, so I like everything about it.

What do you dislike?

Don't really know what I dislike. I like everything of it. One thing I sometimes don't like is that I get lost when managing projects, but then I get back when I start to figure out what's going on.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think Microsoft Project is the software you need to manage all your projects. I don't know any other tool that can manage your project like this. I think you should get a consulting company if you're not sure, so a company with the right experience and knowledge can assist you in selecting the right software to manage your projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I solve my projects to all the departments. As an IT person I can manage all the projects for all the company.

MS Project review by Dawn M.
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"Microsoft Project - for Project Management "

What do you like best?

I love the filtering abilities in Microsoft Project, I am constantly using them for zooming in on what's critical whether in a meeting or working solo to update the schedule. I often have schedules over 500 lines, so the filters are key for me to focus myself and the team.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was an easier way to set up reports. It looks like there are tons of cool features, but they aren't as user-friendly as some of the other Microsoft Project features. I'll need to invest more time in getting myself trained, because they do look very helpful once you know how to set them up.

I really miss the "Inactive" feature that was taken away. That was SO HELPFUL for me during meetings to show the possible outcomes of changing courses of the project. Deleting links via predecessor fields is risky because I may not always make it back to fix it, and after 6 changes it's too far away to go back. I really miss that feature.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management is a great tool for managing projects! I haven't found anything out there that comes close to the clarity and flexibility of Microsoft Project when running a project. It can be helpful for a detailed view for those included in the project, as well as a quick view for upper management just looking for a high-level understanding.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Microsoft Project to manage numerous Software development and roll-out projects.

MS Project review by Joseph M.
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"Easy management of project activities"

What do you like best?

The simplicity that's expected from Microsoft products. Project management is straightforward. Has most of the feature needed for medium upper level. It is easy to organize the whole project using Microsoft project. Then assign some whole tasks for next management (or engineering level) and let them start their own sub-project that will report to your main project. With some creativity you can divide big complicated tasks into several smaller projects (files) and do each one seperately.

What do you dislike?

Some advance tasks require a more sophisticated and specialized program. Having a complex and parallel tasks reporting to other higher level parallel tasks that are all in one project can be done, but needs more organization. I will love using Microsoft Project though

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is very easy to start using project management software using Microsoft Project. Simply launch and start playing around for couple of minutes, you will find your way. The more you develop the more it will help you, only at some very advanced and professional tasks that you might feel something is missing, and you might never feel that

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is easy to get any new trainee inline with the program. With some short introduction and playing around they can start doing what they are assigned for in less than a day. That's one point I love about this program

MS Project review by Lisa K.
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"MS Project - good tool for PMs"

What do you like best?

Advanced functionality allowing to manage projects which includes project scheduling, resource planning, track work progress, create multiple reports and forecasts.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it's hard to find required feature or formula, interface is very complex and I would say it is not intuitively understandable. You should take a training or watch a video to understand how to use all the features. There is no "light version", and the larger part of users just don't know all the options that are available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend to use built-in dashboards that allow to evaluate easily the project progress: burndown charts that reflected the project progress and amount of work remaining; reports with project cost overview, detailed charts that include upcoming and remaining tasks status, etc. Try to follow the best practices and methods: try to use the same unites for project duration (hours or days for all project tasks), avoid time constraints, check that project does not have abandon tasks (tasks without predecessors and or successors). Use the timeline to visualize the project milestones, key tasks and deliverables.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Project 2013 for managing projects and programs: creating project plans, tracking activities, assign resources, plan the project budget, create multiple reports related to project overall status and health. I use MS Project for managing programs, and it allows to include multiple sub-projects, define inter dependencies between them, plan budget, and proactively reduce the risks related to program schedule and cost.

MS Project review by jaquon r.
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"Best in the business."

What do you like best?

I like this is one of the best services with some of the best high quality elements that are available, you can use this for almost anything work related or even at your own home. This is what you need in your business if you need to get work done quickly and with any problems. I would recommend this to anyone who needs the best for both work and in home jobs that you need to complete task rather quickly.

What do you dislike?

I only dislike that sometimes the program will hard crash and some of your work might be missing but that is only every once in awhile, it rarely happens but when it does it can become frustrating but be assured that most of the time all of your hard work is still their within the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommended this too anyone who needs to get work done fast and with no major problems, if you try it at least once you will fall in love with this program and it will make both your work projects and home projects fast and easy to complete.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this program to get most of my paper work done which includes signatures from both other businesses and private clients. I also use this program to collect certain data that is needed to record what is available on floor and in the warehouse. The benefits of this program are its ability to give you all you data that you are looking for very quickly without any problems or slowdowns and it is great for neddiing information very quickly during the work day.

MS Project review by Pedro C.
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"The leader in terms of management and project management"

What do you like best?

Although in my current work I do not use this program, for a couple of years I deepened enough in its use during the execution of the hydroelectric plant Carlos Manuel Piar in Venezuela with the company IMPSA Caribe, there I knew first-hand the great potential that this program, it is fantastic to manage, organize and manage resources in projects of any kind, it uses a very familiar interface, very similar to the rest of the microsoft officce programs, its learning curve is somewhat elevated, it is not a program so simple to use there is a tutorial or someone with more experience willing to help you, It is a fundamental tool for anyone who wants to efficiently manage their resources in any work or project.

What do you dislike?

In this section I do not have much to add, I think the program is quite complete and very well fulfills its main objective, I just have to say that the learning curve of the program is something strong, you can not always execute what you want without the help of someone else or failing any tutorial. I am very satisfied with the performance of this software, however, another point where Microsoft could improve its creation would be in the optimization of the final product because the program demands a good amount of resources from the team where it is executed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Widely recommended to any company that requires to control, supervise and manage their projects efficiently, in the area of ​​construction has become a fundamental tool to ensure the monitoring and completion of the works

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In general lines, thanks to this software I could have a more complete vision of the project before and during the execution of it, it is fundamental in the decision making in order to optimize economic and human resources. It also helps a lot in determining critical routes.

MS Project review by Lorelis Fabiola F.
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"Perfect tool for project management and control "

What do you like best?

microsoft project is effective and flexible, it helps to have an early vision of the project, it can be used to manage the projects, be they simple or complex. It allows to organize the information about the assignment of times to tasks, associated costs and resources, both work and project materials so that the deadlines can be respected without exceeding the budget and thus achieve the objectives, having this program is a great benefit for the company as it is extremely useful at the time of making decisions regarding the execution of the project, in the company we use it a lot to program and monitor all the activities to be supervised.

What do you dislike?

even though the interface of the program is similar to the rest of the paguete of the microsoft office family (word, excel, powerpoint), its learning curve is quite different, in the project it is much higher it is a program with which it is difficult to become familiar especially in my case that I am starting in the branch of the administration and I do not have much experience in the management of this type of programs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In my country, it is the most used program for the planning and management of projects, mainly because it helps distribute resources efficiently and create strategies and plans for the future.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is very useful because it contributes to better organize the work and allows the staff to deliver the project on time without exceeding the budget.

MS Project review by Ignacio M.
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"must have for project management"

What do you like best?

the new 2017 version made some great improvements, and it got even easier than before to organize your project tasks, which, without this, can get very messy.

What do you dislike?

The way that the dependencies work might get improved, as dates usually need to be manually corrected, but still makes it easier than using excel along.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd say adding MPP to your existing project management activities is definitely a plus, and will make your life easier in many different aspects.

Considering how easy it is to track ownership, timelines, dates, and also how one tasks might have dependencies over other tasks facilitates organizing projects. The other tool I find very helpful is the Gantt charts that get created automatically based on the tasks list you complete on the left panel, which allows you to see and easily set up how tasks might overlap allowing you to save time, shorten timelines and deliver projects faster. I'd definitely recommend Microsoft Project Professional to any IT or any other industry employee that works with deliveries or project type tasks, but not only to professionals performing the actual Project Manager or Technical Project Manager role, but to any other project participan, as it will help all of them to keep track of their responsibilities and make sure they don't get overdue, which usually happens in projects that involve many different tasks and require the participation of multiple employees from different departments within the organization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it's very easy to make sure all tasks have an owner, and allows you to make follow ups on a timely manner, to the owner of each task, without wasting time

MS Project review by Matt O.
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"Used several versions of Microsoft Project & Portfolio, definitely has improved over time"

What do you like best?

The scheduling engine within Microsoft Project is the gold standard. I can enter my effort, constraints, and resources and it outputs a date for me. That is how you should estimate a project is by letting the tool calculate how long it will take and not trying to manufacturer a date.

What do you dislike?

I have used several versions of the Portfolio Management tool and it always made it easier and worked better if everything had a project plan. Some small initiatives or support projects, did not have a true plan and it was always hard to accommodate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a solid project that is going in the right direction. The first version of the tool I used in 2007 and it has grown leaps and bounds since. This is a great tool for managing a project portfolio or PMO.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing individual projects as well as an entire portfolio. It streamlines the communication process and provides a single place for executives to view the status of multiple projects.

MS Project review by Michell R.
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"Intuitive, traditional and efficient"

What do you like best?

It is easy to assimilate, you learn quickly to use each funtionality. Diagrams and reports are generated automatically. Task inspector functionality allows you to quickly correct errors on resource occupancy and gives you the best suggestions to be applied. The wizard for gantt diagrams allows you to configure the type of report you want to generate depending on the user's profile, and it is generated in no more than 5 clicks

What do you dislike?

Limited ability to use unusual colors in highlights and words. A better tool to correct errors (easier to use)

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your company requires a tool that allows you to define tasks and activities, durations, start and end dates, precedences, resources involved, budgets, critical path identification, reports and reports of project performance, you must prove it. It is also the most reputable and useful tool in the business world, with training courses that allow you to manage, control and manage projects responsibly and professionally.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visibility to apply solutions. Control of task and activities of the project. Easier tracking oficina task, resources anda budget. Reports generted quickly.

MS Project review by Carla M.
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"Awesome software for Project Management"

What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to keep up with team members throughout the project duration and have track of what is to be done next and love the different type of representation possible like graphical, pie chart and other cost analysis.

What do you dislike?

I felt I needed to take a training course to understand the full capabilities of MS Project. Some features are easy to learn but I did feel confident using the program until I had taken the training.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely give it a try - it will surprise you with it's intuitive software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to use with visibility to chart views makes it easy to plan project deadlines. Like Excel, the columns and rows are simple to add. With this product, the project can be easily manage. The chart views are useful for presentation and report. Another good feature is timeline feature. With that, one can project the duration and tasks.

MS Project review by Elliot Hon Yuan N.
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"Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management review"

What do you like best?

Being a project coordinator and having tried so many other ways of managing projects, Microsoft Project Online was really what I was looking for in terms of a Project Management tool. Our organization has tried so many tools over the years, but at the end of the day, Project really offers a lot. Being able to download the desktop version as well as working online is great. The best part is the tool itself though. Being able to visual projects and put it all into perspective for stakeholders is key and Project Online does that. Is it a beast?

What do you dislike?

There is a lot to it and unless you get some training on it, you probably won't be able to fully utilize it for its true worth. However, having tried many different tools, at the end of the day this is the only one that I've found covers the bases we need covered from managing resources to laying out the activities and tasks that need to be done.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You're going to have key stakeholders that won't champion it. Because there is a lot to understanding how to utilize Microsoft Project, it can be confusing and seem inferior or completely useless and no better than an Excel Workbook. It may look like one on the surface, but Excel won't give you a fraction of the power without lots of macros, VBA and formulas and even then you'll likely be missing out on a lot.

MS Project review by Jose Alejandro  C.
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"Microsoft project is one of the most used software for PMO in latin america"

What do you like best?

I have been working with microsoft project for atleast 5 years, i have also been involved in teams of many countrys and kind of company, and i have noticed that almost all of them do use this software for their tracking and planning of the project, it did impress me, because i though it wasn't so used, even with companies of the U.S. they are using microsoft project.

What do you dislike?

This is an software that has many tricky things, they do have a lot of options and kind of track and save your progress or not in a short, medium or long term project, so you will need to speed time to get used to it and to customize it to your needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Many of us, people that work on IT world, are familiar to microsoft software, so if you buy microsoft project you will get a first class software for planning an project, you can assign the responsible of each action, the times that it will take, the priorities, which of them can be simultaneous, and if you get a variation of the expected time, and real time, you can see why that happened, its very complete for any kind of company and activity that you want to do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the past, i did use another software to do planning and tracking of process, but with this microsoft project, now i can see if something is taking its normal road, if it did get stoped, and why that happened, becuase there i can see who was the team in charge and can do an tracing to it more efficient.

MS Project review by Daniela G.
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" Microsoft's project, one of the most complete tools for managing the project"

What do you like best?

The program is easy to use, the data loading, the definition of dates, the assignment of responsible and the use of time is very intuitive. It is worth pointing out that basic reports on the status of the project can be easily obtained. MS project complies with the statutes defined by the PMI.

It is recommended for beginners in the area of ​​project management or researchers, operates on windows with the same office design but is not included in the office package.

It is worth mentioning that the outputs of the program is compatible with all the programs of the project management area, almost universally.

What do you dislike?

One of the negative aspects is the cost and that it does not have an extensive development of the risk area of ​​the project, as well as the areas of management of time and resources, it is very cumbersome to print the results of the Gantt diagram

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend the program because it allows to work several areas of knowledge defined by the PMI, it does not include risks and stakeholders but it works for the rest of the moments of the project. Works on Windows and requires an investment in the license

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used the program in the development of my degree work, I work employment to follow up on construction projects, rehabilitation of spaces, distribution of inputs and heavy work tools along with the management of operators. It is ideal for simple projects and should be complemented with other programs for risk management.

MS Project review by Cortni M.
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"Quite easy to teach yourself"

What do you like best?

I like that it is easy to breakdown a project into different tiers of importance, and be able to assign time frames, cost, and people to each line item. This application also allows you to run reports based on cost, resourcing, and timelines.

What do you dislike?

The only complaint I have is that sometimes it is difficult to get line items in the correct place if they need to be moved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's very easy to learn if you just play around with it for a while! Be patient, and use YouTube if you need a tutorial

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to map out a project in an application built for such a thing. It has several capabilities, and it's nice and organized. I am also able to share it with a project team to let everyone know the schedule and budget of the project they are working on.

MS Project review by Nichole Z.
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"Solid, reliable plaform"

What do you like best?

It is compatible with all other microsoft applications and it is very user friendly for people who are inexperienced with project management. It is easy to pick up and learn.

What do you dislike?

It is overly complicated and there are almost too many features you can change. It is easy to make a mistake that can take a very long time to fix.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is the most popular software for the average person in project management. Consulting companies or software companies may prefer something more powerful, but is project management is not the foundation of your business - then this is the best.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Large-scale projects that involve many pieces and lots of people - the software has helped us to stay on track and have reasonable expectations on when things need to get done to meet our deadlines.

MS Project review by Forrest K.
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"The defacto standard has it warts, but the population of users makes it all worth while."

What do you like best?

A very nimble product with many great reporting features.

What do you dislike?

Tries to enable all users. So many people think they know CPM planning tools when they do not. Bugs constantly come up with the tool. It is so easy to lock up all calculations with a perceived circular logic. The highlight filter disables the record filter. The subproject feature has failed me on several occasions. Very troublesome to not have the subproject UIDs when viewing the mast project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The server side of MS Project is still a poor product,

Oracle P6 still rules in quality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resource load, level and cost out IMS for management visibility and earned value tracking. Create extensive Schedule Risk Assessments (SRA) on key programmatic deliverables. Instill accountability for ownership on each task. Conduct status review meetings to maintain project momentum and for earned value updates submitted to finance.

MS Project review by W. Darin R.
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"Great product for mature PMOs"

What do you like best?

* Ability to perform advanced functions around resourcing and costing

* Automatic scheduling of tasks and identification of critical tasks/path

What do you dislike?

* Too complex to use for small projects

* Parameters have be set precisely for automated functions to perform

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great product for mature PMOs looking to use advanced functionality around resourcing, costing, portfolio consolidation, etc. For PMOs that are still early on the maturity spectrum, I'd recommend other less-complicated and less-costly options .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I often use this solution for projects that are created from a project template. The software is easy to adapt to existing project data, and allows you to easily cut & paste additional subgroups from a different template, or even a subproject within the main project.

MS Project review by Michel S. L.
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"MS Project"

What do you like best?

well It keeps you really organized when you have a super large project to manager that I really like. I didn't use it much prior to this position and kind of wish I did i would not have had such a large learnign curve.

What do you dislike?

its clunky and if you ever have to print it out (which I have had to ) it doesn't print well - I am not sure how to fix this when bid specifically asks for a printed copy. when you have a deadline you don't always have the time to research this and it would be helpful if there was a quick answer rather than having to search all over the place as I did on my last bid.

Recommendations to others considering the product

make it less clunky - it can be tough to navigate around. once you take the time to learn its ok but it does take some time. when you are under a deadline its really rough to learn it so you have to rely on youtube and your staff if the skill set is there. Most of our Project Managers learned it when using it or through a cert. course.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

its usually a requirement on an RFP/RFI and of course the Program Management Department uses it. so you have to learn how to use it when its a requirement. You cannot really get around it - it can be a big hassle but its a necessary one.

MS Project review by Alfredo B.
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"The best for team performance Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management?"

What do you like best?

this software allows you to perform Project AP that provides you with templates and shortens the time you spend putting things in their place. You can focus on the depth of the information you are sending instead of throwing something together and it does not appear to be professional and the information is lost. On the other hand, it allows you to invite a team to the project to the project you are doing. This is very useful when delegating functions and information and having the staff work as a team in different components of a project.

What do you dislike?

It is somewhat limited and can cause headaches. Since it does not possess what you are asked to proportion. When bringing new team members, it is safe to give them a preview of the software to make sure they can use the product and keep up with the project. On the other hand, the cost of this license is quite expensive and this may result in small and medium-sized companies not being able to afford it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It would be quite useful if the license cost prices were lowered since that would increase sales, it would be more pupular among the companies and this would make the application much more popular

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the time and enough project you can create certain numbers of drafts of some projects already done so that you can save time and make each project faster, I can simply edit it in the image of my team faster. While using the software, I was able to see the project and show the process when it was requested.

MS Project review by Internal Consultant
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"Not yet there for agile project management"

What do you like best?

The fact that it is online and accessible from anywhere on the internet when you are an O365 member. They added Agile and Kanban features to the desktop client.

What do you dislike?

Can't be simple to manage project using MS Project. If you want to be agile and spend as less time as possible managing the tasklist, It is still not what it should be. very few integrations. In fact, the desktop client has not evolved since a long time. I am mostly using the PWA version because it has more up to date features and allows more integration with other softwares.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it some time and the agile techniques should be there soon. In the menatime, can'T hurt to manage your small projects with an Excel spreadsheet. Keep it lean!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for team projects and for timesheets. We need a central projects management platform so we know who's wokring on what and where is our capacity spent. We are not yet planning for capacity, but we will get there some day. .. hopefully.

MS Project review by Radhika C.
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"A genuine advance tool for keeping a well managed track of projects and portfolio."

What do you like best?

The online office implies that assets can see their undertakings without needing MS project introduced on their PCs and they likewise don't need any information of MS Project. This makes it simple to send in a major association where there might be spending imperatives.

What do you dislike?

In the other hand, you have to think about the measure of your project and friends, and considering that it is a month to month membership (counting access to the cloud) that you should pay for each client, it can wind up being generally costly toward the month's end.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has by far , contributed a lot towards me and my services for the organization. The Gantt window enables me to demonstrate courses of events versus the lines of errands and clear up any uncertainty and even make redresses.

MS Project review by Janna N.
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"Project Portfolio"

What do you like best?

Project allows you to plan and schedule everything from purchase orders to logistics that happens outside of the project. It allows you to stay on task and provides a real time update to all clients to allow everyone to have clear communication.

What do you dislike?

Project can be hard to navigate at first there something for everyone so it has to take the time to sit down and think everything through first before engaging it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look online for friendly ways to use this software there are lots of tutorials and classes you can take to better help your understanding of it. I enjoy using project because it allows me to show my clients what is really going on and if we are on track or behind schedule.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Yearly and annual PM are fired off and this helps us keep in constant audit protection because it allows us to continue to maintain the standard.

MS Project review by User in Research
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"An excellent experience with Project, the best management of the elements that interact in a project"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Project presents many tools that facilitate the management of the processes of a project, from the area of ​​personnel, financial and time, you can easily identify the critical path, the overload of human resources, among other things.

The tools are in accordance with the points made by the PMI and the PMBOK

What do you dislike?

Microsoft project does not come in the standard office package, it must be purchased separately he process of printing the reports, the project charter and the gantt chart is cumbersome,

It is difficult to manage for new users, you must have a conceptual basis on project management so that the learning process is simple.

Project does not work on other platforms, it's a product designed for Windows.

It does not present qualitative measurement options for the performance of people and machinery

Recommendations to others considering the product

Microsoft Project is above other packages linked to project management, compete hard with other software like Planner, Primavera and others, but the support provided by Microsoft puts it in the first place of consumer choice in windows environment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Personally, the tool has allowed me to save a lot of time and financial resources, since I have been able to detect critical points and bottlenecks that I had not seen before.

This program facilitated me the performance within the management of my research project and since 2006 I consider it one of the fundamental tools that support my work within the field of infrastructure project management, geographical sciences and others.

MS Project review by Candace H.
Candace H.
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"Works well for basic project & portfolio management needs"

What do you like best?

MS Project & Portfolio Management works well for simple and basic scheduling and project/portfolio management needs. The software is intuitive and user-friendly. There are resources readily available when assistance is needed. The forecasting and budgeting features are sufficient for my needs.

What do you dislike?

MS Project & Portfolio Management does not work well for more complex or intricate scheduling needs. There are many limitations in terms of resourcing (loading and leveling). It appears that the software tries to make assumptions for the user at times, which are not always accurate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

MS Project & Portfolio Management is an inexpensive way to satisfy your basic scheduling and management needs. The software is user-friendly and easy to use. However, there are limitations when attempting to use the software for more complex scheduling needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MS Project allows me to create and maintain an integrated schedule to keep track of several different projects at once. Portfolio Management features allow me to efficiently forecast and budget as needed.

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