About Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project helps businesses plan projects and collaborate with one another from anywhere using tools such as task assignment, due-date tracking, dependency configuration, scheduling, business intelligence integration, and more. The solution helps users to streamline projects, resources, and portfolio management with integrated planning tools for project tracking. It is a flexible solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work, delivered through Office 365.

Project helps users execute projects using tools including built-in templates, familiar scheduling tools, and access to projects across devices to help project managers and teams stay productive. Businesses can evaluate and optimize project portfolios through seamless integration with Power BI, which provides advanced analytics and built-in reports.

Users can gain insight into how resources are used with features for resource management such as visual heat maps of capacity and resource usage, and robust resource analytics. With simplified task and time management, teams can enter updates from anywhere, offering greater executive oversight and facilitating global collaboration. The Project platform allows teams to utilize methodologies, including Agile and Waterfall, depending on their workflows and needs.

Pricing starting from:

US$10.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Microsoft Project

• Utilize the timeline functionality to visualize projects. The Team Planner allows users to view what’s coming up in the future and anticipate changes or potential problems.

• Enhance collaboration with the ability to copy project information to Office applications such as PowerPoint or email and save important plans and details to Office 365 or SharePoint.

• Setup projects and assign team members to them, set start and finish dates, add dependencies, and define durations.

• Integrate Project with Microsoft Power BI to create interactive dashboards based on project metrics and drill down on performance.

• Manage Agile projects within Microsoft Project using Scrum and Kanban boards, as well as custom workflows and methodologies.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch and 10 others, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$10.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Built-in templates, familiar scheduling tools, and access across devices help project managers and teams stay productive
Evaluate and optimize the project portfolio to prioritize initiatives
Gain insight into how resources are used, and collaborate using integrated tools
Built-in, customizable templates use industry best practices
Use tools like Power BI Pro to gain insights across portfolios
Use Resource Engagements to request and lock in resources, so projects are always properly staffed
Project management tool
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Features

Total features of Microsoft Project: 35

  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Burndown Charts
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Intelligence
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Custom Charts
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Visualisation
  • Gantt Charts
  • Heatmap
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multiple Projects
  • Performance Management
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Notes
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resource Allocation
  • Resource Management
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Timeline Management
  • Visual Analytics

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(1,145)
Value for Money
4/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Support
4/5

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Cesar C.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Manager for the control and development of projects of great impact in the company

Reviewed on 31/8/2018

Based on the experience of the use of the tool, the organizational capacity is more efficient and...

Based on the experience of the use of the tool, the organizational capacity is more efficient and effective in each task, as well as the security and the status of the results offered by each member of the project. Another element to highlight is communications and how this allows improving the flow of information, thus improving the willingness of managers to take corrective action at the best times.

Pros

Of the positive things that Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management has, is that you can use a driver prioritization module to develop workshops in which executives openly discuss the issue importance of each business controller and thus be able to prioritize the strategies according to the established objectives. that's why it's an advantage to be able to prioritize commercial drivers at any level
within the organizational hierarchy Another element to highlight is the tool's management capabilities, which helps to capture the resource requirements at the beginning of the project's life cycle and all the programmed activities, providing visibility, certainty and assertive predictions about the demand future and the best thing is that it can be accessed from any device available to the members of the company.

Cons

One of the difficulties is the development of the chronogram of the different projects and the information that is offered to the teams involved in the different projects, as well as the possibility of associating one or more plans for the execution of the project and a baseline for the project. supervision, development and management and thus be able to generate changes in the various levels in a corrective manner. In addition, the implementation of the schedule change and operational capacity is difficult and prevents providing the project teams with an updated map for the execution of their tasks and therefore the delivery of a new baseline to verify progress and manage the change programmed by the bosses.

Ed W.
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  • Industry: Maritime
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

No brainer for Project Management

Reviewed on 27/3/2020

Handles most of my large projects and allows easy reporting to people. Used for years now and...

Handles most of my large projects and allows easy reporting to people. Used for years now and don't plan on changing. Done a few online courses to learn to use it properly and well worth it.

Pros

The leading software in Project Management. Used for a few years now and it allows me to input everything i need to run projects, execute them and then monitor. incorporates all the principles of PM WBS, critical path, leads and lags. Cost management is also a worth while feature allowing you to monitor costs in detail or quick look to see current status.

Cons

Not the best for collaborative working if other staff are not trained properly. I think this is more of a company specific problem where staff are included in projects and data in put but not necessarily trained in PM

Amir S.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best Presentation App

Reviewed on 16/12/2020

It is one of the great application from Microsoft that developed and optimized over the years and...

It is one of the great application from Microsoft that developed and optimized over the years and now it is available for everyone, in different level of knowledge.

Pros

I tried this app on different project and occasions. It is very easy to set it up and create a module for each project and customize it.
Very easy to add different components, like Audio, Video, Gant chart or Excel tables.
I also use it for reporting, which makes it very easy to create a template and change it based on the needs.
And the last part is that can be exported to PDF, when you need lower size file to email it to clients/team.

Cons

I didnt really have a major issue with the app. But I noticed that with a heavy video files, it might be not as easy for evryone to shrink the video and reduce the size of the PPT.

Gio J.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Easy to access project tool.

Reviewed on 7/1/2017

I use Microsoft's Project to track the individual items that I need to manage for a major project....

I use Microsoft's Project to track the individual items that I need to manage for a major project. The best parts of MS Project are that it evolved into the easiest to use Gant chart generator out there. My personal business calls for me to track several programs at one time and as an Instructional Designer/Architect, I tend to "chunk" projects into smaller, easier to accomplish bites. The Project lets me do that and helps me track my progress in completing the chunks of the larger project that I have to complete. I like that the interface allows me to enter the data about the project into what looks like a spreadsheet. The software then generates a Gant chart and helps me track where I might have finished ahead of schedule or where I might slip if I don't pay attention.

My main gripes about MS Project involve a lack of flexibility. I can't easily rename column headings because they're locked into Microsoft's view of what a project should look like. This is only a minor annoyance. That said, at times I often expect MS Project to behave more like MS Excel where I can manipulate and edit cells with ease, which you can't because the columns are locked to function only one way. Finally, I would like to have row separators that let me know where one project ends and another begins. I do this because I'd like to have a tool that lets me view all my projects in one place. Changing dates is also an annoyance because the date fields always default to the point in time in which you started the project and so if you expect the date fields to default to "today's date", you might have to make adjustments. It would be nice if the date defaulted as expected (today's date).

Tips:
1. You can roughly rename the titles of cells, but the contents will always function according to the locked nature of the cells.
2. If like me, you want to track multiple projects in one MS Project file, simply color code the different projects with the cell highlight function.

Pros

1. Ease of use
2. Fast data entry
3. Visible Gant chart

Cons

1. Columns are locked to function only one way
2. Date fields don't default to today's date
3. No means to separate one project from another

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Microsoft Project Review

Reviewed on 10/12/2020

Pros

I use MS Project daily to: Track my projects, scheduling, budgets, tolerances, milestones, print high-fidelity reports that read the status of these projects to Present it to our dean and university president, the most features easy to use .

Cons

Gust the menus and features takes sometimes to learn how to use it

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Microsoft Project FAQs

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Microsoft Project offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$10.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Project Plan 1: $10.00 user/​month Project Plan 3: $30.00 user/​month Project Plan 5: $55.00 user/​month

Microsoft Project offers the following features:

  • Access from virtually anywhere
  • Anticipate change
  • Built-in templates
  • Burndown charts
  • Collaboration tools
  • Communicate in real time
  • Deliver projects successfully
  • Discover and share information
  • Gantt charts
  • Give effective presentations
  • Milestones
  • Mobile task and time management
  • Multiple timelines
  • Out-of-the-box reports
  • Portfolio optimization
  • Project management
  • Project planning
  • Resource analytics
  • Seamless BI integration
  • Select optimal portfolios
  • Simplify IT management
  • Systematic resource requests
  • Visualized heat maps
  • Work seamlessly across tools

Microsoft Project has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Microsoft Project supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

We do not have any information about what devices Microsoft Project supports

Microsoft Project integrates with the following applications:

Celoxis, Cronforce, Easy Projects, Intellect, OneDesk, Procore, Projector PSA, RationalPlan, Replicon, Roadmap

Microsoft Project offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials

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