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What Is Microsoft Project?

Microsoft Project helps you keep track of everything you need to run successful projects, even when working remotely. Collaborate and work with remote teams anywhere, streamline processes, optimize tasks and resources, engage across different functional teams, keep track of all associated costs, and customize visual reports for actionable insights. Familiar Office tools and pre-built templates allow you to kick off projects quickly to get more done while saving your business time and money.

Who Uses Microsoft Project?

Microsoft Project is a simple, yet powerful tool to manage work from quick projects to more complex initiatives. With Project, anyone can get started quickly and collaborate with remote teams anywhere

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Reviews of Microsoft Project

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.1
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Kasun
Kasun
Civil Engineer in Sri Lanka
Verified LinkedIn User
Civil Engineering, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Best tool for Project management

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: As per the overall picture, this tool is good enough to monitor any kind of Civil Engineering project as per my experience.

Pros:

As a civil engineer, using this software around 3 years for project management and monitoring purposes. This software facilitates the most precious platform to interpret the tasks and milestones of your projects and also the timeframe of the project. So it is very easy to monitor and track your projects timely through MS project.

Cons:

So far MS project helped me with the tasks which I wanted to do with it so not yet observed any major issue with it.

Norzihan
Norzihan
Recruiter in Malaysia
Verified LinkedIn User
Telecommunications, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Saves time in planning and collaborating project

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: This software has help me and my colleague to create shortcuts to planning, creating and deploying project.
The task can be marked with time frame and the system will send notification if the task is still not completed before the due date.

Pros:

I really like template that are provided by Microsoft Project, it is highly customized to my project objective and my liking. The feature that i use the most can be pinned on the dashboard interface and keep it organized. Most of the user are using it, and there are no issue to shares the project file to my other colleague and they can open it without any compatibility problem.

Cons:

Microsoft Project is quite pricey as we can't subscribe only the Microsoft Project itself, we have to buy all the software on the Microsoft suite to use it. If only they can let user to separately subscribing it, more user can will use it. Other thing that i dislike is, no video tutorial provided to teach user how to use the feature in the software.

Navin Kumar
Navin Kumar
Marketer in United Arab Emirates
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Review for Microsoft Project

4.0 2 months ago

Comments: As a user of Microsoft Project, I have found the software to be a robust and comprehensive project management tool. Its features for planning, scheduling, and tracking have been instrumental in keeping my projects organized and on track. One of the key advantages of Microsoft Project is its integration with other Microsoft tools such as Excel and SharePoint. This has allowed for seamless collaboration and easy data exchange among team members. The ability to import and export data between different Microsoft applications has been particularly helpful in streamlining workflows and ensuring consistency across project documents.

Pros:

1. Comprehensive project management tool with features for planning, scheduling, and tracking. 2. Integration with other Microsoft tools like Excel and SharePoint for seamless collaboration and data exchange. 3. Robust reporting and data visualization capabilities to track project progress and communicate updates. 4. Scalable for projects of various sizes, from small tasks to large-scale initiatives. 5. Extensive customization options to tailor the tool to specific project requirements.

Cons:

1. Steep learning curve for beginners due to the complexity of the tool's features and interface. 2. Expensive licensing costs, especially for smaller teams or individual users. 3. Limited cloud-based capabilities compared to other project management solutions. 4. Compatibility issues with non-Microsoft software and challenges in data exchange with external stakeholders. 5. Requires regular updates and maintenance to ensure optimal performance.

Claude Real
Business analyst and graphic designer in Canada
Graphic Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Excellent Project Management tool but very expensive!!!

3.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Good project management tool and user friendly, but it has too much automation which cause false values, especially in tasks management. Also, it is a very expensive and licensed limited software, therefore, unless your company is a multinational corporation, I don't recommend it since there are a lot of less expensive project management tool on the market that have the exact same features.

Pros:

Microsoft Project fully integrates with all Microsoft 365 tools and it is super user friendly to use.

Cons:

Not good if your clients need to collaborate on the tasks progress because it requires your clients to have an MS Project license which most don't have. Also, MS Project auto-calculate realisation time by the amount of days you set for a task which doesn't reflect the real time in hours for the task. Finally, it is an insanely expensive tool, there are far more less expensive project management tools that have the same exact features.

zeeshan
manager in Saudi Arabia
Accounting, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Review of Microsoft Project

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: It really depends on the scheduling standards of the company you are applying for and their delivery approach. If they are following adaptive/agile life cycles, they may get by without using a traditional scheduling engine. While familiarity with a specific scheduling tool might be asked during an interview or part of a job description, I've never heard of it being a "must have" as it is fairly easy to learn how to use one of these tools – the hard work is facilitating the development of the WBS and network diagram, which are the prerequisites for its use.

Pros:

Excel-like interface Flexible project planning Team collaboration Extensive reporting capabilities.

Cons:

Switching between Microsoft Project applications Extra steps for online syncing Few integrations outside Microsoft.