Microsoft Project

4.4
Overall rating
Reviews

4.4
Overall rating
Reviews

About Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is a project management software designed for enterprises of all sizes. The tool includes project scheduling features, which allow management to create a project schedule, define and assign each project task, manage employee scheduling, and track project status. The software provides customizable templates and visual roadmaps for project planning. Microsoft Project also works as a resource for project budgeting, which can help management estimate costs for a complex project to determine resource allocation. Additionally, this tool offers project portfolio management (Microsoft PPM) features. Project proposals can be analyzed and compared based on strategic business drivers and resource management data. Microsoft Project provides interactive dashboards and reporting functionalities for managing projects. Management can use this tool to prepare insightful reports and make decisions about project proposals, project timeline, and employee scheduling. Scheduling features like a Gantt chart and pre-populated pulldown menu help maximize project scheduling and simplify the planning process for multiple projects. Microsoft Project can be deployed on-premise with a user license or on the cloud with a monthly subscription. The web-based solution allows management to collaborate with a remote project team using Microsoft apps via mobile devices.
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Microsoft Project pricing

Microsoft Project does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Microsoft Project paid version starts at US$10.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$10.00/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Microsoft Project Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.1
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Support
4.1
5 reviews of 1,887 View all reviews
Syamir
Syamir
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 4/5/2021

Planning and executing project easily

Overall, i am still satisfied in using this software to managing and managing our collaborative project and it really helpful for us to tracking and finish our project in the allocated time. It has increase our effectiveness in planning and executing a project.

Pros

Microsoft Project is really good in planning and executing my project that my team and my colleague collaborate. It let us to distributing task among us and be clear which member are responsible for the task and avoid confusing while executing the project. The Gantt chart really helpful in planning the project time of completion.

Cons

You will need quite a considerable time of training to properly get expert and get comfortable in using this project management software to the maximum usage. Some of the feature or tools is quite hard to be understand the usage and the manual is not explaining the tools in details.

Andrés J
Andrés J
  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 21/9/2021

Good alternative, but a bit pricey

As an experienced user, I've never had any major issue. The bottom line is that it works, and it does its job. I just wish they will upgrade the experience, in regards to interface design.

Pros

For many years, it was the de facto software for project management and if you were in the field, you had to use it. So many older users like me, use it mostly because of this reason.

Besides that, it's well designed and a solid alternative. For experienced users, is one of the best tools in the market. And in this case, it's quite easy to start a new project.

Cons

It looks like Microsoft Project got stuck in time. Newer alternatives are easier to use, and the design is prettier. Microsoft Project like other Office apps, are just to boxed into the Office style apps. In other words, it lacks innovations and doesn't help the users' creativity.

Alternatives Considered

ClickUp

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Project

Many years ago, it was the de facto project management tool, so I didn't have many options. And I got hooked and have been a user since then.
Chris
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
3
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
3

2
Reviewed on 26/5/2022

I want to like this product as it has potential, but...

This product has so much potential if they could resolve the bugs, interface, and integration with other Microsoft software. It truly could be a one-stop product if they could dial this in.

Pros

This product is incredibly affordable, especially when it comes with the entire Microsoft Suite. It also is familiar when compared to other Microsoft products.

Cons

Unfortunately, this product feels dated and clunky. It's visually not as appealing as other project management software and is the least intuitive in design. This product also is riddled with bugs that prevent tasks/projects from updating or saving properly, which can be devastating to an entire team. Additionally, this product is very clunky when integrating with other products, especially with other Microsoft software, which is genuinely disappointing.

Alternatives Considered

monday.com and Asana
zeeshan
  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 8/4/2024

Review of Microsoft Project

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.

Nadeem
Nadeem
  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 23/10/2022

Project Planning Made Easy

It is a beautiful Planning and Scheduling Tool that helps all size of organizations in carrying out/managing their day 2 day and long term projects.

Pros

If one knows the Planning and Scheduling Concepts, it is extremely easy to use this software to carry out planning/scheduling.

Cons

It has its own proprietary format. Though can be saved as PDF and shared but it would be better if it can be opened directly in different formats.

Alternatives Considered

Primavera Unifier

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Project

It is simpler and less complex. Easy to configure and use.

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