Microsoft Project Pros and Cons

Microsoft Project Pros

Payal Verna
Delivery Manager of EPM
The project tracking, resource utilization and the cost are the most beneficial aspects of this solution.
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Jamie Priestly
Project Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
It's most useful feature is that it interfaces with Project Server so we can, from my perspective, from a portfolio perspective, we can see across the organization.
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Review2077
Senior Consultant, Financial Services - IT Advisory Services at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
They have begun to improve with the new cloud integration.
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reviewer1234485
Professor, Info Technology at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the Auto resource leveling tool because it shows students that often, expert resources get over-scheduled, and that dealing with the issue by just using the auto-resource leveling tool would have a large impact on the delivery date.
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MalayarasanMahalingam
Project Planning & Controls Specialist at a consultancy
I find the planning features the most valuable to me.
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Jeffrey Bloom
Sr. Enterprise & Project Portfolio Manager/Consultant, Master Scheduler, Enterprise Architect with 1-10 employees
Dependencies (not typically effectively used in "Agile" techniques) allow understanding of actual project status and challenges.
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Martin Nwoga
Business Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features of this solution are dependency management, milestone progress, multiple resource rates, and RAG views.
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Microsoft Project Cons

Payal Verna
Delivery Manager of EPM
There have been some drawbacks with customization. Some users want it to be an automation tool.
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Jamie Priestly
Project Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is co-dependent on the stability of the product. We have 4000 users, and at times the product is slow.
The packaging of Microsoft Project Professional is pretty simple as a product. But, the end-to-end enterprise is complex.
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Review2077
Senior Consultant, Financial Services - IT Advisory Services at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
There needs to be better integration with other Microsoft products such as SharePoint, and the like.
Tech support needs improvement.
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reviewer1234485
Professor, Info Technology at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to have more access to templates and tools that could be used to teach project management best practices.
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MalayarasanMahalingam
Project Planning & Controls Specialist at a consultancy
I find that MS Project has limited control in comparison to other solutions in the same sphere.
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Jeffrey Bloom
Sr. Enterprise & Project Portfolio Manager/Consultant, Master Scheduler, Enterprise Architect with 1-10 employees
This solution needs more templates focused on types of projects to ease setup.
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Martin Nwoga
Business Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I would like to see the inclusion of multi-currency support.
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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Smartsheet, Wrike and others in Project Management Software. Updated: November 2019.
383,444 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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