Microsoft Project Valuable Features

Michael Barg
Principal Consultant at Lexington Consulting
MS Project's resource leveling capability is beneficial. We like this feature. We want to be able to expand tasks and look at different resources and task usages. It is good at assigning tasks to teams. It is generally compliant with the Project Management Institute approach to project management, which means MS Project helps us be more uniform and consistent in conducting each project. View full review »
reviewer1462419
IT Consultant with 1,001-5,000 employees
The reporting features are quite strong. Being able to do team reports and find out what work is pending, what work needs to be done are key in my day-to-day management of the team. The earned value analysis capabilities and critical path capabilities inside the tool help me make sure that I'm keeping the projects on track. View full review »
reviewer1424409
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
There are some valuable tools on the solution that are actually free. The tasks are quite detailed on the solution. You are able to easily manage other software, and, for a particular task item, you can schedule it however you like. It's quite flexible in terms of managing everything. The solution is very complete. It makes it a great option for project managers and they can use it extensively in almost any organizational setup. The mapping is pretty good and that's our primary requirement. Sometimes the customers and stakeholders have their own reports, but that's okay and it works for us. Most of our reporting is based on sprints and Microsoft Tool can help us map this. Most of our reporting is a combination of JIRA and Microsoft. We can code it to JIRA and can see the total movement there as well. We can easily integrate it into Confluence. It's pretty seamless. View full review »
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Paul Gruver
Sr. Project Manager at a legal firm with 201-500 employees
It comes with our Office 365. We started using it and we stopped using LiquidPlanner. I am most comfortable using Microsoft Project just because I have used it for so long, but we are still trying to figure out the new version at the moment. View full review »
reviewer1497213
Founder at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
In my experience, this solution is one of the best for the waterfall management model. You are able to analyze, allocate tasks easily, chart, use different kinds of graphs, and the atmosphere is something similar to other Microsoft Office products. Having similarity to Office is the reason why it is easy to use. The majority of people already know how to use those pieces of software. There are plenty of features in this solution. View full review »
reviewer723726
Systems Software Specialist III at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Overall, the solution has been so much better than the previous project management tool we had been using. It's very easy to select the projects. It's so easy to save the project, task, and hours that I want. You don't have to think about it. The user interface is so clean. The previous EPM product was so hard to understand in terms of the user interface. View full review »
reviewer1308864
Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is very stable. I haven't had any kind of issues with it. It is also very scalable. View full review »
reviewer896880
General Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The running time on the user interface is very good. We love, in general, the usability and the user interface. It's quite intuitive and easy to use. The pricing is pretty good on the enterprise agreement we have. View full review »
reviewer1420863
MD at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is time management. View full review »
reviewer1395372
Senior Business Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features of this solution are the scheduling, managing the resources, budgeting, tracking the progress, viewing the progress, reporting, and it is very easy to use. View full review »
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. The critical path analysis reporting and tools are helpful because they show students the importance of understanding which tasks are on the critical path, and how a delay in any of those tasks would impact the overall schedule. It also shows where tasks that were not on the critical path had some buffer, and resources on those tasks could be re-allocated to other tasks. View full review »
Jeffrey Bloom
Sr. Enterprise & Project Portfolio Manager/Consultant, Master Scheduler, Enterprise Architect at Jeffrey A. Bloom
Dependencies (not typically effectively used in "Agile" techniques) allow understanding of actual project status and challenges. View full review »
Martin Nwoga
Business Director at CWG Plc
The most valuable features of this solution are dependency management, milestone progress, multiple resource rates, and RAG views. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Project. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: February 2021.
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