Microsoft Project is #5 in Top 25 Project Management software

Microsoft Project
Microsoft Project is a project management software program developed and sold by Microsoft which is designed to assist project managers in developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets and analyzing workloads. The application creates critical path schedules, and critical chain and event chain methodology third-party add-ons are also available. Schedules can be resource leveled, and chains are visualized in a Gantt chart.

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Positions in ratings


#5 in Top 25 Project Management software

#1 in Top 10 Project Portfolio Management software

Alternatives


The best alternatives to Microsoft Project are: Microsoft Planner, Oracle Primavera, Smartsheet, Asana, JIRA, Monday.com, Trello



Latest news about Microsoft Project


2019. Microsoft Project becomes user-friendly


Microsoft Project is, of course, the most famous and legendary project management software, but it can be hardly called simple and user-friendly, especially in comparison with a most of new cloud services such as Asana, Basecamp, Trello or Wrike. Microsoft finally understood this, and made a massive redesign of the system. As you can see, the presentation video is focused on simplicity (like even a child can use it). Nevertheless, the developers also managed to implement several new features: kanban board, resource management, budget analysis, and time and expense tracking. In addition from now use Microsoft Project as a subscription service for $10 per month per user.




2016. Microsoft unveiles Project Server 2016, inpired by Cloud



Microsoft has announced general availability of Project Server 2016, which provides significant project and portfolio management (PPM) value to our on-premises customers. Microsoft says that its performance and scale are inspired by cloud - from an engineering standpoint, Project Server is built from the same code used to deliver company's cloud service. As for the functionality, Project Server 2016 release looks largely similar to the 2013 version, but it expands functions at resource management, into resource engagements with heat map displays, adds capacity to bring transparency to the interaction between project planning and line planning, removes the Resource Plan from the Project Web App interface as Microsoft Project 2016 expanded to include this function. Microsoft also released a content pack for Power BI Dashboards which integrates with its cloud-based Project Online offering.


2012. Microsoft Project and SharePoint will join Office 365



Together with SharePoint 2013 (probably in early 2013) Microsoft will release its project management system Microsoft Project 2013. These two systems have become inseparable, because SharePoint is used as a collaboration layer under the administrative component of MS Project. With the new version, this integration will become even tighter. You'll be able to start a new project by creating a simple page with a task list and calendar in SharePoint, and only when you need more close control over the project you'll be able to turn on this project management in the MS Project. But of course, the main news about Project 2013 is appearance of the online version Project Online, that will be available in the Office 365 cloud. And, (like in case with new SharePoint Online), developers will be able to create their own add-ons and even sell them via Office marketplace.


2009. Project 2010 to become a part of Sharepoint



Today at the MS Project Conference in Phoenix Microsoft previewed the next generation of its project management system MS Project 2010. And the new version is quite interesting. It's generally known, that the main lack of MS Project is that it's not suitable for collaboration. Common users never understood its interface, and it never provided collaborative tools. Microsoft fixed this problem in its own way. First, MS Project will work only on top of SharePoint 2010 Server and will be integrated in it. So users will be able to create a project site (with Gantt Chart and task list) and easily share it in Sharepoint. Second, Project 2010 will be connected to Exchange Server and all the project tasks will be available in Outlook, Outlook Web Access and Outlook Exchange for Mobile.