Finally. A simple to use, straightforward, all frills aside, project
Offering features such as 'what-if' analysis and solid collaboration capabilities, Microsoft Project is set to take over the demanding project-management market. They've taken the best and left out the worst. You can even convert existing task lists from Microsoft Excel and Outlook directly into Microsoft Project Plans. Grouping has never been easier and information displays include easy to read and painless to navigate diagrams and charts.
One of the best things about this product is that, for someone who has never touched a project management program before, it is easy to use
The Interactive Project Guide takes you step by step to creating and managing a project. It leads you through the four basic building blocks of creating a project tasks, resources, tracking, and result reporting. There are instructions and wizards for each phase which help you sort out project goals, resources available and needed to realize these goals, and the best methods to organizing and scheduling specifications to meet those goals. Project also offers easy to read graphic views for checking up on the allocations status of the people that have had certain tasks assigned to them. Periods marked in red indicate an over-bearing amount of responsibilities on that individual or department, recommending you lighten their load a bit for maximum quality efficiency. The program even offers the Resource Substitution Wizard, which automatically matches the profile of what you need to individuals within the pool and assigns them tasks based on availability and location.
The networking capabilities of Project seem almost limitless. Integrated with Microsoft SharePoint Team Services lets you store and organize
All in all, there's no reason that you should be without this program. It is there to make every aspect of a project more efficient and easier to work with. Microsoft Project is there to make sure everything in regards to your operation runs smoothly, and that's exactly what it does. Don't waste time, energy, and most importantly, money, on dealing with the tedious and mundane Project will take care of all that for you in order to leave you to deal with the important thing making your project succeed.
Published on Oct 13, 2003