Microsoft Project Features

Microsoft Project

Project management & collaboration software

4.31/5 (672 reviews)

Microsoft Project Feature Summary

  • Project management
  • Simplify IT management
  • Access from virtually anywhere
  • Give effective presentations
  • Select optimal portfolios
  • Anticipate change
  • Deliver projects successfully
  • Work seamlessly across tools
  • Discover and share information
  • Communicate in real time
  • Built-in templates
  • Project planning
  • Out-of-the-box reports
  • Multiple timelines
  • Gantt charts
  • Burndown charts
  • Milestones
  • Portfolio optimization
  • Seamless BI integration
  • Systematic resource requests
  • Visualized heat maps
  • Resource analytics
  • Collaboration tools
  • Mobile task and time management

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Drag & Drop Interface (84 other apps)
Gantt Charts (77 other apps)
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Progress Tracking (73 other apps)
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Project Planning (98 other apps)
Project Time Tracking (116 other apps)
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Projections (284 other apps)
Task Management (79 other apps)
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Third Party Integration (91 other apps)
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Competitor Feature Comparison

Microsoft Project Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Microsoft Project's features:

Pankaj Chand

Excellent software for planning , tracking and managing projects.

2018-07-06

Brilliant choice for project management.

Pros

Microsoft PPM is Excellent application software for managing project's resources, risk ,cost, track project activities with features like tasks Hierarchical view,Gaant Chart View,Team planner view and can distribute resources to team members which are working on a single task.

Cons

Not a free software obviously , lacks integration with other project management and reporting tools.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Automotive company, 11-50 employees)

Outstanding Project Management Software

2018-08-16

Concise information was always available for any sort of meeting on a projects progress. All parties involved has ease of access to this information and kept everyone on the same page.

Pros

We have so many people involved on projects from the dev team, managers, testers and investors that having a central hub for all the information is great and PPM does just this with an easy to use interface.

Cons

PPM does well in tracking large scale projects but with so many features, it would be nice to see a streamline version when deciding to track smaller projects, one that doesn't need all the extras, but still need tracking.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Umesh Suryawanshi

So many PM tools evolved in the market, but this is still the best one for project management

2017-06-12

Easy project management and efforts tracking

Pros

Easy task scheduling and tracking, team assignment , milestone and allocation review.

Cons

Continuous progress updating, can be very handy.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Michelle Hidalgo

MS Project is a great for customized project management

2017-02-01

Easily schedule and organize tasks and campaigns.

Pros

Very easy to use interface and its unlimited features make it very convenient and efficient to manage projects, tasks, scheduling.

Cons

It doesn't include some advanced features other management software's do.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Easy to track project plans in waterfall model

2018-04-23

project plan tracking n execution

Pros

Ability to add dependencies between various tasks, that is cross dependencies.

Cons

Agile features like run down chart, daily standup notes, scrum risk items.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 1001-5000 employees)

Efficient tool to plan and monitor multiple projects

2018-07-21

Improved decision making from the reports generated by this software and helped me to meet the projects deadlines.

Pros

Best tool to visually present the progress of projects in the form of Gantt charts, etc. 3.

Cons

Not compatible with MacOS. 3. Collaborating with multiple people simultaneously is not possible.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben Weeks

Microsoft Project

2018-04-30

Pros

Microsoft Project allows you to schedule tasks in projects and track progress, both based on what was originally scheduled and actual progress. It is an invaluable tool for project management success.

Cons

Microsoft Project has its drawbacks as well.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Arthur Sierra

Awesome Application

2018-06-14

Pros

Easily helps me develop a plan, assign resources to tasks, track progress and managing the budget.

Cons

I have experienced a couple bugs in the past where application would open and close right away but installing the latest updates fixed the issue.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Government Administration company, 1001-5000 employees)

It is a good option to apply monitoring and control of activities

2018-08-15

Pros

By having the function of Gantt tables, it allows chronological and progressive tracking of assigned tasks within a project

Cons

The trial version can not be used online by several users, the basic version has limitations on the number of users that can access it. Only available in Windows packages, it can not be used in free software

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Branimir P

Comprehensive tool for project management of all scales

2017-05-10

Pros

It has a familiar user interface which is easy to use even by new users.

Cons

This can affect project manager's ability to track a project effectively.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Ideal for mid-to-large companies

2018-07-08

Easy to handle multiple projects at a go!

Pros

Further, reports and the Gantt Chart make it highly presentable.

Cons

Requires the user to have advanced program management skills/operations research such as critical path e.t.c. 2.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 1001-5000 employees)

No Go For Small Business

2018-05-22

Pros

Great too for for project management and also capable of tracking financial progress of a company.

Cons

Possible tool if your company is scaling up, but there are other options if working in a small business situation.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Daniel Hernandez

Microsoft Project

2017-11-16

While it is tried and true, there are a lot of products on the market that are better than Microsoft Project.

Pros

Has a lot of features that as a Project Manager I find very useful.

Cons

The biggest con that Microsoft Project has is that it lacks the collaborative tools that other Project Management software has.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Francis Pan

Microsoft Project Review

2018-06-26

Scheduling features like Gantt charts and prepopulated pulldown menus help reduce training time and simplify the project planning process.

Pros

Easy to use with visibility to chart views makes it easy to plan project deadlines.

Cons

MS Project is not compatible with Mac OS.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Priyanka Narang

Project Plan & Tracking with MS Project

2017-06-15

Project plan creation.

Pros

A detailed tabular view via the Gantt chart view .

Cons

I recommend that the transition between automatically scheduled and manual schedule can be made more pleasant, sometime this results in a lot of conflicts to be resolved.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Megan LaVine

Easy to Use

2015-03-27

Able to delegate tasks, track progress, manage the budget.

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Jonathan Alvarado

Excellent tool for managing projects and management reports

2018-05-21

With this tool we take control of projects, deviations and management reports, and task assignments to all involved.

Pros

You can see in real time the points that require attention through dashboard and make the most accurate decisions.

Cons

You can not know how efficient is the staff that is in a project. It is a bit complex to use in comparison with other software.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

I used it to plan all my capstone project to finish my bachelor

2018-06-01

Traceability, get indicators fast and easy, clear to explain the work of each person, help exporting Gantt Chart

Pros

Traceability you could verify for each task who was responsible of execute it, if the execution was on time, and which tasks had to been execute before execute it Easy and practice of understand the tasks of each person was responsible It exports a Gantt chart that is a diagram that all the person who planning projects uses to execute the project's planning

Cons

It difficult and delay the planning tasks.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Bernardo Vargas

Simple but not basic, and really good

2016-10-04

Its awesome for planning, tracking all your projects.

Pros

All functionalities

Cons

Advanced notifications for tracking

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Janvir Amuyot

Perfect project management tool

2018-08-23

Pros

MS Project also helps your work efficient and avoid unnecessary activities but the best thing in here it allows you to customize your plan.

Cons

Since MS Project is mostly used in complex planning and scheduling, it also made simple tasks a bit difficult or I should need some research though but overall great PM tool.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
People Business Partner (Marketing and Advertising company, 5001-10000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Great when managing projects, but costly

2018-01-17

Pros

It comes with many options and great feature is the dynamic gantt chart.

Cons

One part it is costly and so be sure you check it does exactly what you require to make the investment. It can be complicated as it is an intense programme which requires everyone to understand how to use it.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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steve goelz

MS Project - tracking made easy

2016-10-06

i use MS project for my project tracking details and makes it easy to track tasks and dependecnies

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Abinet Alemu

one of most important Project Management

2018-04-23

this product owned by Microsoft which makes it continues on the market, sooner or later they will manage to become on the top better start know and learn how to use.

Pros

. - have most important features project management software can have. gantt chart and project tracking are the best. - easy to print or to convert to pdf - easily link with excel and automatically update the complete set of schedule.

Cons

- limited to Gantt chart and the appliance still don't look nice - resource allocation still needs more realistic work. - calculation of idle time still needs more work

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Edward Rangel

Essential for the project planning stage

2018-03-10

It's ease in planning and controlling daily tasks as well as projects.

Pros

It features familiar scheduling tools like Gantt charts and pull down menus to simplify the project planning stage.

Cons

It is a bit complicated for users who start with it and despite belonging to the family of office does not look very simply.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve Parker

Adapting top the new version

2017-06-12

Great, useful and adaptable program to handle the project management and reporting aspects of our projects

Pros

Scheduling and project tracking of tasks, budgets and resources is a straightforward and simple approach.

Cons

Adapting to the current version after having used an older version has been a little testing with adapting to a new layout and functions, however I expect that it will be totally worthwhile it once we are familiar with this new product

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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