Microsoft Project Professional 2010 SP1 / 2013 15.0.4420.1017 RTM
Microsoft Project Professional is part of the Microsoft Office family, but it was never delivered with the suite. Although shipped in an individual package, the product preserves the look and feel of the Office release, with a classy, professional appearance and a practical approach brought by the ribbon-based interface.
Clean feature lineup
What makes it a top product is the flexibility that results from the intuitive and user-friendly controls.
Project managers are assisted in developing plans, assigning various resources with the possibility to track the overall evolution of the tasks. This leads to an effective analysis of the workload, which is the key to successfully managing the budget assigned for a particular project.
Create projects from scratch or edit the templates
Although projects can be started from scratch, an easier approach is to browse and select from the Project Templates offered by Microsoft, which cover a wide array of aspects for any business. No matter the size of the project, you can gain full control over it via timelines and Gantt charts, which offer a quick overview of the team’s progress.
Key features to play with
Measuring the evolution, as well as the resource allocation is made easier with the aid of the rich reporting tools, which can be customized to fit any requirement. Furthermore, the Team Planner feature assists project managers in anticipating the problems that could impact the schedule, allowing them to make the necessary changes before the workloads are affected.
Sharing is facilitated via the Lync feature, which allows for instant calls or messaging among project participants. In addition, the projects can be accessed from virtually anywhere via the Office 365 and SharePoint integration.
Last, but not least, managers can rely on the built-in presentation features that can be used to emphasize the strongest points of a project when bringing it to be evaluated by stakeholders or executives.
Rich-featured and powerful project management software
To sum up, Microsoft Project Professional is the go-to solution for project management. The rich templates, together with the collaboration, reporting and presentation tools are more than sufficient to assist teams in delivering a winning project.
Reviewed by Andreea Matei on July 16th, 2014
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- Better experiences:
- The Ribbon makes finding and using your favorite tools simpler with new graphical menus and a familiar experience so you can create and manage projects easily. In the new Microsoft Office Backstage TM view – save, share, print and publish your projects with just one click.
- Simply more productive:
Application descriptionMicrosoft Project Professional offers a powerful, visually enhanced way to effectively manage a wide range of projects...