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The truth about Microsoft Project and Project Managers
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Team,

Many comments and reviews can speak about the traditional Microsoft Project software in the internet but what is your expert and professional opinion about MS project.

How many of you respected members currently use it?
Is MS project flexible enough to handle all type of projects?
What about its features?
What about price?
Would you recommend MS project to other project managers?
Do you have a favorite project management tool and why?
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Ms Project is one of the best project management softwares. You can use it from IT projects to construction projects. It is easy and useful. You can find more documents and videos about it. You can look features and prices of this software from Microsoft site.
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I have used, and like very much, but currently, more so use JIRA. That said, it all comes back to the needs of the organization and it's infrastructure. I would recommend, sure, but would also suggest others and ask about needs.
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There is no doubt, MS project is an excellent project management tool. Microsoft also included Agile related templates. There are a lot of tools, I feel MS project is the best.
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I think MS Project did improve a lot in the past few years. Now it is more flexible and more user friendly but I still find Primavera more suitable for Large Construction Projects.
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I'm in the IT field and I haven't found anything MS Project can't do. The price is hideous (at least when I want to buy a personal copy) and some people complain about the learning curve, but it gives me complete control over my projects, and that makes it well worth the cost.
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MS Project is a great tool, and becomes even better when embedded within SharePoint environment. Lots of room for customisation is possible, which once mastered, can blow away stakeholders (reporting, graphics, pivot tables, etc.).

Bear in mind that it requires several hours of training and practice to reach an advanced level.
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MS Project is the quintessential project software. There are perhaps other elite PM software, such as Oracle's Primavera P6, which have advanced features not supported by MS Project (see https://tensix.com/2013/04/primavera-p6-vs-microsoft-project/). It is a pity that the price point of MS Project is restrictively high to people and organizations who do not rely on PM software. If the price was more palatable, we would see more users and less reliance on spreadsheets.
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Project Management Tools:

How many of you respected members currently use it? I have used it.

Is MS project flexible enough to handle all type of projects? Most, I believe.

What about its features? Robust

What about price?
So expensive that even companies do not allow everyone to have it, only those who absolutely need it.

To try it out, cheaper, if you are a student, some universities offer student versions free. Else, check if they offer a limited time (1 or 3 month) free trial version.

Would you recommend MS project to other project managers? Yes

Do you have a favorite project management tool and why?
Yes, I like IBM Lotus Notes, in which you can use an existing Project Management Database, or you can customize your own, to meet your team;s needs. Maybe price-friendly, especially if you also use or try IBM Lotus Notes email.

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