Microsoft Project Practices

Microsoft Project is the world’s most popular project management software product, developed and sold by Microsoft. It is designed to assist a project manager in developing a schedule, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.

It is part of the Microsoft Office family but has never been included in any of the Office suites. It is available currently in two editions, Standard and Professional. It’s proprietary file format is .mpp.

Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server are the cornerstones of the Microsoft Office enterprise project management (EPM) product. The product can be deployed on-premise with a user license or on the cloud with a monthly subscription. The web-based solution allows management to collaborate with a remote project team using apps via mobile devices.

While the tool is widely used, many users fail to leverage the real power of the product, and use the product inefficiently resulting in wasted time and frustration. If you are interested in learning more about how to use the tool effectively, you can attend one of our training courses in-person or online (MS Project Best Practices 101 or MS Project Best Practices 102.)  By creating both sample and actual projects (from your workplace), we have found our training to be both productive, and well received. Other courses may show you how to find the product features – our course teaches you how use the features.