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Microsoft Project 2013 Professional 2013

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Take your office work to another level with Microsoft project Professional

By Eve Naliaka

On Monday, August 24, 2015

Microsoft project professional 2013

Microsoft project professional 2013 is an application from Microsoft Company, a management program designed specifically to assist managers in developing a plan, assigning resources, analyzing workload, budget management and tracking progress among many other functions.

I personally have worked with the software for quite sometimes, it has proved to be the best. It gives me ample time while preparing budget, planning and allocating resources, thanks to its redefined interface. The software is compatible with other Microsoft suite programs such as Excel, Visio or Exchange. It can as well works as an alternative to them since they complement each other.

Microsoft project 2013 Professional 2013 offers great unique features that makes it stand out in the market, talk of great templates, variety of reports to choose from, different view modes among others. One of its outstanding characteristics is support for collaborative project. It’s also compatible with touch enabled devices. With the software you can communicate with your loved ones by sending mails and making audio or video calls. However to enjoy communication you must download and installed Lync.

Pros

  • Can make communication to your people
  • It’s compatible with other Microsoft suites

Cons

  • Lacks tutorial to guide new users
  • Can be quite complicated to new users
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THE POWERFUL MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE THAT GOES ALONG WAY IN PRODUCTION OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION

By Dann Kamau

On Monday, April 6, 2015

Microsoft Project 2013 Professional 2013

This is one application that has really changed the way corporate entities manage their business in a very positive way. In the current era big business companies and organizations need to present their business information in a way that portrays their high standard status and their bland to come out clearly. This powerful application, being one of the Microsoft Office productivity suits presents all that as said above in its multiple capabilities.

The application which is an update of the Microsoft Office Project series carried out on 5th Feb, 2015 comes with all the necessary tools to plan, manage and analyse Corporate projects in a very professional way. Its end products in the form of presentation data, financial data, progress charts and management reports etc are very presentable to Managerial Boards for decision making, shareholders and the entire company or organization teams. The application collaborates very well with all other Microsoft Office suits to import their data like Excel, Exchange, Visio etc. You can import a whole or part spreadsheet from Excel or a document from sharepoint etc. It is built with a capability of tailoring Management reports e.g dashboard reports, resource reports, cost analysis reports etc which goes along way in helping Management teams make appropriate decisions. Finally it has an added advantage in that it is built with instant messaging capability which enables you to make a call, a video call or send an email.

Pros

  • Is compatible with other Microsoft suites
  • It has a built in instant messaging capability

Cons

  • It can be complicated for beginners
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Make sure that all your office projects are well planned analyzed and managed for better performance

By Jackson Muoka

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Every corporate leader wants to have a neat and presentable work brought to him. Likewise all departmental heads wants to produce reports and projects which will be appealing to their bosses. Microsoft Project 2013 is management software that will help its users the necessary tool to make sure that they plan, manage and organize their projects in a good and appealing way. This management software is compatible with numerous programs in the office suite which include Excel, Exchange and Visio and can also be used as alternatives to the said programs.

Microsoft Project 2013 comes with a redesigned interface and is easily synchronizable with share point services. This management software supports collaborative projects and this is made possible by the cloud service integrations and the IM built in client. With this software users can be bale to make voice call and video call or even send an email. However one to enjoy the call and email services one need to have downloaded and installed the Lync.

Pros

  • • It is compatible with other office suite including Excel
  • • Can allow both video calls and email services hence promoting communication
  • • It is free to download and use

Cons

  • • It is very hard to use for beginners
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • we were assigned a task in project management course at the university and they wanted us to use microsoft project to develop software skills

  • Project management development of schedule and helping to create reports. Tracking work and ensure we are meeting deadlines and marking items as compeleted.

  • We will be using this program for Projects at Walt Disney World Tomorrowland project greasetrap replacement and other projects in the future

  • testing project management and connection to sharepoint. please do not require me to answer any additional questions with a minimum word count

  • thesis, Presentation and evaluation. i have to study and research and also compile the whole work by using thsi software. it is only edutational purposes.

What similar programs have you used?
  • MICROSOFT ACCESS FOR MANAGING SIMPLE ORGANISATION PROJECT WORK FLOWS FOR SMALL PROJECTS IN LAND ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT FOR BOTSWANA LAND SURVEY COMMUNITY

  • Project Libre have been used in my company and i would like to use this one to since my clients are requesting me to install it in thier server

  • primavera is the only program that i used and that is similar to microsoft project 2013 or any other version 32 chars left so please let me start

  • I have used Microsoft Project 2010, Gantt, Cristall Ball, Primavera, and that's all I can say about this kind of programs. Thank you Very much

  • Microsoft PPM helps you get started quickly and execute projects with ease. Built-in templates, familiar scheduling tools, and access across devices help project managers and teams stay productive

What do you like most about this program?
  • this is an excellent product that allows for the tracking of projects in any way you want to track them. I like to change the setup to my preferences.

  • I am going to learn something new, and recentely i saw it is a professional program that will help me to develop modern tools to my company.

  • training is required.good .expecting to very helpful .using first time.understand humble good better best true.umbrella,ant ,elephant ,pig ,bird.thanks a lot.

  • This MS Project is best suited for any project management scheduling and allotting resources that makes it most reliable, flexible and versatile software

  • Quality and Professiomal. The best project management sottware in the market highly praised by many professionals students and physicians also

Review

Microsoft Project 2013 is a management application that belongs to the MS Office productivity suite. It provides all the necessary tools to plan, manage and analyze corporate projects in a professional way. Microsoft Project 2013 is a helpful tool when it comes to giving an insight into the current situation of your business or company to your stakeholders or team-mates. In this version, synchronization with SharePoint services has been enhanced, and the interface has been redesigned. One of the greatest points of this management software is the fact that it is compatible with other programs in the Office suite, such as Excel, Exchange or Visio, and it can be used as a complement to these.

It is a helpful tool when it comes to giving an insight into the current situation of your business

However, its most remarkable characteristic is its support for collaborative projects. On the one hand, this is possible thanks to cloud services integration. On the other hand, it’s thanks to its IM (Instant Messaging) built-in client, as it allows you to make a call, make a video call, or send an email to communicate with the others. To take advantage of this functionality you should have previously downloaded and installed Lync too.

All possibilities to open files can be found in the same module
All possibilities to open files can be found in the same module

Getting started

Getting started in Microsoft Project 2013 doesn’t mean you will be dropped on a blank page. You are taken to a module in which you can browse pre-defined templates, import a spreadsheet from Excel or a document from SharePoint, or just select Blank Project if you want to get an empty Gantt Chart. If your intention was to open a previous project, you can do it here too.

This management program comes along with a wide variety of reports and dashboards you can use to visualize your project’s overall health, or track particular parts of it. You can choose dashboard reports, resource reports, costs reports, progress reports, or pick a report template to create your own one. For instance, with progress reports you can organize tasks, while with costs reports you can view cashflow or cost overruns. You can choose different view modes to visualize data, as well as having the freedom to customize the shapes and style of your graph or chart.

Similarly, you can indent tasks to show hierarchy, or link them in order to show their relationship and dependency. Once you link them, every change made in one will affect the other. As well as that, you can add pictures, transitions, animations, timelines and links to your chart; everything that can help to make it more attractive and accessible is usually welcomed. For example, you can highlight the path of every task with a different color, to better identify in which stage of the process you are located, or to know which the critical ones are.

Highlighting tasks with different colors is a good way to visually group them
Highlighting tasks with different colors is a good way to visually group them

Microsoft Project 2013 Professional 2013 Features

The unique features of Microsoft Project 2013 are:

  • Great variety of reports and templates as well as view modes
  • Possibility of linking or outlining tasks, and highlighting their paths
  • Themes can be customized and some of their elements can be removed
  • Built-in IM client (needs Lync previously installed)
  • Support for cloud services such as SharePoint to boost collaboration
  • Compatibility with other programs of the Office suite, such as Excel, Visio or Exchange
  • Compatibility with touch-enabled devices
  • You can set the date of tasks and projects up to the very last day of December 2049

If you want more information about Microsoft Project 2013 before you download it, feel free to visit the developers’ site.

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements to download and install Microsoft Project 2013 are:

  • Operating system: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster
  • RAM memory: 1 GB for 32-bit OS and 2 GB for 64-bit OS
  • HDD: 3 GB of free space