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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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USE THIS APPLICATION TO DO YOUR PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORK WITH EASE

By Hande Njr

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This is a product of Microsoft which is a tailor-made program for project management. It works under Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows server 2008 R2 and Windows server 2012.Basically this program allows the user to manage and plan all matters relating to a project. It has great features for specific tasks and an amazing appearance. Just like most of other Microsoft programs this one also has templates that you can edit to match your project desires. Also it shows you the most recent file thus accessibility is easy, it’s just a matter of clicking and opening it. This application caters for chronology matters when it comes to the tasks of the project thus it has the Gantt chart that caters for arranging the tasks. You can share all your project work posts in terms of a conversation through the share point which is a provision for letting others access the project work. It has a project timeline view which helps you to preview your work in progress or finished work which can be used to make presentations for instance in an office. You can still view you work through other Microsoft office programs Like PowerPoint and word, it is simply a matter of copying and pasting your project work on to this programs. This helps a lot especially to people you would love to share your work with and don't have this program. It is generally a good program.

Pros

  • It has templates that you can quickly edit.
  • It has a share point that you can share your work.

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  • It can be a complex product for beginners.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • personal use to organise project information such as time tables and resources. It is going to be installed in my personal laptop at home. Thank you

  • Work related reason. It really should not matter why I want to use this product. This is a complete waste of time. All I am doing is filling

  • I will use it for my final exam in project management course so I can be able to pass the exam with an A .. my name is Moza Alzaabi am rom UAE

  • for making gant chart of my university in order to fullfill my teacher requiremnt and to complete four and last milestone of SPM course project

  • Personal Purpose Project for studies to be submitted in college annual program. It would be very helpful to use this as new funtionnality will bee available.

What similar programs have you used?
  • excel project planning tool, just a diversity of templates with lots of sets of predefined formules and for the rest you are asking too much characters

  • Microsoft exel is one of similar programs that I used to use to manage my plan. It's give me a lot of trouble when using so I want to find another.

  • I have used Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio, Access, and our company currently uses the online web-suite Procore which integrates well with Project

  • Microsoft project 2010 professional free download was used before to this version and it was very useful for doing the projects and it is good

  • I have never used a similar program. Unable to use on Chromebook because it is not cnsidered a PC. My hope is that I can try out the free trial.

What do you like most about this program?
  • the program is good for scheduling and estimating and make work activities easy to monitor and control during project management on office work or to other parties

  • Being able to do project planning through the different phases of the usual project plan. I do use this programme for both university projects and practical ones in real business life.

  • i need the program for school prohects so it would be pretty cool if i could just download it and use it without having to praise it all over here ...

  • simplicity and entertaining to me. I can do a lot of projects on it with no problem. I found hard to do certain things wiyhout it.Its worth the experience.

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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