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Microsoft Project 2013 Professional 2013

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USER REVIEWS

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.

Cons

  • It can be a complex product for beginners.
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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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PRESENT YOUR PROJECTS TO THE INVESTORS IN A MORE PROFESSIONAL WAY

By Martin Maguna

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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This is just another great an excellent application from the Microsoft team that is just an enhancement from the other developments and also versions of the Microsoft professional 2013 and all that it is all about is that it gives a more detailed project about planning also managing the projects of your own company very well and I must say that this program has helped me greatly when I am presenting my work in the board room to my fellow workmates and also my bosses because the modes of viewing are just very great and also you can also be able to link tasks to some other programs that are compatible with it.

FEATURES

The following are the features

You can be able to save your work in the cloud

You can also be able to link some of the tasks that are compatible with the programs

CONCLUSION

It is a great application for presenting projects

Pros

  • It is very easy to use
  • It eases the plan of presenting projects

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  • the interface is a bit outdated
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • I wil be using it for my SCHEDULLING PROJECTS.tracking of my project costs. I will track my resouces usage and allocations. Useful tool to use

  • Preparing of full planning including construction program with resources materials labors and machinery and subcontractors also cost and schedule analysis using EVM

  • project management in a small local company sponsored scheme where regular tracking, monitoring and evaluation is required on a quarterly basis

  • for a course in project management and this is the tool we need to work because is oriented to manage big projects. It is a wonderful software

  • preparation of different work plan for professional and business packages to be sent out to prospective clients. it will be very valuable in proposals directed to certain organizations

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have used similar tools like Tenrox Project plan and PowerSteering Portfolio Project Management , they are products from upland software.

  • i have not used any of its example. the reason why am going to get it is that it will help me in getting my projects easily and in better way.

  • No other products used in the past. I will be using this as a trial to test and decide whether this can work for me. please I can't type more

  • i haven't used anything like this previously. I am only using it for a class where it is required. Otherwise i stay with the usual computer p

  • I have used MS project 2007, and done some ganttt charts in MS excel, I'm not sure what else you want me to write to meet the character count!

What do you like most about this program?
  • have a control of the activities from a project, homework or somehing else. Also help you to reduce time and avoid some problems with time that make you feel bored

  • it helps to frame projects in a more systematic way because it includes all the tools and resources which are required for accomplishing a project in the best possible way

  • project scheduling on micro level and sub sequence operations, easy updating, time and man power calculation and monitoring, budget estimation

  • It allows sequencing of activities and applying logical organisation and prerequisites for activities, therefore giving a live update on expected completion dates

  • Scheduling and Follow the end lines Manageability of dependencies, There are many things else but in particular i have written the best known

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