What does Microsoft Project do well? Auto schedule for holidays and weekends without referencing an outside calendar. Allocate resources for accurate projections. Visualize actual construction progress in the timeline. Multiple views and reports for presentation to construction crews and clients. It has a great portfolio of tools for its price. It's really easy to use, almost everyone can implement it and start using it quickly. The fact that project plans can be accessed basically from any place with an internet connection, making it extremely useful for updating those plans on the go.
What does Microsoft Project not do well? Multiple projects scheduling More user friendly May be less cost UI can be improved, maybe keeping the same design that Office 365 has. Sorting by date and task can be confusing. At least there's always the undo button. I'm always learning something new that makes using project easier and more beneficial for me. I wish I was able to use or more.
What do you wish you had known about Microsoft Project before using? It is well for suited smaller companies that need to have multiple people creating schedules, projects of short duration, and projects managers that need to create multiple schedules. I think it is not as well suited for large projects but will hold its own if needed.
Have you used a competitor to Microsoft Project? If so, how does it compare? Office 365 is another project management tool used widely in enterprise companies for effective project scheduling, resource tracking, timelines tracking, milestones tracking