Project management or event planning require professional tools to track ongoing assignments and their progress, writing everything down and organizing each new task to make sure everything turns out as expected. Microsoft Project Standard is one of the most comprehensive project management applications available, with a wide range of features ready to assist you in keeping the project on track and meeting deadlines.
Unlike the Professional Edition, Microsoft Project Standard lacks a few features specifically designed for the enterprise user. And it's understandable as the app is tailored for smaller project teams and the small to medium business environment.
Intuitive management app for all sorts of projects
The array of projects you can manage with Microsoft Project Standard is quite variate. It's enough to take a look at the collection of available templates to get an idea of the situations Microsoft Project can be used in. From simple project plans and wedding planners, right on to budget management, research schedules, and business plans, and then shifting to marketing campaigns, fundraisers, product launches, and much more.
One of the main advantages of Microsoft Project Standard is the familiar environment it allows its users to manage their projects in. Preserving the ribbon interface of the Office suite, it keeps all the options and functions one or two clicks away, making the learning curve less steep.
Efficient task and resource management to help you meet deadlines
Microsoft Project Standard can create Gantt charts and diagrams of various types, also enclosing rich task management capabilities that help you manage a project's deadlines in a convenient and efficient manner. Charts include event timelines to offer you a visual representation of your schedule, as well as an integrated calendar you can work with.
Ongoing tasks can be marked as partially or totally completed, while the task inspector can offer suggestions and warnings. Auto scheduling allows Microsoft Project Standard to determine dates based on user-defined constraints and other factors. Furthermore, Microsoft Project Standard can import task lists from Outlook, and add summaries or milestones to the timeline.
A project is not viable without all sorts of resources to sustain it, and Microsoft Project Standard comprises a section dedicated to managing resources of all types.
Take advantage of a generous feature set and manage your tasks like a pro
With data and assignment organizing capabilities that are more than enough for the average user, Microsoft Project Standard stands tall as one of the most feature-rich project management applications out there.
Aiming to help you enhance performance and meet deadlines, it can manage both resources and schedules, allowing you to generate professional-grade reports to connect with all the other team members, customers or stakeholders.