The article enlists Microsoft project 2010 features and capabilities.
Microsoft Project 2010 is an standalone Office application that’s primarily used by business professionals, enterprises and management guys and it solves not one but several purposes for its high-end users and businesses.
Below are the features and capabilities of Microsoft Project 2010 and gives you enough reasons on why compromise on efficiency and productivity in business throughput if you’re still not making use of Microsoft Project 2010.
- Simplified Project Initiation and Business Case Development procedures: To cut out on time consumption and enhance efficiency, Project 2010 has introduced simpler business case development procedures, making project initiation go faster.
- Unified Project & Portfolio Management: With Project 2010, you’re less likely to switch from one section to another as your portfolio and projects are well integrated in MS Project 2010.
- Microsoft Office Fluent User Interface: For faster access to the tools managers usually need for planning and managing their projects, Office has now integrated Ribbon UI in Project 2010 as well. As frequently used commands are right on top in Ribbon based UI, anyone new to Project 2010 will find it much easier to adapt to the simplified UI of Project 2010.
- Simplified Scheduling: Project scheduling is a critical aspect in Project planning and something that has to be estimated to most accurate level by the manager(s). Project 2010 puts the managers in control as more simplified scheduling options have been introduced in Project 2010. User-controlled scheduling brings together the flexibility and ease of use of a tool like Microsoft Excel 2010.
- Timeline View: Here’s an easy and effective way to communicate the schedule of the project among other team members. By using the very intuitive Timeline view. You can quickly publish key tasks and milestones in a concise Timeline view, and further, you can quickly copy-paste the timeline into other Office applications such as PowerPoint and Outlook 2010.
- Visual Team Planner: Resource allocation and management is a challenging task to execute for any manager and Project Professional 2010 includes an amazing module that helps managers handle this challenge effortlessly. Visual Team Planner helps managers effectively visualize and manage resources. Using a resource-centric view, you can move assignments by dragging, quickly identifying and resolve over allocations, and view task status information.
- Sync with SharePoint: To enhance collaboration among the work groups, now, users can publish Project Professional 2010 schedules to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 task lists. Appropriate synchronization will help all the team members in keeping a regular update to the project schedule.
- Built on SharePoint Server 2010: Microsoft Project Server 2010 is built on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, so it combines powerful business collaboration platform services with structured PPM capabilities to provide flexible work management solutions for teams of all sizes.
- Time Reporting Enhancements: Save your time and bring together task status updates using newly added mode called Single Entry Mode.
- Extravagant Work Management Platform: Microsoft Project 2010 connects seamlessly with familiar Microsoft technologies like Office 2010, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Products, thereby providing powerful work management capabilities delivered using familiar tools.
- Enterprise Scalability and Performance: Microsoft Project 2010 offers 64-bit compatibility to ensure that the solution continues to meet and exceed enterprise performance requirements.
- An Extensible and Programmable Solution: Improvements to the Project API, PSI, and integration with SharePoint Server 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 are sure to give developers a robust development platform for fast deployment of custom solutions that integrate with line-of-business systems and processes.
- New capacity planning module in Project Server 2010: This addition will help analysts effectively manage resources by proactively identifying surpluses and deficits and rescheduling proposed projects to maximize available resources.
- Microsoft Project 2010 (Standard version)
- Microsoft Project Professional 2010 (Professional version)