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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Microsoft Project?

Microsoft Project is one of the oldest Project Management tools that is still being used. It has several advantages including maturity, robustness, and support. One the other hand, MS Project has some serious disadvantages including the complete lack of an integrated collaboration feature, a steep learning curve, compatibility issues, and the fact that it’s a desktop application.

What Is Project Management 2.0?

Project Management 2.0 is a term coined in 2006 (or maybe a bit earlier) to highlight the influence of the new social media on project communication. Project Management 2.0 is mainly about collaborating between the Project Manager, the project team members, and the project stakeholders using the new social media and/or collaboration tools (whether paid or free). Project Management 2.0 is not a replacement to traditional Project Management, it’s just about making communication streamlined and more knowledge more accessible. Some concerns associated with Project Management 2.0 are security, privacy, reliability, and availability of the hosted collaboration tool. Project Management 2.0 is highly adopted in small Internet and software companies.

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Project Management Software?

Some advantages of the online PM Software include collaboration, ease of use, access control lists (ACL). Disadvantages include some missing functionality as well as security and privacy concerns.

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Excel for Project Management?

Some Project Managers use Excel to manage their projects. While Excel is easy to use and one can use it to make a fast project schedule, Excel was never meant to be a Project Management tool, and thus lacks the basic features than any PM tool has.