Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Comparing Microsoft Project and Open Workbench

The Verdict

Both programs are strong tools project managers may want to use. Depending upon whether you prefer effort based or duration scheduling you will want to choose the program that works best for you and your situation. Open Workbench is great for companies that don't have the capital to invest in Microsoft Project. MS Project, on the other hand is featured in many books that have been written to help new users get started with the program. Finally, when deciding whether to go with MS Project or Open Workbench, you should take full advantage of the demo versions and any resources. Play around with each a little bit with a sample project or two to find out whether the program works for you and your team.

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1 comment:

  1. Both software are great and do the job. But they have a significant gap. As a part of Project Manager job you have to share project plan with the stakeholders. Fine! Let's email it! ...And you come to the trouble! Every person involved into the project should have MSP or OW installed just to see the project plan. There is no free viewers available on the market! Of course you can send PDF or screen shot, but it gives just a part of the picture... There are some free viewers as which allow to open MS Project plan on-line, but it does not contain full functionality of MS Project. So, team communication is a gap which these programs should tackle but not...