What is Microsoft Project used for?

Microsoft Project is used to plan out the work involved to achieve project goals. It helps you create a roadmap to the project goal by breaking down the greater milestones into well defined tasks. This helps you manage the responsibilities of people and coordinate the team.

Typically people start off using Excel or a spreadsheet to list all the work involved in running their project. They soon find the list is long and too hard to manage.

Microsoft Project provides a visualisation of how your project will run over time. It displays a Gantt Chart illustrating when tasks are expected to start and finish and the relationships between other tasks.

Using a Planning tool like Microsoft Project is essential to gain clarity and direction over your project.

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