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Project Management

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Topic Last Modified: 2014-02-19

Microsoft Project Professional 2013 and Project Pro for Office 365 help organizations plan projects and collaborate with others from virtually anywhere. Stay organized and keep your projects on track with the only project management system designed to seamlessly work with other Microsoft applications and cloud services.

Increase productivity with the ribbon, a tab interface to quickly find and use Project features and controls. Learn more about the Ribbon.

Right click on any item in a project view (such as a column title) to get instant access to what you can do with that item.

Project Help is only a click away using Office.com or Getting Started Guides directly in Project (Click File > New). Watch these videos to make the switch to Project 2013.

Use zoom controls on the status bar to quickly change the timeline perspective of your project schedules.

Click File to use features in the Backstage, such as printing, sharing, or save as new project.

You can save lots of time creating a project by using a past project as a template. Learn more about creating a new project from another project or template.

OneDrive.com is free, online file storage. You can get to it when you’re online. OneDrive.com integration is available to Project Pro for Office 365 and Project Professional 2013 customers. Office 365 Enterprise customers with Project Online have access to OneDrive for Business, a SharePoint Online document library that is also available anytime users are online.

Instead of dropping you into a blank project, Project 2013 presents a one-stop center for starting your project. You can use customer templates or a built-in guide to get you started in four easy steps.

In addition to the fields that are included with Project, you can also customize your own fields to meet the needs of your organization.

Collaborate on schedule development by copying and pasting schedule details between Microsoft Office applications. Learn more about copying and pasting from Word into Project.

Indicate tasks (mode) to be scheduled automatically by using the Project scheduling engine. Learn more about how Project schedules tasks.

Indicate tasks (mode) to be scheduled manually. Learn more about how Project schedules tasks.

Create a resource assignment on a summary task. Learn more about top-down planning.

You can add text to a field that doesn’t match the fields data type as a placeholder. Learn more about top-down planning.

When you inactivate a task it stays in the project plan, but does not affect: resource availability, the project schedule, or how other tasks are scheduled. Learn more about inactivating a task.

Perform what-if analysis and fully understand the effect of changes by reversing and reapplying a whole set of operations, including views, data, and option changes.

Budget planning allows you to compare current progress against a baseline that you set at the start of a project. Learn more about earned value analysis.

Add vacation, holidays, medical leave, and other non-working time into your project schedule. Learn more about adding holidays and vacation days to your project.

Create vivid, colorful Gantt charts and customizable Gantt chart styles.

View tasks on a network showing boxes, links, and nodes. Learn more about creating a network diagram.

Mark major goals of your project with a milestone. Learn more about adding milestones.

Add a picture to a column to indicate the progress of a schedule. Learn more about adding indicators.

Apply multiple grouping rows to a project plan. Learn more about grouping tasks or resources.

Ability to filter project plans by any value in the plan. Learn more about creating a custom filter.

Get suggestions for task or resource names as you type.

Add a column to your view. Learn more about how to hide and unhide a column.

Wrap task or resource names so they flow on a second line. Learn more about wrapping text by changing row height.

Highlight how tasks connect to other tasks by viewing a task path. Lean more about highlighting how tasks link to other tasks.

Baseline data can roll up or be summarized in a summary row. Learn more about setting and saving a baseline.

Master projects can be added to a SharePoint site to roll-up other projects.

Create, edit, and delete a dependency relationship with a task in another project.

Project tasks can now use calendar dates up to 2149.

Add resources to your project, including work resources like people, generic resources like carpenters, and material resources like computers and cement. Learn more about adding people to your project.

Manage the costs on your project.

Add resources to your project, including work resources like people, generic resources like carpenters, and materials resources like computers and cement. Learn more about adding people to your project.

Use a view that shows people and their assignments.

Create vivid, colorful Gantt charts and customizable Gantt chart styles.

Distribute the work on your project by leveling resources. Learn more about level resource assignments.

Replace generic resources like carpenters with real people. Learn more about adding people to your project.

Build and customize the timeline view to visualize schedule details and communicate with stakeholders.

With Project 2013, you can create crisp, colorful, professional reports, without having to export your data to another program. Add pictures, charts, animations, links, and more—everything you need to clearly and effectively share project status info with stakeholders and team members. Learn more about creating a project report.

Compare two versions of a project. A report is created that will show what changed, such as the addition of new tasks.

View factors that affect the scheduling of a task, such as changed start date or error messages.

Update the progress on a task to show percent complete.

Trace how one task connects to other tasks by highlighting its task path throughout the project. Learn more about highlighting how tasks link to other tasks.

Save a project file to a PDF or XPS file. Learn more about saving a project file as PDF.

Use messaging to communicate with the team members on your project. Learn more about IM chat in Project.

If you are using Project Web App, you can share a project with others by creating a new project site in SharePoint, or synching with an existing site. The site will share your project’s tasks as a SharePoint task list. Learn more about syncing with SharePoint.

After initially pairing your project with a SharePoint task list, you can continue to synchronize with the task list as you update your project. Predecessor relationships between tasks, milestones, and field mapping (including notes) are maintained during synchronization. Your team members don’t have to have Project Professional 2013 installed to access their tasks. Learn more about syncing with a SharePoint tasks list.

Save a project to a SharePoint document library to share with team members who don’t have Project Server. Learn more about syncing with a SharePoint tasks list.

Quickly install Project Pro for Office 365 over the Internet, internal networks, local file systems, or from offline media to make sure that you’re up-to-date with the most recent version of Project desktop app. Lean more about Click-to-Run.

Project Pro for Office 365 can instantly stream the most up-to-date version of Project desktop app to different PCs when you’re on the go.

Need an app to help you with Project. Find new apps for Project in the Office Store. Learn more about Apps for Project 2013.

 

Feature

Project Professional 2010

Project Professional 2013

Project Pro for Office 365

Microsoft Fluent user interface, the Ribbon

Yes

Yes

Yes

Contextual right-click menus

Yes

Yes

Yes

Online help

Yes

Yes

Yes

Zoom controls

Yes

Yes

Yes

Backstage™

Yes

Yes

Yes

Project templates

Yes

Yes

Yes

Identity management plus OneDrive

No

Yes

Yes

Start experience

No

Yes

Yes

Custom fields

Yes

Yes

Yes

Enhanced copy/paste across Microsoft Office applications

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic scheduling

Yes

Yes

Yes

User-controlled/Manual scheduling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Top down summary tasks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Placeholder text in Project Fields

Yes

Yes

Yes

Active/Inactive Tasks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multiple level undo

Yes

Yes

Yes

Budget planning

Yes

Yes

Yes

Manage non-working time

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gantt chart, calendar, and task sheet views

Yes

Yes

Yes

Network diagram view

Yes

Yes

Yes

Deadlines

Yes

Yes

Yes

Formulas and graphical indicators

Yes

Yes

Yes

Group and sort Project data

Yes

Yes

Yes

Filtering

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto-complete

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add columns

Yes

Yes

Yes

Text wrap

Yes

Yes

Yes

Change highlighting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Formulas and graphical indicators

Yes

Yes

Yes

Baseline rollup

Yes

Yes

Yes

Master projects on SharePoint

No

Yes

Yes

Cross-project Critical Path

Yes

Yes

Yes

Calendar date extended to 2149

No

Yes

Yes

Work, Generic, and Material Resources

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cost resources

Yes

Yes

Yes

Team resources

Yes

Yes

Yes

Team Planner

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resource sheet and usage views

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resource leveling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resource substitution

Yes

Yes

Yes

Timeline View

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reports

Yes

Yes

Yes

Compare project versions

Yes

Yes

Yes

Task inspector

Yes

Yes

Yes

Update progress

Yes

Yes

Yes

Task Path

No

Yes

Yes

PDF/XPS output

Yes

Yes

Yes

Presence with Lync

No

Yes

Yes

Create a Project site

No

Yes

Yes

Task List Sync to SharePoint

Yes

Yes

Yes

Publish Projects to Project Server/Project Online

No

Yes

Yes

Save a file to SharePoint

Yes

Yes

Yes

Click-to-Run

No

No

Yes

Project On Demand

No

No

Yes

Office Store

No

Yes

Yes

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