So, my project was to take Microsoft Office Project 2003 for a ride. I wanted to see if Project could manage my meager projects.
First, let's take a look at what I look for in project management software. Besides the obligatory Gantt Charts and Resource Charts, I want software that's easy to use. I want to be able to take my resources, be they a hammer, a conference room or a person and divvy up their days by the minute. I want software that is intuitive.
I want software that will save me time, which is money. I want software that will be easy to use (do you see a developmental thread starting to be woven?).
I want interoperability with my databases. I don't want 4,000 screens and pop-ups. I want easy to read, short, to the point prompts. I want to spend my time managing my project, my managing my project management software.