So here I’ve got Microsoft Project. It’s a complicated app, with all sorts of neat things to allow for resource and task scheduling and input of actuals and calculation of this and that. I can spend lots of hours crafting a nice schedule, and if I spend hours adjusting it properly, I can make it work.
Then, I see people who don’t spend the time, link all tasks end to end, assign one resource for an entire group of people (500% overallocation = 5 people!), and then complain when their schedule falls apart.
Microsoft Project is hard to use.
Yeah, but scheduling projects is hard!
No, it’s Project’s fault for sucking!
And I really end up back at the fact that know one knows how to use it efficiently. The people that can spend the time to learn the app’s ins and outs don’t manage the projects “YOU ARE THE MICROSOFT PROJECT BUTTON PUSHER”.
I dunno. Is there anything better or do all project management apps suck? Are youbetter off just making estimates in Excel and hiring good people? (Probably).