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Microsoft Planner vs Microsoft Project vs Milestones Professional System Properties Comparison

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SystemsMicrosoft Planner  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonMilestones Professional  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosoft Planner is a task planning tool integrated in Office 365.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.Milestones Professional and Milestones Simplicity are Windows-based project planning and scheduling tools with a focus on project reporting.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 15.90
Rank #55
Score 908.30
Rank #3
Score 1.45
Rank #213
DeveloperMicrosoftMicrosoftKidasa Software
Websiteproducts.office.com/­business/­task-management-softwaremicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-softwarekidasa.com
Technical documentationsupport.office.com/­en-us/­article/­microsoft-planner-help-4a9a13c6-3adf-4a60-a6fc-15c0b15e16fckidasa.com/­support
Social network pages
LinkedIn385followers
LinkedIn16,848followers
Twitter34,573followers
Initial release201619841991
LicenseCommercialCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Commercial
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoProject Onlineno
Operating systemsWindowsWindows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existno
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesyesinfoOLE automation
Multi-useryesyesinfoProject Onlineno
Authentication mechanismPassword
Microsoft sign-on
Active DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsEmailEmailinfoProject Onlineno
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksnoyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnoyesyes
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startnoyesyes
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesnoyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-onno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones schedulenoyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyesno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyesnoinfosupport for manual resource leveling
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyesyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesnono
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyesno

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