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DescriptionMicrosoft Planner is a task planning tool integrated in Office 365.Milestones Professional and Milestones Simplicity are Windows-based project planning and scheduling tools with a focus on project reporting.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 9.31
Rank #73
Score 1.33
Rank #213
DeveloperMicrosoftKidasa Software
Websiteproducts.office.com/­business/­task-management-softwarekidasa.com
Technical documentationsupport.office.com/­en-us/­article/­microsoft-planner-help-4a9a13c6-3adf-4a60-a6fc-15c0b15e16fckidasa.com/­support
Social network pages
LinkedIn261followers
Initial release20161991
LicenseCommercialCommercial
Web-based architectureyesno
Operating systemsWindows
Mobile appsnono
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoOLE automation
Multi-useryesno
Authentication mechanismPassword
Microsoft sign-on
NotificationsEmailno
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksnoyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnoyes
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 startnoyes
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 dependenciesnoyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones schedulenoyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonoinfosupport for manual resource leveling
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesno
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnono

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