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Keep your projects organized and on track
Get started quickly
Use the Getting Starting screen to walk through basic capabilities. Pre-built templates help you get your project started on the right track.
Familiar automated scheduling tools help you reduce inefficiencies and training time. Multiple timelines make it easier to visualize complex schedules.
Visualization tools help you understand how tasks relate to one another. And by running what-if scenarios, you can make the most of your task assignments.
The Getting Started screen walks you through basic capabilities, like linking tasks and creating a timeline, to help you get up to speed fast.
Start your project on the right track, using one of the many pre-built templates available in Project Standard and on Office.com.
Use the Tell Me search bar—standard across most Office products—to quickly find useful features in Project so you can work more efficiently.
Project Standard offers familiar tools, like Gantt charts, to help you create schedules with ease and reduce training time.
Reduce inefficiencies with automated features. Auto-populate start and end dates based on dependencies, and find more efficient ways to build the schedule.
Built-in multiple timelines let you visually represent complex schedules and understand all aspects of a project. Easily share timelines using familiar Office tools like PowerPoint (Office, including PowerPoint, is sold separately).
You can use baselines to help decision makers track and compare actual progress to the original project plan.
Optimized task management
Task path highlighting in Gantt charts helps you understand relationships among tasks and identify which are the most critical to the project’s success.
Easily copy project information from Project and paste it into Office applications like PowerPoint and Word (Office, including PowerPoint and Word, are sold separately), and store project artifacts in OneDrive.
Built-in reports like Burndown and Resource Overview help you gain insights, communicate information to stakeholders, and achieve results.
Visit the new Office Store to get Office add-ins that extend the functionality of Project to solve unique business and project problems.