Respond to the following Classmate\’s Post:
Question: What do you see as the advantages and disadvantages of using project management software such as MS Project to organize a project? Remember to cite all sources in APA format.
By now we all know the importance of efficiency in the execution of any project. Since project management involves planning, keeping track of completion schedules, coordinating with different departments and stakeholders, and ensuring financial resources are used accordingly, it is natural for PM software to give users an advantage over those without it. Our text states that an important factor of successful project execution is having proper scheduling or time management. The Project Management Institute (PMI) has divided project time management into seven work processes (Kloppenborg, 2013). A software system such as MS Project facilitates and expedites these seven scheduling process by providing easy to use templates for every stage of the process. Imagine creating a schedule for a project the size of the Hard Rock stadium without using PM software. A possible disadvantage may present itself when the use or integration of different software comes about and users may not adapt to software differences. For example, Jason Westland, the CEO of Project Plan, a PM management software developer company, explained that project managers using our product often must work with customers and sometimes even team members who are MS Project users and not yet ready to make the conversion. (anonymous, 2010). In conclusion, its evident the advantages outweigh any disadvantages in project management software.
1- In your response you need to add New and Original ideas to the discussion. Make sure to respond to the post mentioned above, it has to look like a conversation between classmate.
2- Make sure to include citations on your post in order to add credibility to the assignment. ( IT\’S IMPORTANT TO GET MY GRADE)
3- PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE THE REFERENCES WITH THE SOURCES USED TO COMPLETE THE ASSIGNMENT. (IT\’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO GET MY GRADE)