Smart setup

  • Fast startup
    The Getting Started screen walks you through basic capabilities, like linking tasks and creating a timeline, to help you get up to speed fast.
  • Best-in-class templates
    Start your project on the right track using one of the many pre-built templates available in Project Standard and on Office.com.
  • Intuitive search
    Use the Tell Me search bar—standard across most Office products—to quickly find useful features in Project so you can work more efficiently.

Powerful scheduling

  • Familiar charts
    Project Standard offers familiar tools, like Gantt charts, to help you create schedules with ease and reduce training time.
  • Smart automation
    Reduce inefficiencies with automated features. Auto-populate start and end dates based on dependencies, and find more efficient ways to build the schedule.
  • Multiple timelines
    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.
  • Intuitive baselines
    You can use baselines to help decision makers track and compare actual progress to the original project plan.

Optimized task management

  • Visualized relationships
    Task path highlighting in Gantt charts helps you understand relationships among tasks and identify which are most critical to the project’s success.

Connected apps

  • Simplified sharing
    Easily copy project information from Project and paste it into Office applications like PowerPoint and Word, and store project artifacts in OneDrive.

Better decision-making

  • Informative reports
    Built-in reports like Burndown and Resource Overview help you gain insights, communicate information to stakeholders, and achieve results.
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