[Release] “Project for the Web” is live

Finally the wait time is over! Today, Microsoft officially released the new “Project for the Web” – a modern experience to managing both agile and traditional work.

The ambition of this new product is to make it as easy as possible to establish a work schedule, coordinate with others and track progress. In many ways, the new product looks and feels like Microsoft Planner. However, this tool is sitting on top of the Power Platform and the CDS (Common Data Service) database. In other words, we can extend the solution without the use of code, and quickly report against all the work from tools such as Power BI.

From a licensing perspective, “Project for the Web” is available for all with a current Project Online or Premium subscription (not Essentials). Simply go to https:/project.microsoft.com to try it out. Alternatively, “Project for the Web” can be purchased separately for just 10 USD/user/month.

As “Project for the Web” is so easy to use, even for beginners, I would rather not waste time on a step by step guide (like I would had in the past). Instead, here are the three work experiences available for the Project Managers when managing their plan and schedule:

Traditional list view of all work that has been planned
Kanban style planning to manage work buckets and progress
Traditional Waterfall style Gantt view including ability to interact via drag’n’drop

Considering this release is targeting the scheduling activities, many organization might be looking for more advanced PPM capabilities as seen with Microsoft Project Online/Server. In this case, customers can extend “Project for the Web” by building a customized PPM experienced using a PowerApp (Model driven) together with the CDS database service. Imagine building custom entities like portfolios, setting relationsships and not having to think about the construction of the tables and datasets. That is exactly what the Common Data Service is all about.

At my company Projectum, we have even finalized a ready to go solution, wrapping PPM capabilties around the new “Project for the Web”. Examples of this is shown here, and more information can be learned by navigating to https://powerppm.net

The same project but wrapped inside a PowerApp solution “PowerPPM”
Working with the schedule from inside the PowerApp solution “PowerPPM”
Data insights delivered by Power BI inside the PowerApp solution “PowerPPM”

To learn more about the new Project experience “Project for the Web”:
https://products.office.com/en-us/project/project-management-software

To learn more about Projectums “PowerPPM” solution go here:
https://powerppm.net

To learn more about Projectum go here:
https://projectum.com

Thank you!

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