Have you used the program?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by drsogr, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    I am back into the business world now...as many of you may or may not know. Anyway I was sent on a 2 day training session for Microsoft Project. I was just curious if anybody has ever used the program for the business needs? I came away really impressed with the program. Its a great program for scheduling your normal work loads (everyday lawn maintenance guys). Or for scheduling out your big landscape projects.

  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Before working in the landscape field I was an engineer. I ran project on the big research projects where there were multiple vendors, suppliers, etc. Its a GREAT scheduling tool and you can link tasks so that as one starts to lag or overrun you can see how the overall project will be delayed...if at all.

    However, I have yet to use it for my landscape jobs just because I've never been on a job more than a week or two...one job was three weeks but that was due to inclement weather. However, if your business is running multiple crews and utilizing a few suppliers, etc. its a great tool.

    IMO, its fairly easy to work with.

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