Many people learn about project management in business school, but plenty of others have to pick up project management skills on the fly. RationalPlan Single Project is a great program for both experienced and novice project managers. This full-featured project management tool walks users through the entire management process, making it a perfect solution for novices who need some guidance, but its capabilities are befitting an experienced project manager.
The program's interface is plain and not particularly attractive, but it's extremely easy to navigate. Each step of the project management process is listed in a tree hierarchy on the left side of the interface, and users simply move through each of the steps to complete their project planning. There are places to enter general information about the project, set schedules, and explore assumptions, constraints, and risks. Users can create a work breakdown structure, schedule tasks, and assign resources. The program offers a variety of different views and charts to help users track each project's progress and cost. We liked that the program contains serious project management tools, while also designed with novice users in mind; optional project guide details can be displayed at the top of the interface, explaining each component of the program, and the online Help file is well-written and thorough. Overall, we think RationalPlan Single Project is a great choice for project managers of any experience level.
RationalPlan Single Project installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of RationalPlan Single Project 3.17.1. The trial version is limited to 20 tasks only.