Features Of Microsoft Project Office 365

I have a specific set of requirements that I need for MS Project Office 365.  We are looking at moving to the cloud solution however, I need to know if it will do the following:
 
 
1.       Build detailed Project and Program Schedules with at least the functionality of Project 2010 Pro (what we are using now)

2.       Have an integrated view of resources and dependencies across all programs

a.       The software should be able to identify where resource constraints exist at the group or individual level across all of the Project Schedules in the group.

b.      The software should be able to tie dependencies tasks (even if they have to be manually identified) between Project Schedules to ensure that delivery of the 2 or more project dependencies are aligned in delivery dates

1.       When a dependency task date shifts in one project plan, the system would automatically update the correlating project plan(s) with the new date and flag it as a change.

3.       Collaboration of Program and Project schedules (real time updates).  Similar to the item above in 2c1 but at the Portfolio level I want to be able to see a real time view of all Program and Project Plans in my group

 
Nice to have
The ability to work offline in MS Project (ideally the version we already have) and have it update the online version.
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Kanti PrasadCommented:
Hi

I have used Jira and was was seen demos of Atlassian and Versionone product. As we were more agile we used Jira. Below is the list which you can explore.

http://www.capterra.com/project-management-software/#infographic
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Dr. Thomas HenkelmannDirector Consulting ServicesCommented:
Hi,

please find my answers below:

1.       Build detailed Project and Program Schedules with at least the functionality of Project 2010 Pro (what we are using now)

Answer: Project for Office 365 is EXACTLY the same as Project 2013. So yes, you can do everything you did in Project 2010 and use many more new features e.g. reports.

 2.       Have an integrated view of resources and dependencies across all programs

Answer: Yes, there is a global resource pool with all the resources. For each project you pick the ones you need (TeamBuilder) and immediately can see their allocation across all projects. With the resource center you can see the resource load of every resource across every project.

 a.       The software should be able to identify where resource constraints exist at the group or individual level across all of the Project Schedules in the group.

Answer: yes, see above

 b.      The software should be able to tie dependencies tasks (even if they have to be manually identified) between Project Schedules to ensure that delivery of the 2 or more project dependencies are aligned in delivery dates

Answer: you can use the "old" cross project links or better use the new "deliverables" feature that comes with project server. The PM may mark specific milestones as deliverable and make them publicly available on the project site. Other PM then may select these and define dependencies to their own project's tasks.

 1.       When a dependency task date shifts in one project plan, the system would automatically update the correlating project plan(s) with the new date and flag it as a change.

Answer: both solutions above support this.

 3.       Collaboration of Program and Project schedules (real time updates).  Similar to the item above in 2c1 but at the Portfolio level I want to be able to see a real time view of all Program and Project Plans in my group

Answer: you build programs by defining enterprise custom fields e.g. "Program Name", then assign the same value to all projects of this program and finally group your views to see all pieces of a program with rollup of cost and work.

Regards

Thomas
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