Project Viewer Lite Project Viewer Lite


Project Viewer Lite is a tool directed at staff and project stakeholders who need to be informed of aspects of the project plan and execution, throughout the project lifecycle. The project viewer can be utilized prior and during project reviews, in progress tracking, initiating change requests, and other actions that have direct bearing on the project, whilst preserving the project integrity and full retention of control by the Project Manager.

Project Viewer Lite has been designed for ease and speed of use and accuracy of rendered information. The traditional Windows user interface is employed, as it offers direct and unimpeded access to and use of the available commands without claiming additional screen space or need to follow complicated workflows.

Initially, Project Viewer Lite was conceived as a viewer for MSPDI (MS Project Data Interchange) .xml format, and was gradually extended to handle .mpp files as well. Recently added (v1802) functionality allows using actual viewing data from .mpp files, rather than rely only on the predefined views in Project Viewer Lite. One can view 2007 .mpp files, as if they were produced using MS Project 2010, 2013 or 2016, and in any other combinations of MS Project editions. Imported views from MS Project can be modified, configured and saved for later use. Configurable views allow maintenance of common look of the displayed data for all project stakeholders and staff involved.

Project Viewer Lite has been designed for speed and ease of use. Its resemblance to MS Project paves the way to a wealth of widely available applicable information and tutorials. One can use the searh tool above to get information about terms and parameters of MS Project that have been made available in Project Viewer Lite in any language that MS Project supports. This Viewer retains its traditional Windows user interface as it offers direct and unimpeded access to and use of all available commands.

Present day project management often involves cross-border and cross-language project planning and project execution. A unique feature included in Project Viewer Lite is the ability to dynamically switch between languages according to a project stakeholder or staff understanding and preference. The set of built in user interface languages is growing and presently includes English, French (second iteration), German, Russian, Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian.

As of Version 1802 we shall publish updates every other month at the earliest, as PVL is reaching fair degree of stability on existing functionality. However, there may still be errors and we are working hard to eliminate them, so that best user experience is achieved.

Some items in the menus and dialogs are grayed out - this means that they may have been disabled in the workflow or are not available in Project Viewer Lite. There are a few cases of these, which may be confusing at times, but saves us the trouble of imposing padlocks here and there.

If one needs description of MS Project terms and parameters are needed you can use the Search at the top of the page. The search has been customised to include the languages that are supported in Microsoft Project.

A commercial version of the viewer, among other tools, is forthcoming and will be released when we are certain that high degree of stability is reached.

If you find a bug you can send brief description of bugs and/or comments using the Contact page. Dont't worry if the bug found is not a bug - there have been cases where we have found bugs around the "not a bug". We shall respond as soon as possible. Your input is appreciated.