I would like to have Project Web App in Microsoft Teams.
What are the top things from Project Online that you would expect to be able to do in Teams?
Would love to hear everyone’s thoughts.
As MVP, I would recommend project online should support:
Persona 1: team member (contibutor)
- View all tasks
- Filter own and/or non-completed tasks
- Filter on a time-period (e.g. view tasks in next months to plan absences)
- Ability to report % complete on own tasks
Persona 2: Project Coordinator/Project Manager
(in addition to persona 1)
- create/delete/assign tasks
- assign tasks
- change effort/duration
- add/remove dependencies
- recalculate project
Synchronisation capability between Microsoft project's Kanban and Scrum boards and Microsoft Planner. e.g. Planner Buckets = MSProject Sprints, Planner Progress = MSProject Kanban
We would want to use Teams to manage our project communication much like today as we use project sites as the single source of truth for project information (docs, issues, risks, etc.). Teams should combine the features of a project site with the Teams functionality e.g. chat, meetings, calling, etc. functionality of Teams making Teams the single source of truth of project information. When a new project is created a Team should be created with a template to provide the necessary project features; issues, risks, documents, schedule (from PWA), Timesheets, etc.
Travis B commented
I agree that integration needs to happen between PWA and Teams. I have used Flow to setup a rule to inform Teams when a project is created and it also sets up a Teams Channel for the project, but the two are not integrated with each other. It would be nice to have a Collaboration Quick Link on the PWA menu so the channel and project are linked together. What I want is to track everything that happens with a project including chat conversations and virtual meetings so everything is together. Right now, I have to go to too many different places in order to gather all the information.
I agree that a Team Site and Project Site need to act in the same way. Project is managed and executed by a Project Team and therefore the Project Site should be no different than a Team Site but only to have additional functionality to include Project specific activities.
Please add this.
IT Director commented
We are using Teams for project collaboration. The team needs to be able to easily see and interact with the project schedule, issue and risks. We would want to open the Project webapp within the teams window, similar to how other Microsoft apps like PowerBI, Excel, etc. open in the teams environment.
Greema Pande commented
Along with of Project Site that we get now, I would like to have one TEAM associated with every Project in PWA , so Project team can converse, share document and add other details as needed for TEAM. This will also give us one mailbox for each Project Team
Patrick Nehm commented
I would expect that a new project comes with a Team instead of an old fashioned subsite.
Basic scheduling and a Project Online Bot.
Josh Childs commented
There are some really good ideas below. From a user experience perspective with the advent of teams the best case scenario I can think of is allowing all of the project team work to occur through Teams (Communication, documentation, task completion/updating, time carding, etc.) and the project and portfolio management tasks like reporting, overall scheduling, and resource management being done centrally through PWA that require a broader view of the rest of the work going on in the environment. It would also be useful if at the end of a project the content that only exists in Teams (like chat content and any video calls recorded etc, could get archived with the project site.) In essence the team would replace the traditional project site.
Paul Danforth commented
When a Project is created in PWA with it's own project site, an Office 365 group should be created and use the same Sharepoint site also any project conversations are linked into Outlook. When the group/ project is connected to Teams then it could use the benefits of both tools, i.e. timelines, tasks, risks and also the ease of access of teams, chat and collaboration on documents. If project progress, milestones and tasks, Timesheet, risks etc where view able in Teams, maybe as an App or Tab, then it would make for an easy interface to the Project information.
The ability to have the conversation feature as in Teams is the biggest ask from my project teams. I don't know if that means being able to convert or update/upgrade the sharepoint sites to the modern versions that are more aligned with the Teams integration or bring the Teams discussion into SharePoint.
project should be available within the taps app list...( where project mgt from other are already!)
I want to connect a modern SharePoint team site (connected to O365 group) to a Project Online project. I can then connect that O365 group to my team. Really simple, requires work on your end to update the Project Online SharePoint templates.
Current experience is VERY old hat.
Kamal Kant Paliwal commented
I would like to create a team in MS Teams whenever I create project in Project Online. This integration should use project workspace (Project Site) created by PWA not by MS Teams so that all project related artifacts and structure I want to leverage from PWA. Allows user to subscribe events to get news feeds from Project Online like whenever new task is created or updated, added new team member or task ownership is changed, or task status etc.
Also allows user to see a kanban dashboard as a Teams tab for a project
In chat window have some action buttons to facilitates PM to assign task, update task and other daily routine work from chat window itself.
Gary Scott commented
I would like to see a connector from MS Teams to MS Project to upload the project plan. Pull in the similar functionality as Smartsheet, but with better import functionality and allow tasks to integrate with Planner by drag and drop or a right click drop down menu, auto-filling the task name(s) with the dates and resources from the MS Project plan.
Ian Bruckner commented
Each project should be a team, and the project site should be subsumed by a timesite... keeping functionality like the pdp, schedule / timeline, notebooks, and document library, but adding things like being able to have some materials just for the core project team, but also being able to engage a much larger group of stakeholders within the context of the project as well. IE... some chat messages are just for the eyes of the team doing the work, while some chats / announcements are much more wide scale. It would also be nice to have planner plans relate to certain project tasks to allow team members to plot out there work that doesn't quite rise to the level of needing to be in the ms project plan, just represented as a summary task, but still should maintain the relationship to the project, but all in the context of a single project.
@Microsoft Project Team. We need better integration of SharePoint Project Sites in Teams. We cant use Team-Sites, because our point of reference are Project Sites, and this is where our communication and collaboration focused. Teams are loosely-coupled and defined implicitly by users assigned to Projects.
Bas van der Wielen commented
The most important part is to replace the current project site with O365 Team sites, but I fully agree with the ideas of Stephani, that would make it very strong
Martin Griffiths commented
I would like to give a visual representation of all future projects i.e. from the projects view in project online to my team in MS Teams. If we can then link to the individual projects within teams even better.