Deep integration with Microsoft Planner
Imagine this: you create a task in MSProject that requires action from a task owner. You click the Link to Planner button and go through the linking process (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/brismith/2017/08/29/microsoft-planner-linking-plans-to-a-project-task/#comment-48795). But instead of just being a link to the Planner plan, you actually see the task as a card on the plan, with Task Name, Start Date, Finish Date, and Resources all being pulled from MSProject to Planner. And you can add more tasks from MSProject to Planner, each as its own card. You then add this plan to a tab on Teams, and people can go from the plan to the document they're tasked to work on and back to the plan to mark their task complete, which then pushes back to MSProject as a completed task.
Wouldn't that be awesome?!
We hear you – thanks for the feedback. Please keep sharing your scenarios and your asks here. We want to make sure we have a great experience between Project and Planner.
Eric Chan commented
Can MS Project 2016 Professional support planner integration
Thomas Riener commented
You describe a process that we project managers would really need in order to collaborate with the team and manage the project at the same time. Would be very good to get this implemented.
Emil Kjeldsteen commented
Sound super awesome and really like something i would could use in my everyday work.
I work with ship building, where I'm managing a small team working on a big project, which i would love a scenario like this to help manage the projects in the long term.
Erik Nasby commented
I just purchased Project Professional license thinking I could already do this. What good does a simple link to a Project Plan do? Please provide an update on the status. This would be so awesome!!
Hanne Schou commented
Imagine a departement Can have a complete view in project across a number of tasks create in various planners - team could mark if the task in planner to be included or not
Have there been any updates on this integration that has been planned for more than a year now?
Andrew Jewson commented
If I've understood correctly here people are requesting that integration is one to one from a Project Task to a Planner task rather than one to many (i.e. one Project Task to a whole Planner plan). Correct?
In which case the request seems the best route forward for the integration and is probably what most people would assume it will do and would make an excellent choice for many organisations.
Michael Avello commented
Please also enable team members to use Planner as a user interface to update their tasks. Actually, having complete integration and real-time, two-way interoperability between Project Online Professional, Planner, Teams, and Azure DevOps would be awesome. This would be great for organizations where work, demand, and availability are tracked across projects as well as operational activities that are not specific to any one project. Thanks.
Nick Ferraro commented
Definitely anxious to see planner and project integration. The ability to add and update tasks and status would be so useful (two-way) and be able to create a plan in planner from existing project plan or vice versa . Please keep us posted as to the progress.
How can we be notified once this service is in place?
Being able to link a plannar item and a task in project would be ideal for those not wanting to work with gantt charts, but still allows for a gantt chart planning view and task linking.
Having this planned is ok, but delivering this functionaility quickly would be appreciated more.
Do you have any update on this. I am currently using FluentPro to achieve this integration, but a full license is cost prohibitive for a small company.
Tinus Erasmus commented
HI, do you have any feedback on when you will be able to have this update ready? There is various other companies offering solutions to this issues already.
Hector Gutierrez commented
For a high price, PPM Works and others seems to have cracked this integration. I'm a bit disappointed Project Online doesn't do this natively. If this update happens, or Project Online gets richer agile features, I would likely make the upgrade to Online.
Tamara Frey commented
Hi Project team, same question as Pamela. Are there any news on when to expect this feature? Nothing on the roadmap I've seen. Several customers are asking for this feature so at least a timeline would be great.
Pamela Jones commented
Hello Microsoft Project Team,
Are there any updates since Oct 2018?
In teams keep the TAB name in sync with the name of the planner plan (or rather: the TAB name should BE the planner plan name), so if the name changes it gets updated also in Project online
James Ward commented
Ideal usage scenario:
1) Top level project plan created in MSP
2) individual responsibility plans created in planner
3) links established in MSP to plan with following hierarchy:
Dependencies can then be established to other tasks within the msp file, driving subsequent work.
when adding a link, hide the plans that are already linked
When a link is made, display the name of the team/group together with the name of the plan
keep the name of the project task and the planner plan in sync