More Interactive Capabilities with Project Tasks
This may have been covered somewhere else, but it would be nice to interact with a Project task with threaded comments, a way to link to a SharePoint online document rather than attaching a document, @mentions in task comments, #hashtags for tagging projects with attributes, tying into the Outlook calendar for resourcing (i.e. if someone's calendar is marked Out of Office that the resource calendar picks that up (maybe this is already the case), ability to set reminders on tasks based on certain criteria, conditional formatting. I don't mean to mention other products here, but a mashup between how Smarsheet and Wrike works would be ideal. We've hesitated with using Project because it's been so cumbersome, but maybe with some of these new features being rolled out we can get back to Project and Azure Boards with the Roadmap features to roll things up. We just need Project to be more collaborative with how we interact with tasks.
This is wonderful feedback, and a direction we are planning/headed in. We’d love more details from you and others to see what type of interactive capabilities are most crucial to see to be more successful with Project.
Thanks for sharing, feel free to ad more comments as they come up.
we really need @mention in planner and project online if its integrated into teams as a website this will really help collaboration
Let me write this a complex user story.
As a Project user, I should have the ability to perform and document all work associated with a task. I should be able to: update the status of the task; add or update a checklist for the task; specify a person who is accountable for the task (owner) and other people who are working on the task (collaborators); post a comment on the task including @mentions, links, emojis, attachments, bulleted or numbered lists; etc. - similar to formatted or rich posts in Teams. I should be able to do this in a way that is consistent within the M365 platform. In general, I want the collaboration experience consistence across my work platforms regardless I'm in To Do, Planner, or Project.
Really need comments to make tasks more collobarative.
It would also be able to associate meetings or block out specific parts of my calendar with either projects or tasks.
For example, when I am assigned a task that I think is going to take 4 hours. I should be able to drag that task to the outlook calendar and then say how many hours I intend to block off for that task. That information then should then automatically up date my task progress and/or time sheet.
If I start work on a document or spreadsheet I should be able to associate the work I am doing with a task. When I am finished/close the document it should ask me if I want to record that time against the task.
Brett Wyrick commented
Would love to see comment threads!
Megan Caldwell, PMP commented
Wonderful to hear.
I have so many ideas as we are really struggling to find a tool that works as a holistic solution.
Another idea would be able to have an add-in in the Office suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) to be able to associate a document with a project or a task directly from the app. Imagine this - a button that would be clicked in the Office app that would allow you to browse projects you have access too and then to be able to associate, or link, that document to the project or a specific project task. Then have the option to @mention someone to let them know the document is out there for their use/review.
Just a few of my ideas. I would LOVE to talk to a Project product manager or developer to share more verbally. Is that even possible?