Two way integration with microsoft planner and Microsoft projects
Have full in depth integration between microsoft planned and Project to ensure the reach is greater and not limitted to the Project environment, Ideally it should also link to PWA and the full Microsoft Projects.
Hi everyone – thanks for the feedback so far. In regards to Planner & Project for the web, we are definitely listening to these scenarios and thinking about how to improve them!
Would helping import from Planner to Project be helpful in this case, and enabling teams to work in Project?
I read a lot of comments on making sure we can leverage full Planner capabilities in Project, team members being able to see and complete their task, and not wanting to “re-write” and “move” tasks over. Are these the most important scenarios for us when thinking about this area?
Being able to see and complete tasks in Planner/Teams, without all members needing to have Project licenses and know how, would enable us to distribute work tasks far more efficiently.
Then once those tasks are completed in Planner, controlling the synchronization of their status and associated timestamp back into the parallel task in Project would be ideal (for instance, if the PM can roll over a task in Project and see "[name] marked this complete at [time] on [date]").
Olaf van Tol commented
For me this: ", team members being able to see and complete their task, and not wanting to “re-write” and “move” tasks over. Are these the most important scenarios for us when thinking about this area?" is indeed the most important scenario
I'm wondering now with what's been shown at Ignite that Microsoft will now make us try to go and buy Project Operations on Dynamics so we can see all our work in one place.
Without seeing the tasks from PFTW in "Task of ..." in Teams, it is far away from good.
Omar Warrak commented
Hi, do you have an update on this? Is it going ahead, if so when? If it is not, why not? As a lot of people have mentioned below it is a critical integration and as you can see, has over 1k votes! We have developed with a consultant a work around flow to push tasks from PFTW to Planner however it is far from ideal!
One of the biggest pros for MS products is integration. Its what sets it apart from the competition. To not have cross integration with Planner (its own family) is beyond belief. This should be a fundamental feature.
Not all employees will use Project, but a lot will use Planner as its more relatable to them. Currently im working on a Project and want to assign to another use without them having to learn a new app.
Needs integration between Project, planner and To Do.
This is really a must have and not a nice to have feature. In order to have a stramlined workflow where both team members and the responsible PM/PL are able to synchronize their working environments are essential. Please implement this functionality asap. It´s vital.
Current state update by Microsoft would be great.
Users love and are used to work with MS Teams, ToDo and Planner.
They want to manage tasks in one place- what is possible with ToDo/Planner integration within Teams for example.
This feature could be improved:
e.g. Tasks from Planner/Todo/Project on the web
Quote useless without integration with Planner/ToDo/Teams.
Hi Microsoft. Thanks for Project for Web. As an interim I'd recommend building out some Power Automate templates to make at least one-way updates from Project Web > Planner. I realize this may not be synced but at least the initial assignment will appear in planner.
We are taking a trial now and I agree with the comments. We do need sync, at the moment it's pretty useless. Our colleagues work on projects on external sites, we need to provide them tasks that they can see and tick off on a mobile app. They are getting used to using ToDo for that. There is no alternative to that in Project for the web in any way, we can't see tasks assigned to us.
Project for the web is only good for gantt charts, so we can plan, but after the planning phase, it becomes unusable.
ToDo is good for the work phase, because it collects all the tasks from everywhere, so we each of us can see what needs to be done on that day, they can be ticked off when done, and it has a mobile app, so everyone can use it. They should sync (either through Planner or not)
Joseph Wise commented
Agree with all the comments. Users assigned to tasks need to have the ability to mark the task complete and update progress. Our team is piloting this for our entire enterprise.. we had a collective grown when we completed the first project meetings with our project teams and just assumed the users assigned to tasks would be able to update their tasks assigned to them. We also assumed that assigned tasks would just show up in our todo “my tasks” lists just like they do in planner. Basically what every is saying that its cost prohibitive to expect ever resource on a project to have a p1 license just so they can update tasks statuses .
I agree with the comments here. Task assigned in P4TW need to have the option to be pushed to Planner. Two way sync may be more complex. One way copy is better than nothing at this point
Benji Kauth commented
In order for tasks to be useful, they must show up in Planner & To-Do. Otherwise it's turning a management view into nothing for work being performed in Planner and To-Do. Two-way sync is essential for adoption. Otherwise, it's just silly.
Arnaud REBY (ŌPUN) commented
A full two way integration with MS PLANNER and MS PROJECTS (P4TW especially) would be REALLY useful to enable full task management capabilities in the MS environnement.
Project managers need to ensure tasks are disptached to their owner. And the best place to deliver them and enable people to have a complete view ot their tasks is Planner.
For the moment, people have to juggle between TO DO, PLANNER and PROJECT. TO DO and PLANNER TASKS are now integrated in TEAMS.
TASKS from PROJECTS should follow.
John Little commented
My proposal is this: PMs can create and assign tasks to a resource (assuming the resource is in their group) in project for web. This creates a task in Planner for the individual resource w/ edit access. The resource uses Planner to manage their task(s) and edits show up in project for web. Push notifications to the PM when changes to status, start date, and end date are made.
Doing this kind of integration would be extremely valuable and i wouldn't hesitate to implement Project for Web across my org.
Ruben van Bochove commented
I agree with lot of the comments below. It will be logical that you have some kind of overview of taks over all projects and that a project created in PFTW automaticly is added to PWA (Project Online) ánd therefore tot Project Desktop (Project Professional).
An other anoying thing is the unclearness of all the different names. Due to a long session with support because my installatie was not executed. I found out that the roadmap funcionality is not included in the Project plan 3 licence for PWA, the feature is simply not there. That means if you want to use this feature, collaboration between al project related platforms and programs is vital to be able to share multiple project overviews with customers. I can tell you I was very disapointed that the licence structure and different subscription effects are not clear when you read about Project Plan 1, 3 or 5. At that level it all looks integrated and that is surley not the case. I think you should be clear about that too. I am lokking for an outer solution but I realy hope a company like Microsoft has the resources to act swift to some essentials in this Project software as a whole.
I agree with the importance of this feature as described on all prior comments. I would just like to add that this is so important and useful, that third party companies have already filled in the gap such as this one: https://ppmworks.com/project-and-planner-sync/
I might have to stop using my Microsoft Project/Sharepoint/Power BI structure if this is not implemented as I wish to move on to working with agile project management.
Being able to synchronize a Planner plan with a project in Project For The Web with unique task items between both tools Planner and Project for The Web.