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?
From a user/occasional project manager point of view, I want my tasks from across Microsoft 365.
If someone assigns a task to me I should have a central hub for those. Doesn't matter if it's done in Project, Planner, using the comment feature in Excel, or one I've added in To Do. One place, here's all your actions. Otherwise I'm just ending up with multiple e-mails, task list, day planners, and it's a mess.
It's happened with Planner, but I'm at a loss as to why it isn't already the case with Project For The Web.
Anik Roy commented
We have set up our workstreams in Planner within MS Teams and this is working well for the colleagues to manage the tasks they need to work on to achieve their milestones. But our manager needs to see an overview of the timeline with the main deliverables and dependencies, which is supported in MS Project but not in Planner. So being able to integrate our planner tasks into MS Project --OR-- having a better way in Planner to visualize the timeline is paramount.
We need the ability to integrate Project for the Web and MS Planner. The Project for the Web M365 Group integration is great, we can assign tasks to members; however if they do not have a Project license (thousands of standard non PM users) they can not update these assigned tasks. They would need to be able to view and update the tasks in Project without a project license, or we need to be able to have Project planner tasks assigned to users, viewable and editable for them in MS Planner. Otherwise, we assign tasks to users but they can never update them.
Project online is designed for project manager. Planer is designed for task taker with checking his own task and get notification. If there is not integration between Project online and Planner, how can MS project + O365 support from planning to successful exeuction?
As user, WE WANT OUT OF BOX INTEGRATION!
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J Cotis commented
For me and my colleagues, Project is for the Leadership Team and Planner is for the teams they manage. What we would like to be able to do is take task cards from project for the web and import them, docs, dates, checklists, everything, over to their local planner board and have the local teams card sync with our larger project plan. This way when the leadership team look at the project they can dip into the various cards and see how the local teams are doing, read any issues raised, etc, while still maintaining a strategic overview of our plan in Microsoft Project for the web.
Senthilkumar Palanidurai commented
This is much needed feature. Project managers needs license to manage schedule, Team members assigned to this task should able to see the task in Planner or "Tasks By Planner or Todo" App. To update task status team member does not need project license. Is anyone from Project Team looking at user voice. Or Microsoft does not wants to implement to get more license on Project plan. MS Teams made collaboration much easier, but Project for web is not mature enough to support collaboration. Mention, Comments , Planner integration should be considered for road map item.
In my opinion one of the best integrations you could develop if its possible is a way to escalate.
Many of my teams members simply want to be able to work from their planner app. We use "Tasks by Planner" for much of our employee workflow. "Tasks by Planner" lets our employees see all of their tasks from multiple teams, also all their to-do list items. If we could simply add Microsoft Project to that list then our users would get x1 more set of tasks in the same "tasks by planner" widget in MS Teams or on their phones.
The issue is that many groups have a hard time splitting tasks between Planner and Project. Managers want to use project for better tracking/Power BI integration but users enjoy Planner. As long as my employees can still see, complete, and edit their tasks from the "Tasks by planner" or Microsoft To-do app then we wouldn't have as much push back from users.
Oliver Lennartz commented
Please go ahead! Only a notification Mail and tasks shown in tasks by planner & to do
Dear Admin, How can you make it simple for team members using Microsoft Teams, to have a single portal to access their tasks across multiple teams that use Tasks by Planner and Project for the Web. Team members appreciate Tasks by Planner for simplicity to access all assigned actions from their personal portal view. It would be great for tasks assigned to individuals in Project for the Web to be accessible in Tasks by Planner, providing one portal to all assignments (big and small). Eliminate complexity, increase efficiency and improve execution for team members.
Oliver Lennartz commented
I am not sure if the purpose of the idea is well explained.
I think the missing part is only the notification and overview of the tasks.
If somebody gets a task he should receive an E-Mail notification.
Depending / linked tasks should be released automatically when the former task is completed.
Additional the tasks should be part of "tasks by planner and to do"
I believe Microsoft will not implement it because it's a feature, which is make the tool too userfriendly, that people will prefer project for the web instead of MS project. :(
Darwin Liem commented
I the way I see it, we need two way because
1. project web is to plan the work and each task should be initially deployed to planner
2. the team works on the planner and on each progress status and updates on the project web
3. the update should preserve the existing Gantt time frame, but adding a new realization line (it help us understand if there is deviation compared to planning)
I hope Admin can understand what I meant
1200 votes, 200 comments, almost 2 years later and... nothing.
Could you give an update on this? Seems to be very vital integration to a lot of users
If assigning tasks to people in a Projects tab shall add any value these tasks need to pop up when my team is checking their "tasks by planner and to do" within MS Teams.
At the moment I assign activities in my project (in the teams tab), but they don't show up in the summary of tasks I have in all my team plans or to-do lists.
Jo Merten Egerland commented
Can we have an update on this? @microsoft
Sid Emory commented
I'm not sure why we are waiting for this. If the Project Team hasn't integrated this then they are waiting on something that we don't know about or maybe Project collaboration isn't important to Microsoft. This feature is such a vital feature and it would increase sales of their product. Maybe they are working on Project online to modernize it. But not having this is a deal-breaker because I have to purchase another product from another vendor to move the data from Project to Planner.
Why use Project if I can't easily assign the tasks through the new Microsoft O365 environment?
Come on Microsoft, this idea has the most votes. You're just driving big teams to other providers because of this simple integration missing. Planner works perfectly in Teams for managing tasks, just integrate Project as a step up for the project manager to bring everything together
Mario Freitas Junior commented
Tasks generated in Project for the Web should be available for end-users to see them in To-Do
Mario Freitas Junior commented
The Board tab in Project for the Web should be the Planner itself! There is no reason to keep both Planner and Board tab, they have exactly the same function and capabilities. Just make them the same thing!