To Do Integration
Similar to Planner's.
What's there to "think about"? If I have work that needs to be done, it seems obvious I'd want to manage all my tasks in one place.
I noticed you're currently adding many Planner capabilities to Project. As Planner "feeds" ToDos today, I'd think having Project do the same would be key to ensuring Project is a closed-loop, fully functional product.
D Watson commented
I also agree that this seems a no brainer. If you're working from To do for daily tasks, it makes sense that you can see your project tasks in To do as well. Disappointing to see that you've been thinking about this for so long, can you stop thinking and start doing?
Nate Barber commented
I'm very disappointed to find that tasks created in "Project for the Web" do not appear in To Do. What's the point of using Project then?
referring to Justin's comment on 23rd April 2021.
Yes, I would also not want "to look for tasks in multiple locations". My thinking is, to have in my MPP project file on the server just a longer mid-level task, i.e. mechanical design. for this mechanical design, there would be a Plan in Planner, linked to the 'mechanical design channel in the Team in that particular team.
In case the task in my project file would sync to the total length of all tasks on this Plan in Planner, I would have the possibility to let me respective team to handle all of their various tasks by themselves. In case things are late, and the team changes duration of their task in the plan, my corresponding task in MS Project would show this change of duration. In case all the task are closed in Planner if the team is quicker, I would also get this direct feedback into my MS project plan.
I do not have the luxury that everyone in my team would have a full Project license, so it is only me the project manager working with large "overview" project plan, but the team would have their current main tasks handled by themselves, but with a feedback into the overall project plan.
The linkage of a task in MS Project to a Plan in Planner, eases my life to quickly jump to the list of task in the respective area and check what's going on. Yes, there are regular update meetings, but if at any time in between, I want to have a look, I would be able to do that or to leave a comment in the Planner task for my team members.
I totally agree, a "Two way integration with Microsoft planner and Microsoft projects" would be more than highly appreciated!
Having a large development team in my projects, the corresponding project plans (mpp's on PWA) for the parallel development of multiple products, become difficult to to understand and read for the team members. We, the handful of project managers in my organization and at our partners organization are well able to work with the large MS project plans, but our team members struggle with such large mpp's.
A close integration and sync feature to Plans in Planner would be a way out of it. The scenario would be a bit like this:
We use TEAMs intensively, having in each TEAM in TEAMs multiple channels, basically for each development area/discipline a channel: electronics, mechanics, driver, purchasing, qualification, quality, etc. This way, each small group of people can 'work' within their channels. We also share those channels as folders via sharepoint and one drive (across organizations).
What I would like to be able to do is, to create in each channel in TEAMS a Plan in Planner assigner to the corresponding channel. Each small group would have their, easier to oversee, Plan in Planner to coordinate their current tasks. The team members can organize their work with additional buckets within each Planner Plan.
It would be great to sync those planner Plans from each channel in my TEAM in TEAMs to the large MS Project Plan (mpp on PWA). With this, the team members could view, sort, organize, update, edit, etc. their tasks easier in Planner (even within the TEAMs window) and we project managers would get that feedback (progress and date information) synced into our plans.
My feeling is that such a integration of Planner/ToDo via TEAMs to Ms Project (PWA) would be the logical next step to bring PWA and Planner together.
I am actively discouraging the adoption of this because I do not want to look for tasks in multiple locations.
Matt Gibson commented
Agree with everyone, without integration with To Do or a user's calendar this product is unusable.
Pretty pointless releasing it to the ***** in this state...
Shame as it's got real potential...
Erich Delcamp commented
Yes! This a key missing piece in the task & project management ecosystem in M365. Our users have too many tools as it is. Time to start unifying the experience for them so they can focus on what we ask them to do...in To-Do. Until then, Project for the Web will be a really nice web PM tool that we won't use because nobody wants to look in multiple places for their daily assignments.
I think there is a difference between work tasks and assigend project activities. It's not unusual to have a project activity assigend to me ongoing for many weeks. I dont want to see that activity every day in my To Do view.
However: There NEEDS to be a view where I can see ALL project activities assigned to me across all projects. If this is also what you're missing please consider voting & commenting here:
Why are they avoiding the integration with either To Do or Planner?
Project for the Web is so close to being usable for our team. The last two items are 1) The email notifications which are coming soon, 2) Integration with To-Do lists! There just has to be a rolled up view for the team members. They might have 1 task across 4 projects and it's not productive for them not to see this in one view. Integration with To-Dos would be perfect and I hope this makes it on the dev roadmap soon!
John Little commented
This really is a no brainer. Team members need a space where they easily see their tasks across all projects; PMs need a space where they can easily see all tasks across their project.
I think you've done a great job developing tools for each role, project for web for the PM and planner/to-do for the individual, but your goal should be to help the roles work together. Please make this happen because I believe your products (Teams + To-Do/Planner + PfW) are knocking on the door of being an exceptional environment for project management.
What's there to think about? Where else will you see all your tasks in one place?
Glenn McClellan commented
I would like to echo the sentiment here. asking us and our users to embrace Project online over planner without pushing all task assignments to ToDo and Task by Planner is a complete non-starter. I walked into project with an assumption this functionality was already here as it just made sense.
If I can't control all the places tasks are generated from, I should be able to at least view them in one area. Several types of fish, one pond.
Moving to Project is a complete non-starter if it doesn't integrate with To Do. That is the place we've instructed our employees to find ALL of their tasks. We'll stick with the free Planner for now.
Ruben van Bochove commented
This looks like a no brainer, I have to say I thought this was already the case when I decided to start using Project...
Julian Junker commented
This integration would be a huge improvement.
Jonathan Schroeder commented
Microsoft has several options for project/task management (Outlook Tasks, One Note to do, MS To Do, MS Planner, etc.)
Users need a centralized place where they can view all of their tasks in one place.
Cambria Griffin commented
Ease the end user task management by bringing project tasks into the To Do app space. To Do is great to organize and build personal priority list, but it's incomplete without Project tasks.