Project for the web: Add existing Planner capabilities (e.g. document attachments, checklists, priority)
Add existing Planner capabilities to the task details of Project for the Web (e.g. document attachments, checklists, priority, comments). Also @mentioning as new feature would be great.
We really appreciate your feedback about this topic.
Everyone now has the ability to add attachments to tasks in Project for the web!
We are also looking into bringing other Planner features into Project for the web. Please keep letting us know what you would like to see.
James Ward commented
Project 1 should be planner + gantt, resourcing & roadmaps. Anything less and there's little point, especially as you're looking at a solution to promote a Plan to a Project - where does that extra info go? does it get lost?
Very keen n being able to use attachments, checklists and priorities using subtasks. Looking forward.
Devis Pecoraro commented
All Planner functionalities should be added!
I am particularly keen on checklists which is a very convenient way of keeping the plan high level and closer to agile methodologies. As suggested by others checklist tasks should be managed as subtasks in the Gantt view which will then allow individual assignments (been waiting a long time for this!!)
Add planners features: attachments, conversations,.. make it easy to share the plan as a link like Planner
When adding a task on Board, it should appear automatically under the same bucket not in the bottom!!
Add the critical path features like MS project
How can I change the calendar working days?
Document attachments, checklists, priorities, comments and Microsoft To-Do Integration.
Stephen Little commented
Planner can be kept reasonably high level (and therefore practical) because of the extra details which can be captured in the cards (such as the checklist / description etc).
Project for web in board view is not supporting that same high level of simplicity since all tasks show on the board. Three suggestions:
1) Enable the board view to have more filter / view options. One new option I'd like to see is that the board can show only tasks which are deliverables; explained further below.
2) Allow summary tasks to have a flag which allows them to be visible on a "Deliverables" board view.
3) In the board, Instead of the cards for those "deliverables" tasks showing a checklist, they would show the child tasks. Ticking the checkbox would completes the subtask, the overall start and end dates of the deliverable would be dictated by the min and max dates of the child tasks etc.
I’m missing a view read only option in planner, to allow stakeholders to see, but not interact with the tasks. I would also like to see some more rolebased security and filters in general, when certain project members have very small roles or things are sensitive you could create sort rings level1,2,3 or interlinking between various projects need to grow more robust because then you can split it across various projects and have the scheduling engine interact between projects.
Curt Brasel commented
Planner has some lacking abilities that have prevented us from migrating users from similar platforms like basecamp. For example, it's valuable for users to see all of the tasks when using a Calendar view. Planner only shows a handful and users have to click to see the rest. Basecame shows all tasks for a calendar view so there's no additional mouse clicks. This is extremely helpful in the mobile version as well; so users can see all of the tasks for that calendar. Additionally, it would be nice to give users the ability to color code tasks versus using the "color tabs" that Planner has.
James Ward commented
Project 1 should really just be Planner with Gantt, resourcing and roadmaps.
Why there's a lack of fundamental Planner features in this new program baffles me.
In my coorperation we have become quite depended on planner. We use it daily! MS Project seems to be the next step for us. But it will be hard if we will loose functionality from Planner. We use both priority, labels, comments, attachments and so on. Also the ability to group and filter by several criterias such as assigned to, prioriy, label etc. I'm hopping this is the plan to bring over eventually so we'll wait until this is in place so we can give the new MS project a real try.
German Henriquez commented
Comments please and integration with office365 groups inbox in the sama way that Planner.
Oz Oscroft commented
The key fields which are available in Planner which I'd like to see in Project tasks are:
- Priority (very useful as you may have a top-priority task which can't be done for some time)
- Attachments (absolutely necessary to easily link to relevant information)
- Tags (Adds flexibility for how to highlight tasks)
- Comments (crucial for an audit trail of who did what, when - also great that they push notifications out to others who are assigned to the task to keep them updated)
I'm not worried about checklist items as they should be setup as sub-tasks.
This would be awesome, but honestly you could just make P4W an upgrade to Planner instead... https://microsoftproject.uservoice.com/forums/914203-project-for-the-web/suggestions/39219451-project-for-the-web-p4w-should-just-be-an-upgrad
Not sure why the Project team needed another app, they already have Project for Desktop, Project Pro, Project Online, Project Web App, and now Project for the Web. This should just be Planner - in fact it isn't much different than Planner, just has Grid and Timeline view which would be awesome for Planner in general! Just upgrade Planner and add the ability to sync Planner with Project for task sections. Anyone not in the Office 365 Group doing the work can have access to the Roadmap/Project plan, and then the Planner updates needed tasks in Project.
Project for the Web just seems like a cash grab and a good way to cripple Planner in the long run if all the better updates go to Project instead of Planner.
Not so concerned with checklists (those can be sub tasks) and I believe comments are there? Attachments would be great.