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  1. Agile boards in PWA

    The new agile features added to Project are good for planning. Key aspect of agile is communication in teammembers, so access to the plan/boards for team is very important.
    It can be sufficient just display the boards in project site or in PWA.

    67 votes
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      10 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi all -

      We’re planning on bringing our boards online – but we want to make sure we do it the right way for you all. We started this in the Client, and we’ll be using feedback on the Client boards features to help bring the boards to Project Online.

      Please continue leaving feedback on the Project Client boards, and we’ll let you know when this feature is available online!

      ~J

    • Roadmap allow zooming to quarters and years.

      Roadmap zoom should be allow to zoom down to quarters or years. This would allow viewing Roadmaps that are many years in the planning.

      27 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Roadmap  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi everyone!

        Thanks for this suggestion. Please keep sharing what level of zoom you use Roadmaps for!

        Here are some questions that can spark discussion in the comments that can help us build the right scenarios into Roadmap:

        What duration do you use the Roadmap (1 quarter, 1 year, 5 years…etc)? What type of work are you tracking to use this time period? Would you use multiple views or stay on one – and why?

        Thanks everyone, looking forward to reading comments and discussions in this topic!

        ~J

      • Allow organisations to customise the Project Home landing page to include company information

        Many organisations already have a sort of landing page or home page for Project Online, where the default site collection (typically PWA) acts as a storefront for going to different PWAs for different departments for example. This landing page typically includes links to training materials, process guides and support contacts, as well as tiles/promoted links for other PWAs.

        The new Project Home landing page should be customisable, to allow organisations to add standard content for the end user. This helps user adoption, especially for non-project managers who may typically head straight for a specific Project Center that they have saved…

        23 votes
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        • Roadmap to add project summary task

          When adding items to a row, Roadmap does not allow adding project summary row. This would be good feature because Roadmap can show start and end of project.

          20 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Roadmap  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Integration of Roadmap in Teams

            Add a connector in Teams to lez us show a roamap as a tab in a teams channel

            18 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Roadmap  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi Kurt!

              Thanks for the suggestion. We’d love to learn more about your scenarios of using Roadmap with Teams from you and others! (Ex. What would you expect to do in the Roadmap from Teams?). Any comments and responses around this topic are extremely helpful to us.

              For now, a temporary solution is to add the URL of a Roadmap as a “Website” in Teams.

              ~J

            • Roadmap needs ability to add rows for proposed projects

              Roadmap needs ability to add rows for proposed projects. Currently way to do this, requires me to create a dummy project and published.

              17 votes
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                7 comments  ·  Roadmap  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi all!

                Thanks for the suggestion. We’d love to understand more around this scenario.

                Would you be adding tasks and milestones? Do you ever expect to connect this row to a project, or create a project? What happens after the proposal state to the row? Why else would you be creating blank rows and tasks? Would you have a roadmap with both types of rows?…

                The comments below are very helpful already, so please keep them coming! We want to better understand why customers need this scenario fulfilled.

                ~J

              • Add Jira integration

                Love the current vision for roadmaps as it was presented at Ignite 2018. It would be great to see more integration. Efforts as soon as the tool matures and people start working with it.

                For instance, besides Azure Boards, Planner and project online/new project service. It would be great to get a connection with Jira.

                In The Netherlands this tool is almost always available in IT departments for clients I visit. And there is a real need to get a overview on all Project and agile efforts across the organization.

                Regards,
                Erik van Hurck

                17 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Roadmap  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi all!

                  We would love to learn more about this suggestion. What types of Jira projects are you expecting to connect? What type of Jira issues would you want to bring in? What interactions would you expect with the Jira connection in Roadmap?

                  Any comments and suggestions here would be helpful for us to better understand this scenario.

                  Thanks!
                  ~J

                • Modern SharePoint and Project Online

                  Modern SharePoint and Project Online
                  MS has made ALOT of feature improvements with the modern SharePoint. However not all those features extend to Project online.

                  I'd like to be able to replace my project detail pages with the more robust PowerApps and Flow.
                  Those PDP are so old school and do not allow much in the way of dynamic content.

                  15 votes
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                  • Roadmap export

                    I'd like the ability to export or print a roadmap to PDF to make it easier to share for status reporting with non-Project users.

                    11 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Roadmap  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hey all!

                      We want to understand this scenario better. Why do you want to export/print to PDF/Powerpoint? Is the scenario you’re trying to solve just sharing Roadmap to non Project users? Would a read-only share mode be something you’re looking into?

                      We’d love to hear more comments and scenarios around what you’re trying to solve here!

                      ~J

                    • Display task progress (percent complete) on the added task on Project Roadmap

                      For each task row added to the Project Roadmap, the added row should pull in the % complete information from Project Online, just like a tracking gantt view is displayed in Project.

                      10 votes
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                      • Roadmap: Keep associated Flow names in sync with roadmap name changes

                        If you set up a roadmap and link to a Project / Board without the Roadmap name being updated from "Untitled Roadmap", the Flow name is "Untitled roadmap - {row name} - {GUID}". When you then set a Roadmap name or even later change the name, you can't tell which Flows are associated to which Roadmaps. Can the Flow names be kept in sync with the Roadmap names? Maybe even prefix all Flow names with "Roadmap: {Roadmap Name} - {row name} - {GUID}" so that all the Roadmap Flows are clearly identifiable?

                        10 votes
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                        • Project Home - Create New -EPT control

                          The tiles under Create New Project are for all EPTs and methods - including ones our organization cannot support & that cause data to be created and stored outside of our enterprise resource environment.

                          Please allow configuration of the tiles that appear under Create New, or at the least allow EPTs to be deactivated in PWA.

                          10 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Home  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for the suggestion. It looks like you are using a custom pwa site and the create new project button is redirecting users to the default pwa site which has some epts present.

                            If that is the case, we are providing support for non-default sites and with that this problem should go away.

                            Do let us know more on this?

                          • Project Home: Add possibilty to set default PWA settings via Powershell

                            It should be possible to set this setting via PowerShell for all users as a tenant admin (e.g. set a link by department for an IT and a Finance instance) and set a new default link for new users.

                            9 votes
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                            • Love Roadmaps. Need a single reporting canvas Can we integrate them into Power BI reports and Dashboards?

                              Love Roadmaps. Need a single reporting canvas Can we integrate them into Power BI reports and Dashboards?

                              9 votes
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                              • Enable the Recent project list and cards to be configurable + sorting

                                Enable the Recent project list and favorites cards to be configurable to show more data. As Project Home works across multiple PWA instances, each with potentially different configuration, allowing up a fixed number of intrinsic fields would be good. Maybe up to 5 additional intrinsic fields. Then enable sorting on the Recent project list using the column headers. Also provide the ability to sort the favorites cards too using the data displayed on the cards.

                                9 votes
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                                • Better Integration with O365

                                  Would like to see better integration between PWA and the O365 suite. For example. I want to see all my PWA sites in Outlook similar to how I see Groups today. I want to be able to link a Team to a PWA site, or create a team with a PWA site. I want to be able to see all project tasks assigned to me in Outlook and ToDo.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • 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…

                                    8 votes
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                                      Hi Megan!

                                      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.

                                      ~J

                                    • Outlook tasks

                                      Add the ability to integrate the Project Task with my Outlook Tasks without a 3rd party app, add in or a copy/paste...

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Make the ribbon visible permanently

                                        We are rolling MSPO out to a large user base. The fact that the ribbon is hidden every time they access a new page is not useful and is non-intuitive as it doesn't work like that in the other MS applications.

                                        Please add an option to make the ribbon visible permanently.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Project Roadmap - ability to pull in the status values from Project Online

                                          Currently, once the Project Online task is added to the "Row" on Project Roadmap, only the following Status values can be displayed:

                                          a) Not set
                                          b) On track
                                          c) At risk
                                          d) High risk
                                          e) Done.

                                          In addition, Project Roadmap should give users the choice to pull in task status values from Project Online. (On schedule, Late, Future Task, Inactive, Complete)

                                          6 votes
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