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  1. Plan and tasks duplication

    It would be very useful to duplicate a plan or event a task in planner. As long as Planner cannot do that, it will be very limitated.

    43 votes
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    • Assign a size to each task

      We use scrum, so sizing of items is an obvious data field gap on Planner as it stands today. We can use the ribbons for sizing (sort of... there aren't enough to replicate traditional story points but I've cut it back to 0/1/3/8/20/100 for now). This is a compensatory workaround though. The sizing mechanism should be flexible - where we use story points (0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 20, 40, 100, Infinity), another user might want to define item size in t-shirt sizes (S, M, L, XL...) and another user might want something else.

      42 votes
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      • Need an indicator for tasks starting today/late start

        Currently, Planner has an indicator flag if a task is late (past the due date.) However, it would be helpful to have a second flag to indicate if a task should have already started (past the start date.) For instance, when I'm looking at the board for a plan, I see my "not started" tasks on the left. Could you somehow flag or highlight which of those should be in progress based on the start date? If the task should have started yesterday, I need to be alerted so I can get working on it.

        40 votes
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        • task notification for a deletion

          Users have the ability to delete tasks without notification to the group. When a user deletes a task, it should be included in the notification (where the plan is enabled to send notifications).

          38 votes
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          • import files by drag & drop to board

            If i drag and drop on a planner board, Chrome opens the file as on my desktop in the window. I want to drag and drop anywhere on a board for the file to just upload. Like Trello.

            37 votes
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            • Add The Ability to Paste Images Into Comments Fields

              I have come from Trello which uses images extensively as a visual reference. The is facilitated through a simple ability to paste images into boards. This is possible in Planner via Files/Attach but is very convoluted.

              36 votes
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              • Add horizontal swim lanes

                Add horizontal swim lanes to make it more like true KANBAN.

                35 votes
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                • Show completed tasks in Schedule (calendar) view

                  It would be helpful to have an option to show completed tasks on the calendar view to be able to look back and see all the items in process/scheduled/completed at a certain time. See what resource capacity is/was.

                  34 votes
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                  • Grouping of tasks by label

                    I want to be able to group tasks by label, e.g. if i have a task that is marked "important" and "bug fix" i would like to be able to get an overview of how many bugs i have that is important. So that I can use it when I am prioritising new features into the board.

                    31 votes
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                    • Create synced tasks across planners

                      The ability to create a task in several planners and have it sync across them would be very useful. This way the users can have individual planners with all their tasks, created only for that planner or linked from project planners or department planners.

                      Cross team tasks, recurring tasks, tasks with multiple asignees etc can then easily be added to "views" specialized for specific things.

                      30 votes
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                      • Link to a card

                        It is important to be able to send a link to a card, e.g. when inviting someone to discuss a particular card.

                        30 votes
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                        • "right click" copy task & move to new bucket

                          I need a way to make all the staff members have the same task & have the ability to have one task that I copy to multiple staff members.

                          instead of typing the same task over and over again for multiple people. second if I could assign one task to multiple people and each person could check off when they are done. individually.

                          two issues fixed would save a lot of time.

                          30 votes
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                          • Add a List view option?

                            Hello,
                            I am currently an Asana user. Do you have any plans to add a "List" view option in MS Planner? My team and I currently work in the "List" view of Asana. We tried the "Bucket / Board" view and did not like it. We would consider using MS Planner if you offered a "List" view to work from in your application.

                            Do you have any plans to add a "List" view option in MS Planner?

                            Thanks

                            JB

                            28 votes
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                            • Allow multiple plans per group

                              Allow a group to have multiple plans. For example, I'm working with a committee that has a set of tasks to be completed and we also want to track ideas.

                              28 votes
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                              • Change task status when moved to specific column

                                Would be great if buckets could be linked to a particular status and would automatically update tasks statuses as they are moved from bucket to bucket.

                                For example:

                                Bucket : Status

                                ToDo : Not Started
                                WIP : In Progress
                                Blocked : In Progress
                                Done : Complete

                                So as a task moves from ToDo -> WIP -> Blocked -> WIP -> Done the status will automatically update from Not Started -> In Progress -> Complete.

                                28 votes
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                                • Sort tasks by modifed date

                                  You should be able to sort by which Tasks were most recently updated with notes, files, comments, etc. This would allow you to quickly see what's happened since you last checked on the plan.

                                  28 votes
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                                  • Assign dates to buckets

                                    For my projects I use the buckets as milestones where all the tasks roll up to the completion of the milestone.

                                    28 votes
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                                    • Setting Task Colors

                                      You can set the label colors, but it would also be nice to be able to set just the background color of the task itself irrespective of the label colors. This could be used to quickly look at a set of buckets or the whole plan and see a color. The color could be to denote an assigned-to person, priority, category, etc.

                                      27 votes
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                                      • Add Plan Swimlanes to "My Tasks" View

                                        The "My Tasks" view that shows tasks assigned to me from all plans would be more useful if you could group by "Progress" but have the tasks in each progress-state grouped into separate swimlanes by plan. This would make it easier to have a quick sense of which "plans" have been, are, and will be consuming more of your time than others.

                                        I would also love to see some sort of "sub-plan" swimlane capability in the plans themselves, but that's a different request.

                                        27 votes
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                                        • swimlanes

                                          Add swimlanes in addition to buckets

                                          27 votes
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