Support for Subtasks or Checklists
I'd like to break up a single tasks into multiple sub items
We have completed the checklist feature as a solution for this.
Here is a related thread if you’d like to support or follow the suggestion for assigning checklist items: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/14924745-assign-checklist-item-to-specific-individuals
Due dates for checklists?? That would be great for larger project plans.
Checklist items indeed need to be possible to assign to others and set different deadlines
Agree, need the ability to assign subtasks to others and set common attributes such as priority, due date, etc
Have a look in Favro, where tasks can be subtasks of others. Or at least have the ability to assign checklist items to users
Please allow checklist items to have their own assignments, due dates, comments and attachments to make them like real sub-tasks.
Greg, if your Office 365 tenant is setup for the First Release track, you should see the preview. This setting is made in the admin center.
Love the checklists -- but I'd like to see this go a step further, and that is to take a bucket, and turn it into a linked sub-plan. That way that task card can become it's own bucket in the sub-plan with its own assigned task cards sent out to different individuals.
We have to manually do this now in order to use Planner effectively on larger projects. We end up creating related plans, and then when one of the sub-plans is completed, we mark the related task card as done. If the sub-plan were linked to the master plan, once everything in the sub-plan was marked complete, it would be marked complete in the master plan automatically.
Then from the standpoint of communicating project status, if someone needs to see the overview at the higher level, they'd also see percentage complete related to that bucket and those related cards.
Greg Jankowski commented
How do I access the preview?
I like the checklists. Would be better if the completion of each checklist item changed the percentage complete for the overall task, with visual indicator.
Russell Stanford commented
I like the subtasks, but I find that I create the same subtasks over and over again. Would really like a way to copy these, import, or some other type of transfer of subtasks when tasks are setup in a task parent.
Cada cartão poderia ter as seguintes possibilidades:
1) Tarefa única;
2) Tarefa com subtarefas;
3) Tarefa com checklist;
4) Tarefa com subtarefas e checklist;
Assim, cada usuário poderia optar por fazer do cartão de tarefas um mini-projeto, dependendo de sua necessidade.
Russell Stanford commented
Need to be able to import, copy, export,subtasks, or have some sort of template. Even a Powershell Command that creates tasks and subtasks would be awesome!
I agree with other comments that the checklists should include the functionality to assign other people, set separate due dates and track progress.
Andreas Jahn commented
Checklists and Subtasks are different. We should have the option to create one or more checklists within a card and we need to have the option to create Subtasks. Subtasks could be the base to assign more than one user to the card and also to integrate with Outlook tasks (Planner Subtask = Outlook task).
It would be great if checklist items could be sorted into various buckets as well. I.E. each "task" may have various sub-tasks ("checklist" items), each of which in turn can be sorted into various sections (i.e. a group of marketing checklist items, a group of implementation checklist items items, etc., all of which roll up to one overall task). To reiterate what others have said below, it would also be helpful to be able to assign check list items to specific people, with due dates, etc., as well.
I like how checklists are now available for tasks.
I've observed that Planner allows me to mark a task complete, even though there are incomplete checklist items for the task. The completed task then shows the incomplete checklist items. From my perspective, it would be better to do one of the following: 1) Generate an error informing the user they cannot mark a task complete without first completing the checklist items, or 2) Assume the user meant to check the checklist items as part of marking the task complete and automatically check any incomplete checklist items. The former goes along with another request here to require users to put data into mandatory fields before they can mark a task complete. I like the former approach better.
The latter would be speedier, and perhaps making assumptions that all sub-tasks are done if a user marks the task complete would be a good approach.
Making it a manual chore to check the items on the checklist without making that mandatory prior to a task being completed isn't very logical.
Darren Stephens commented
Vote for subtasks, including ability to expand/collapse subtasks/child from the parent.
Cheklists are great, it would be nice if we can have "subtask" functionality - to track start/due date, assigment, etc
Emily Gallichan commented
I agree - we currently use sub-task checkboxes in Wunderlist. E.g. The task would be to advertise a particular course we were running online, then sub-tasks would be each website we need to list on, setting up Google adwords etc.
The checklists are nice. It would be even better to see subtasks that can be assigned to different users and each sub task can have it's own set checklists. Things are looking good so far.
Shaun Ewing commented
Great to see the checklists today!