Timeline view to show schedule
A simple timeline view like SharePoint tasks to facilitate viewing the schedule
We recently announced and rolled out the new Microsoft Project, which was designed specifically to help teams collaborate on projects more efficiently and achieve more together. It was designed to be simple and powerful, so that anyone can get started quickly and take control of any project – regardless of its size – right away.
We’ve brought the Planner board view to the new Project! Along with this, you can see your tasks on a Timeline view, and a Grid view, both requested from many of our Planner users.
With this, we also rolled out a new subscription plan called “Project Plan 1” that allows you to start quickly and manage projects easily via the web browser.
Thanks everyone for your patience, I encourage you to check out the new Project, and even start a trial – see the attached GIF for a sneak peak!
The Project and Planner team
Calendar may be useful to follow milestones of a project, but not for the daily follow-up or a general overview where a timeline is necessary.
Simple bars for each task on X axis (grouped by compartment or people, or not grouped at all) and duration on Y axis (up to one year minimum) would be a first step, with the possibility to add milestones.
Include dependencies between the tasks would be better. Ideally, when you change the duration of a task, it changes also the start/due dates of the task which depends on this task
Chris Grant commented
It'd be great if the schedule view was graphically leaner. For example - desktop Outlook shows 7 items per calendar day whereas Planner Schedule shows only 3. If Planner timeline bars could be thinner, more like Outlook that would be super helpful in arranging concurrent tasks...
See example here: https://hmcarchitects.mangoapps.com/sf/MTA4ODc2XzU4MzQ1MzE
I am not sure if I am in the right place but I would love to have a Timeline at the Team level that summarizes the To Do items of the channels.
When you click on a section of the timeline I would love to have it expand into a Gannt view of the tasks.
Otto B. commented
I would like to see a simple timeline for each of my plan. It doesn't have to bee super complicated, just a timeline like one I can throw together in Visio with a start date (start date of first task) and an end data (end date of last task) with a today marker and tasks added as markers. A bar will do, really.
May be just adding a full year option would be great
Daniel Petta commented
This would be great but at a high level view, leave the GANTT chart for a more detailed view. Group by bucket maybe but also use the same filter tool you have within a plan
Barry White commented
Is this not a Gant View as discussed in other POsts?
Just copy taskworld. It works like a beauty.
A timeline view would facilitate project scheduling. Adding a Year view in the Schedule would meet my needs.
The best with this functionnality is that it could allow us to see globaly, the workload of our managed employe and evaluate delay on tasks.
To be able to view all tasks on a Timeline allows correct assignment of tasks with realistic goals. Currently we are using third party applications, but would be more beneficial to consolidate into the single o365 suite.
This is a critical need. Also need to be able to sort by user in order to track workload and scheduling. This is what is missing. I have to log in as other users and go to My Tasks, change the view to be by Due Date... Then I still have a very limited view of their overall workload for scheduling...that I can't even print. This would be a great place to integrate dependent tasks as well.
Add link to SPO list and timeline can be embedded from there - or just lift their code into Planner.
Sasee Jaganathan commented
I don't see a practical use of the current calendar implementation. It doesn't tell me anything. The idea of the calendar is to give a high level view on what is coming up and when is it comin up.
So I would rather focus on due dates. This could be the due date of the task as a whole or specific set of milestones. If you can add date attribute to the checklist, then it can be used to add milestone and only plot those milestone in the calendar.
Please add timeline view to Planner. Dependancies would be helpful as well.
A Chart with all tasks over time would be a lot of help.
Next point, why is there only a week/month option with the schedule?
"Schedule" view does not show Gantt chart, it shows what is planned for month. I am ok even with seeing all the tasks for the project against time. The main information I am looking for is estimated time to complete.
Michael Heß commented
Sorry, but a calendar view is hardly a "timeline". The current calendar view is a step in the right direction, but it lacks the proper "zoom out" possibility. I use planner to have a rough overview of my team, i.e. I think more in months/quarters then weeks (or even days). So basically the calendar is all purple for me.
I don't expect (or even want) a full-on Gantt. But a view where time on X axis with a week or month granularity is shown, and Y-Axis is filled with tasks that form "bars" to depict their runtime would be nice.
@timothy: I think this idea is not about a calendar view, but a timeline, similar to the timeline you can get in SharePoint, when creating a task lists with multiple tasks with start and due dates.
Timothy Alexander Tandian commented
Finally, after 2 years this feature has been rolled out!
Navigate to project page, then click on "Schedule" tab to turn to calendar view.
Unfortunately we cannot change the color coding in calendar view (only pink for ongoing/late task, and white for task not started yet).