Provide the ability to create Plan templates with existing tasks that can then be used to create a new plan
Rather than having to create every plan from scratch it would be good if the system allowed for the creation of Templates with pre-existing tasks (like in Word/Excel). This would allow a new plan and its tasks to be created from a template saving a lot of time.
Hello, thanks for the feedback. This feature is planned on our roadmap. We’ll provide more details as we get closer to starting development.
Alan Morris commented
This is so needed, and cant be that hard, I can live with tasks only duplicated.
Louis Martini commented
This is an ESSENTIAL feature and should be at THE TOP OF THE LIST for implementation.
I don't see this listed anywhere on the 365 road map. What is the status. This post is from over a year ago. Thanks.
For now, can you just add the ability to duplicate a plan? Just create an instance of it in code. That way we can just create our own templates and duplicate those. This shouldn't be too hard to implement!
Templates??? Can I create templates for a project and then assign it to people or share it? Workflow will be used in a effective way. Without tamplates Planner is quite useless.
Why hasn't there been an update by the Admin on this for over a year? Please provide an update! This feature is essential.
Jay Croyle commented
In addition to this which is a GREAT idea, would also great to be able to "copy buckets" within a Plan.
Tammy Kent commented
This is a must have feature for teams that manage multiple projects. A huge time saver.
We are looking at using Planner in our organization, but without the ability to re-use tasks it won't make sense for us. As per the comments below, it's very time consuming to re-create tasks for each new project. I'm not a programmer, but I would have thought that creating templates/duplicating plans/copying tasks between plans would not be a difficult feature to add. Trello and other alternatives to Planner have this feature.
Sergio Giusti commented
Last admin comment was May 25th 2016, more than 12 months ago and this has been removed from the office-365-roadmap, its no longer in development, isn't being rolled out, hasn't been cancelled, its just vanished. Please provide a response as to what is happening with this feature request as although planner is very good, it needs templates and the ability to save a previously created plan as a template.
Erin Davis commented
Any New updates on this? I would really love to see this feature!
Philipp-Christopher Deeke commented
This feature is highly appreciated, please provide an update asap
Hello! could an Admin give a feedback here, please?!
ditto, total deal breaker without this feature :(
Adam Weekes commented
Seems to be a huge oversight here, I've been using planner for half an hour and I've already had to search for templates and it's really disappointing that it's one of those features the dev team can't get interested in but is essential for proper adoption.
It doesn't appear in the roadmap!!! as of 4th June 2017... without templates it is far too time consuming to create multiple/repetitive plans.
It is more than a year later since Admin planner posted this comment!!!
DOes anyone in the team actually act on these comments?
Christian Long commented
Is anyone still working on this? Its kind of pointless without a feature like this.
Chris Koboldt commented
Is this still on the roadmap or not?
Stu Stokes commented
We are looking to move across from Wrike (too detailed) to Planner. However, not being able to create templates or at a minimum duplicate a plan (I can see this may be an issue as it creates a Group at the same time) but, without we can't make the switch.
Damian Brockie commented
This was flagged as in development, but now it's not, nor does it show in Cancelled...