Gantt chart view
I want to be able to make tasks dependent on other tasks, and see them in a Gantt chart view.
We recently announced and rolled out the new Microsoft Project, which was designed specifically to help teams of all sizes 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.
The new Microsoft Project has been redesigned. You can see your tasks on a Gantt chart (“Timeline”) view, a Board view (similar to Planner’s), and a Grid view, both requested from many of our Planner users. I encourage you to look at the links below and the attached GIF for a sneak peak.
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 to see if it’s right for you!
The Project and Planner team
Since they seem to have ignored this one and the 100's of comments saying this isn't what we've asked for, let's vote up another one. https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/33796600-gantt-chart#comments
Tanya L Russell commented
Please add to Planner. We run non-profit aid projects and can't afford Project. Simple integration with Planner would solve many headaches.
Without basic Gantt functionality, it is totally useless to use Planner to Plan a project
Kristy Litchford commented
Buying another product does not solve this core need in Planner
Do it like the users asked.
Just be honest here.. you don't want a simple Gantt chart in planner because it will cannibalize revenue from MS Project. Stop insisting we're too stupid to know that. I add my voice to the rest of the chorus - nobody wanted another tier of project online; We want Gantt in Planner without having to pay extra.
There needs to be better integration with project or gnatt! Do it like the users asked.
My response is the same as Ryan's below, If I wanted to use MS Project, then I would have gone there already, having a gantt view in Project is great, but having it Planner would be much better.
The response from Admin is not an acceptable response. We do not want yet another lot of time consuming entries to make in some other program, nor pay more for yet another addon... slowly you are pricing MS products out of reach because of all the products that have 90% of what is needed but missing the last 10%.
You have not listened to what your customers are asking for.. how long before your customers contribute & vote by purchasing elsewhere?
Julien THIERY commented
Sharing all previous feedbacks.
We could be keen for paying MS project plan 1 licence for our users to give an overlay of additional features to Planner.
but if both solution does not integrate, what's the point?
Useless, and again some times to loose in our internal collaboration, and alternative software audit...
in 2020, it's crazy to see still so few integration within a global single company. Such a shame
Julian Schneider commented
Dissapointed, will probably look towards other tools like asana, yet one more reason not to pay for an AIO like Office 365.
The whole point of planner is that it's a lot more light weight than project. There has always been a Gant chart view in project. However this request was about adding it to planner, it's simply visualizing the tasks differently. Could you (microsoft) answer on when that will happen? It doesn't sound like a big task.
Oli Boult commented
Quality not quantity. The number of almost useless, non-integrated apps available via O365 is getting bigger. How about starting with your users requirements instead of a bunch of developers doing "cool stuff" to keep themselves amused?
How do I flag the response from the Admin as inappropriate?
@PlannerTeam - your response is horrible. Functionality is already there in the tool. Would be nice to see integrated vs having to use third party tools to perform this via the GraphAPI.
Raaja Sundar commented
Same feeling as the users below. I was looking for a quick Gantt chart solution or add-on on my existing MS-planner board. Asking to buy Project to do that is like a slap on the face. I'm thinking of moving away from MS-Planner to Asana or Monday.com.
Aswin Chandarr commented
Why would MS do this. Just for additional Gantt view, one has to buy project plan with additional cost apart from office 365. Took 3 years after the initial request to roll out a completely new product with no integration.
Terrible to see this response.
Chris Clos commented
This is sad - it doesn't answer the request at all. We really want have Gantt charts on our Planner right now, not have to buy yet another product, for yet another monthly subscription, and also having to move everything over there, or worse, maintain two separate copies!
Henning Lorang commented
I've tried Project Plan 1. You can't combine your Projects with your Planner Plans. In the board view in the new Project you didn't have the same possibilities for Task Management like in Planner.
At this point, I am basically fed-up with Microsoft. To fix the shortcomings of one M$ product - go buy another that dos do not integrate cleanly with other M$ products.
Microsoft software product issues:
The individual M$ apps do not integrate cleanly with others. (Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive) do not work cleanly with each other.
Planner and Project do not work with each other.
What we get are standalone programs with minimal integrations. Poor implementation of the online versions of the apps.
The plan moving forward:
Keep Office365 for Email (outlook), AD, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.., (basic business apps – like it was 1995).
Move applications like (Project Management, CRM, Cloud/Online Storage…) to best of bread apps and systems with good API’s.