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
Doug Chase commented
I have a project staring at me for which I wanted to use Planner, but no time-based view is a dealbreaker. No Gantt view OR calendar view? WTF guys.
Mike Taylor commented
Me too. This would be a big plus and better than Trello. It could only show tasks with start/end dates. Even a simple (non-relational) version would be excellent.
Joe Cavanaugh commented
This is a must for me. If planner had this, I would use it.
A Gant view like in o365 taskslists, whould be really nice!
Gantt charts would be an obvious extension to Planner. And integrated with the related Group Calendar, this would be an ideal project planner.
Est çe que planner peut avoir l’affichage en Gant. Comme nous avons avecMicrosoft projet?
Brian G. Riesen commented
Gantt charts would be a welcome addition to Planner. It could use the Start and End/Due dates to lay out the timelines. For dependencies, perhaps adding a "Related Tasks" field to list as must be completed before beginning the current task, or something along those lines. Another option could be to allow the Start Date field to link to another task, one it's dependent on.
I like the explanation of the feature demo (https://blogs.office.com/2016/06/27/microsoft-planner-hands-on-demonstration/) of how Planner fills the gap between Tasks and Project. While Gantt charts would be overkill for Tasks, bringing them to Planner seems like a logical step.
The main reason for me is to be able to show project reports to my executives in a format they are already familiar with. Execs will want to see progress on a timeline, not just a quantity of in progress and completed tasks.
I like @NBS' idea of having a Project integration, but feel like that should be an optional component if needed. I too feel like Project is too cumbersome for smaller, shorter projects.
This was one of the first deficiencies noted by our Project Managers.
Ed W commented
It would be great if planner could integrate with smartsheet, or indeed replace it with gantt and dependency capabilities as well as tables and tracking.
Jim Ryan commented
Gantt Chart absolutely necessary.
Good Idea¡¡¡ Just a Basic Gantt Chartt please.
Seems you can only view the number of tasks you have and not Gantt. Is there an option to view as a Gantt instead? Without having to go into calendars (although doesn't seem to sync to calendars either). Thanks!
Mitch Wilson commented
Bring on the Gantt!
In the chart section, it would be great to have an overview of the whole project showing the gantt chart from beginning to end organized by buckets and then tasks.
Ian Matthews commented
A BASIC Gantt Chart is required to make Planner useful to me. As an MS reseller I use PROJECT for detailed projects but for light tasks I am stuck with "TASKS" or online cheap PROJECT competitors.
I don't think adding VERY BASIC Gantt chart functionality would effect sales of PROJECT; it would take a piece of the cheap online Gantt chart competitors.
John Nickell commented
Gantt Chart would be a great 'check in the box' for this solution.
As we are just getting our feet wet, a gannt view was deemed a must have, as well as a calendar view.
Patrick Kolasinski commented
Absolutely! A Gannt chart and dependency tracking would make Planner much better for planning!
Priscilla Haber Mahoney commented
Great idea !
+1. Yes, dependencies drastically increases the effectiveness for project tracking. Please add.