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
It would be great to add a gantt in planner. The information of "Previous task" is very important. With this information added, it woult be easy and usefull to create gantt chart with all information that a gantt can provide (for example priorise tasks on critical path).
A Gantt chart view of tasks by date would be fantastic. the pie chart view is good but not detailed enough for planning
go use microsoft sharepoint and Project for this. Don't fill planner with bloated features, keep it simple please
Jacqueline A Steward commented
Gantt chart would be a great addition to this product. I love the usability of planner but it is lacking a few features that would make it excellent! Calender view/Template plans and Gantt
Alon Ekelund commented
iGlobe is about to release an Excel add-in for the O365 Planner that will allow to get a GANTT chart or any other chart in Excel. The next will be in Power BI
In my view not having calendar integration or Gantt chart view makes Planner a non-starter. Assigning tasks to multiple people is a must as well.
Why bother introducing a half-baked product? There are plenty of products out there that incorporate these features, ie Trello, Tom's Planner, Gantify, Elegantt, and others.
Perhaps MS should just buy one of these companies and integrate them into Office 365.
And make it then as good and simple as the long existing Planner (indeed the same name).
Bernardo Plantier commented
Simple gantt chart would be very usefull!!!
In a multi-plan/project environment a Gantt of a single plan/project is of little value. More compact multi timepolylines can be in many situations more usefull. One polytimeline for each plan / project. The polyline can be compact in case most of the tasks have a serial order. The individual linesegments are resources: most often colleagues or complete teams. The graphic quality is important to know what you are looking too.
Liz L. commented
My CEO asked for a Gantt chart. Without that, I can't deliver what is needed.
I was quite excited at this product when I saw the name, but without Calendar and Gantt charting it does not bring enough to the table to get people to use it.
I totally agree
Planner is suposed to be a replacement of Trello. A Gant Chart would be enough to make it a better product, together with Office 365 integration.
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.