How can we improve Planner?

Instead of 1 to 1, allow Groups to have many Plans

Right now, groups have a 1 to 1 relationship (1 Group = 1 Plan), would be nice for a single group to have multiple plans

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      • Erin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I definitely agree a Team needs to be able to link multiple planns

      • Fredrik Forséll commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is extremely confusing that it's possible to create more than one plan via Teams, but it then can't be accessed via Planner!

      • Marcin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is in, so you can actually have more than one plan per group, but,...
        only visible/accessible/creatable via Teams or 3rd part tools (iPlanned add-in) not via planner interface.. you can access the proper board if you know the plan GUID. We need plan selector per group pronto!

      • Simon Godden commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        do we have an update on this as its severe stopping our roll out - I have created 15 plans under 15 teams under one group but only way to access individually on planner for all tasks not just my own is via teams. It is making collaboration impossible

      • James Bibby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. We have a single team of 12 people supporting multiple products, services and projects. We would like to have a holistic view of resource allocation to tasks. Currently only way to do this is have one plan for the group to get the team view and chart view in Planner. It would be good if one team could have multiple plans (one per channel in Teams for instance) and then when you go to Planner view, get the consolidated view for the team leader of all the tasks per person across the various channels they are working.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Someone comment:

        Why am i able to create multiple plans in one Group (Teams channel), but only be able to see one from the Planner Hub...

        That is very true!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I do agree, it’s only a matter of making plans visible in Planner Hub which shows Groups instead of Plans...

      • S. Slavov commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Trying to do this was just nerve-wracking. Figuring out that it's not even possible is simply disappointing. Why am i able to create multiple plans in one Group (Teams channel), but only be able to see one from the Planner Hub...

      • Franz Mltnr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        as said below, the problem seems not to be that a group cannot have multiple plans; in Teams you can create multiple. Just fix Planner hub accordingly to show them also

      • Jeremiah Benjamin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As others have said, Planner should exist in a way that's not tied to Groups. I envision it more like OneNote, where I can invite people whether it's in a Group, SharePoint, or just OneDrive.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I believe I'm in the same boat here. I went to create a new plan today from the planner view (my team works in sprints and I'd like to have the old planner for historical data and the new planner for each sprint) and it created an entire new site, group email, planner etc. I ended up deleting the whole thing and having to create a bunch of historical buckets under the one planner so that I could plan my new sprint and not lose my historical sprint data. Why would it create a new group / team site when you just need another planner?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We would use this product a lot more if it didn't create a new group whenever a new plan is created. Would also like to use planner in SharePoint Site Collections and subsites that don't have a group associated with it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just remove the Planner tied to groups already, this product could be a gold mine if it wasn't tied to groups and was just easily Create plans on the fly and invite anyone and everyone too it without having the baggage of a group to go along with it. Same could be said for Teams and everything else. Make it optional to tie a SharePoint site to a Team, or something. This having something for everything gets confusing over times and adds too much wasted overhead and Object Creep. If teams was stand alone it would be much nicer. Same with Planner, Same with Groups. I dunno, this whole everything is everything I just don't like. Cause not only do you make it too much, you also limit your design teams on what they want to do. Hence why Teams still hasn't deployed external user access because of the integration issues.

      • Matt Branch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Integrating MS Teams and being able to see Plans from both MS Teams and Planner would seemingly be the best solution. MS Teams already allows for multiple plans for one team but it's not clear why the Teams plans are not visible in Planner.

      • Phillip Henry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Take a look at Task World and consider very seriously about take several pages form their book!! Planner falls well below par of even the most basic of task management tools on the market.

      • Phillip Henry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think what would be easier is to be able to have several boards per plan and be able to see analytics for that Plan which includes all the boards. Gantt chart per plan showing all boards would also be nice!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This an issue today, we wanted to use MS Teams, creating one team and creating multiple Planner tabs but once you go to your MS Planner you dont find the plans and tasks anymore . you can get to them from Teams but it's confusing. Each plan has it's own unique URL ID, different from the URL ID of the Team created in planner (confusing!!)

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