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
!! You can now create a new plan within an existing group!!
Once you open the “New Plan” dialog just select the link to add to an existing group. Your new plan will then be added to that group, leveraging the existing group infrastructure.
For more info, checkout the support documentation: https://support.office.com/en-US/article/create-a-plan-in-microsoft-planner-93e65b03-6fac-4661-a502-e3161475ab93
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Marek Dąbrowski commented
Right Now There are options:
1. Creating new Plan in o365 what is equal to creating group in Sharepoint by o365.
2. Creating group in o365 can have added they one own Planner Plan.
3. Creating more Plans are able only by Tabs in Microsoft Team (but they are not display at list in o365 planner and also are same visibile privilage as group)
What i expect:
1. Be nice to have possibility to do a own plan (that not related to any group, or tab in teams)
a) should be visibile in user planner app at Microsoft Teams as a tab.
b) or connect it somehow with Microsoft To-Do (Tasks) and goes to M$ To-Do team to add it inside Microsoft Teams.
2. More Plans for o365 groups (not only inside of Microsoft Teams as tabs)
- all Teams plan tab can be visible or option to add in o365 Planner
- option to create more then one plan tab for group in o365 Planner (with option to add it do tab in M$ Teams)
Still miss the option to "switch" between the 2 "Plans" within 1 group. (yes i created 2 plans in 1 group) via Teams!
Via Teams you can switch (via the Apps --> Planner) and then the "all plans" tab.
But in Planner itself you can't switch. Same for the IOS Planner app.
Hello Microsoft, where are you?
I just found this topic after 2 days messing with planner (i was like, it has to work this way, right, RIGHT?) only to find out, that this absolut basic feature isn't implemented...
Can this be moved from "thinking about it" to "in development"?
I believe this is a very crucial function and I am puzzled to see that it has been almost 2 years and you are still thinking about it. If you are hoping for wider use of the Planner app then a more aggressive schedule with your enhancements should take place. The Planner app has a lot of potential.
Currently, every time you create a new plan it creates an new group and as result a new workspace in power bi, making it a really confusing for all the users who are start seeing multiple empty workspaces. It is a really poor design. Having the ability to create multiple plans within the same group will allow people to create groups based on the their team or a team that will be working on particular areas and then create as many plans as they need. They can have a plan for each year, for each project, etc. without the confusion of groups. Groups and plans should not be depended to each other.
This would be highly beneficial to our team collaboration and would enable us to track separate programs managed by the same group, without creating a whole separate ecosystem.
Iesara Abeysekara commented
Agreed. This will solve the GAL issue. Every time, we create a plan, there is an email group in GAL.
Eric Hattemer commented
I agree that the main problem is that you can create multiple plans in Teams, but when you click on them they show you the Team name, if you try to rename that plan, you rename the Team, and if you go out to the Planner Hub, you can't see the plan you created. This isn't so much a feature request as it is super buggy. Things get even worse when you try to copy between plans using Flow.
Saif Boras commented
I think it's could be done by adding the ability to add multiple boards to one plane
This would make it much easier for our team to work together. Right now we have multiple plans with multiple teams (in reality, we have one team that is working in on multiple projects). It would be useful for us to avoid having several sharepoint sites, document libraries, and one notebooks. It creates too much duplication and chaos.
We would heavily Need this Feature that this different behaviour of planners coming from a Group initially and a Team would vanish. It is so hard to explain it to end-users, causes Problems and misunderstandings and is not the best design. We have a rollout with 140000+ users in a few month and would appreciate this restricted Software design to be corrected.
I want Teams to take off, I really do, but the 1:1 relationship between Plans, Groups, and Teams is extremely clunky and simply does not work. If multiple clients are commenting on this feedback thread for almost 2 years now, I'd like to think it would get more attention than just "Thinking about it."
If I am in the Corporate IT department, that should be one "Team" that I join.
Our Team works on multiple projects, each project with its own set of tasks, which should be their own "Plan." This way I can just create a "channel" for every new project we're working on and it would have its own Conversations tab, Files tab, Planner tab, and even OneNote tab.
If you make that happen in my opinion that will make Teams an actual Leader in the group collaboration space.
At the moment it just feels like you have all the right pieces but didn't assemble it properly.
Brian Critchlow commented
We strictly regulate who can create new groups, since its an administration nightmare. For now we have disabled Planner organization wide until we can enforce that no end user can create a new group, only plans within existing groups.
I definitely agree a Team needs to be able to link multiple planns
Fredrik Forséll commented
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!
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
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
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.
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!
Markus Weidner commented
Is there a status update on this??
I do agree, it’s only a matter of making plans visible in Planner Hub which shows Groups instead of Plans...