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How can we improve Planner?

Track percent complete for in progress tasks.

Currently the only status on the task is in progress, not started, completed, or late (if you assign a due date). It would be nice to have a percent complete entry for in progress tasks. I nice slider bar visual would be a good way to set it. This way it also opens it up for integration with other systems (like Project Online) to rollup percent complete of the plan to a high level task in Project Online.

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      • Ismaaeelu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature would be very useful , especially to track the progress without checking out the details.

      • Steve W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Bearing in mind the years of experience Microsoft has in developing MS Project, I cannot believe MS Planner was launched with so much functionality missing. Percentage % complete is a no brainer and should be very quick and simple to include.

      • Carsten B. Larsson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be nice if it was possible to add own status/progress. There are many ways of using this field and a lot of stuff would be cool, but just to be able to add own status/progress would rock

      • Susanne Bergdolt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also for us, just having a status progress for a task is not sufficient. We would like to have either the option to enter percentage of completion in each task (10% steps would be ok), or e.g. an icon showing the progress. Currently there is only the half filled circle, that looks like 50% are done wihtin a task. Having two more icons - one for 25% and one for 75% would be OK as well if the percentage field would not be offered. With a more detailed information on progress, the diagrams and charts could show this.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature would be great and perhaps necessary to have. If I could vote more, I would.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One nice thing about Planner is its simplicity compared to MS Project, but the percent complete feature would really enhance it's usefulness.

      • RossL commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        With the addition of viewing the schedule, the % complete options would be really useful particularly if you could visually track progress on the calendar. This would make it a really useful for project tracking as well.

      • Jeudy Francisco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Will be very helpful to add this functionality to planner
        Progress percentage is actually available in Outlook tasks

      • Abdellah El Faize commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree.
        I use checklist option for now with 25%, 50% and 75% and once the level is achieved, I mark it complete, which I show on the card. it's a nice turn around, but definitely it's a great feature.

      • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When task status (Progress) is set to "In Progress", a nice slider bar that would appear like this screenshot from Podio would be great - https://dab1nmslvvntp.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/1403983361podio-projects-detail.jpg

        The slider would not replace the current Progress options but would instead be a separate field, perhaps only visible when task status is "In Progress". The above would greatly enhance Planner's usefulness as a project management tool.

        While you're at it please also add a 'Waiting' status.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes the not started/in progress/completed statuses are really inaccurate. Without creating any complex options I would appreciate to have a visual indication of the progress of tasks

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