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.
Jeudy Francisco commented
Will be very helpful to add this functionality to planner
Progress percentage is actually available in Outlook tasks
Yes yes yes! And please also allow us to add custom Progress states: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/14744148-add-new-progress-descriptions
Abdellah El Faize commented
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.
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.
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
I agree with this.
Other idea to integrate the visual progress is a clock picture with colored area of the completed percentage. This colored area could change the color depending of the due date approach..
It could be very helpfull to see the task progress % in a visual picture or icon as a colored column or line.
Also a traffic light could be very interesting to see the progress vs expected finish date, in a easy way. Green, yellow and red. (Red when we are at the expected finish date and task in not more than 50% completed, for example)
In my opinion 4 levels it is enoug 0% (automatic) 25%, 50%, 75%, 100% (Automatic when completed)
A Slider to track Task percentage complete would be a simple, but very useful feature.
would be very handy
I like how this is implemented on Trello.
Agree. This now becomes more desirable as subtasks check-lists are here. Need a way to quickly be able to glance at a task board and identify how many check-list items have been checked-off so far. Better still, calculate percentage automatically from the number of check-list items. If too difficult, add a textbox to manually enter percent complete. A simple coloured bar showing progress, on the task board itself would be great.