It will be great to assign personal tasks without any need to create groups in order to track personal workloads.
A. Perry commented
Also, the ability to assign a personal task to someone else without them seeing your entire project would be helpful!
I just ended up opening a MISC project where I assigned buckets based on the GTD system and move my tasks to appropriate bucket when needed. The issue is, you cant assign a task within a project without giving that user complete access to the project. So, basically, you have to create a new project just to assign a simple task to someone.
Yes. If I need to create a GROUP to be able to enter personal tasks that's crazy and WAY too heavy handed. Major drawback of planner.
Deltek Kona gives every user a personal "space" where the user can create tasks, link documents, etc. That concept seems like it would work here, especially if there is integration between existing Outlook tasks and OneDrive for Business
+1 having personal tasks (and/or personal plans) would allow me to use Planner as my one-stop-shop for tasks, by getting personal and group tasks in the same tool.
Fitzgerald Steele commented
+1. I like Planner just to track my own stuff. It would be nice if somehow tasks I create were auto assigned to me. Maybe that could be an option for each board...Check here if you want tasks to be auto-assigned to the creator.
Apresh Singh commented
Definitely will be a good idea ... especially when the group is made up of a large team and not all members need to be across the task lists!
I agree. Please allow individual task assignments so that I can keep track of my own work in the same place that I am tracking my group projects.
Shaun Ewing commented
I agree. I have created a personal group as I've basically been living in Planner since I got access and moved my tasks across - but it certainly seems overkill.
Jake S commented
If I am going to live in planner and the "my tasks" tab I need to have a way to see the tasks that I have that don't fit as part of a group. I also like all the feedback in unifying tasks lists between exchange, onenote, planner, project etc.
Finally I love the Franklin Covey Time Management Matrix
If you could incorporate this type of model so that tasks can be urgent vs important as well as dependent on other tasks then you will have a winner.
To overcome my personal task problem I guess I could create a group called "Jedi Knight Level 67" of course everyone would know it was my private group and everyone would want to join so they could see that tasks necessary to complete Level 66.