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Subtasks

It would be good if we are able to create a subtask to an existing task.

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      • gmb1986gmb1986 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be great. Would be good if the subtasks could sit on a different plan if required also.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Needs sub-tasks and sub-sub tasks. This was available years ago in a product called EchoPro and it was very useful.

      • Brett AbrahamBrett Abraham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a key feature my organization is looking for; We would like to make Planner our primary project planning tool, but it feels severely lacking without this functionality. We have looked into third-party add-ons, but were not satisfied with what's current available. (Apps4.Pro or iPlanner)

      • Lauren LanierLauren Lanier commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The chrome extension Apps4.Pro Planner Outlook add-in for subtasks had a bug which would disable any functionality with checklists. It did not add much functionality with subtasks either because it was still difficult to see the parent tasks. Another solution within Planner for subtasks with the ability to assign people and due dates is still needed.

      • ChristianChristian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not only do we need sub tasks, but a way to conveniently view them by parent task so that we can track each individual sub-task's progress. Some might say that a scrum board is required.

      • MarcusMarcus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with Craig. I'm happy to use checklists as sub tasks but being able to assign due dates and people to each would be very useful. And lets face it it'd put Planner out in front of Trello!!

      • CraigCraig commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        checklists are fine, but please give option for subtasks to be created where you can assign due dates and different people to those subtasks... This is a much more desired option.

      • ShawnShawn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Subtasks or a checklist that allows sub comments inside them. I like how you can escalate a checklist item to a task, but keeping it under the same checklist would be ideal for our needs. A small arrow allowing to hide or expand each conversation.

      • Randy MandelRandy Mandel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Checklist is convenient way to organize tasks within a card but because the checklist does not have separate due dates or assignments it is limited in capability. If in addition to the ability to create a new card from a checklist item we had the option to create a new card and link it to the current card via the checklist item that would be helpful. In that case we would have the full functionality of a card to manage the 'sub-process' but not lost the connection back to the original card activity.

      • AdamAdam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We strive for the ability to add subtasks to the task and assign subtasks to different people (ie. 1 person is responsible for the whole output - main task - other people are delivering the elements - subtasks - that will give us the output.

        Subtasks should be visible as separate tasks on the plan with visual information that they are subtasks (not standard tasks) and to witch task they are connected (like Jira Agile).

      • AlexisAlexis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like the idea of being able to assign the task to multiple people and then to attach those people to checklist items.

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