Add new progress descriptions
The progress descriptions are too simple. You should be able to create new ones, like planning, design, testing etc.
Dennis (Oresund) commented
Currently I'm using Buckets instead for providing my customized progress flow.
This however breaks the idea of using buckets to collect different tasks in "User Stories".
So I can choose between:
- working in a leveled structure but wo a proper task progress driving state or
- working with a task good progress driving state but with unstructured tasks :/
If you fix this, Planner stands a much better chance to be a Trello-killer.
Sherman Woo commented
It's been two years since this was logged. Any update from the Planner team?
Would be great to be able to add an extra progress column e.g. "On-hold" and able to hide completed column.
Would love to have a setting in Planner where I could change these globally or per plan.
An absolute must to be used as efficent agile tool.
potential to be a trello replacement
Patrick Boers commented
We are successfully using the planner a sales funnel progress tracker. User defined progress descriptions would be very helpfull.
Kelsey Glisson commented
Would like to see an "On Hold" progress option or ability to customize.
Agreed !! User should be able to customize the progress
Dave B commented
Would really like the ability to customize these. I agree with the backlog, planned, on hold, idle, etc status but just making it a freeform custom field at the planner group/board level would be extremely helpful
Sasja Steenvoorde commented
Please - BLOCKED
Louis Conner commented
Would like an OnHold Option or Submitted for Review.
Steven Blocker commented
My development team would use the product except there is no ability to add an, "In QA" bucket. This is the only reason we are using Jira instead of planner.
Randy Drisgill commented
At the very lease I would suggest adding some more Progress choices like Backlog, Planned, Blocked, Review
Brian Pratt commented
Isn't this sort of what the "buckets" / lanes are for, in the first place? For tracking the various "states" of a Task? Why use the progress field, when Buckets work much better?
Jan Ciepiela commented
yes! this is the thing that I miss.
Adding custom progress labels would be great because then you could sort the "My Tasks" by progress with more detail. Right now it puts all of my work into 3 columns which isn't very descriptive.
Michael Venman commented
Something like like a "Waiting on Approval" Step would be really terrific, as right now I'm unable to see which steps are hung up on another team's approval.
RIchard Tawn commented
The lack of customisation or granularity to the task stages is a key reason for seeking out an alternative task planner.
I think this was built for much smaller projects, but it has the foundations to be really competitive in software development.
We use: Concept | Brief | Prototype | Dev | Alpha | QA | Release
AKA: Pipeline | Explore | Version 1 | Version 2 | Feature Cplte. | Testing | Launch
Basically every team works a little differently but all would like to put a task in several stages of development to understand how much effort to be putting in at each stage.
I agree, I'd like more granularity to progress categories and the ability to hide/exclude those categories on the charts
Chris Shalda commented
We are having trouble with adoption of Planner in our organization because of not having the ability to add additional progress descriptions. One of the major issues with Planner is that when you "complete" a task, it is gone from the main view, like it was never there - but many of our teams need to review completed tasks before they are truly "completed". So, if we could have another progress description of "ready for review", just prior to "completed", that would be huge. Would also like to have custom progress descriptions per plan if possible as well, for additional use cases.