As the Manager of a department I would like to group plans e.g. by department
This would allow the MD or Exec Team to then see what the business is working on by group/department.
Groups would then have admin members, working members e.g. Marketing Team and view only members e.g. Directors
I manage a small department and I really need this or will need to move to Smartsheet which will be more difficult to integrate with other O365 applications.
This is a really basic feature
I can't believe how archaic the Planner List is! I usually have between 50-75 plans between my Work, Home, and Shared areas of focus. Looking at one long non-categorized list of Plans is painful!
M Maguire commented
I would like a "rollup plan" that shows all the tasks from a number of individual plans. That way a certain small team of users can see/update the individual plans, but our leadership team can see the combined plans to see overall workloads/task assignment for individuals that are members of several teams, overall progress, etc.
Mark Terry commented
Any views from Microsoft on this one?
I would like to see collapsible folder view, where the plans can be organised into groups. The folders can be given a name, one for each of my staff or group into external department projects. Making navigation to the correct project easier.
Drew Capuder commented
This is very important. Wunderlist does this very well (grouping of projects/plans).I own a small law firm and I currently group projects in Wunderlist by active cases, potential cases, administrative, marketing, personal, etc. Planner currently has a long undifferentiated list of groups (except for "favorites") that cannot even be sorted in alphabetical order. Planner WASTES time by forcing users to spend time simply finding plans (numerous businesses will quickly develop long lists of plans). These issues ought to be treated as urgent by developers.
We need governance on plan naming conventions too. Otherwise this product will litter the AD with random group names. A forced prefix would be ideal.
Iván Pérez Prado commented
Totally agree. As a PMO for my organization I would need to overview all projects/plans. This would enable a project driven enterprise.
Sean McGee commented
Without this feature, I foresee our list of plans growing large and cumbersome, with no way to organize them beyond "Favorite" and "All Plans"
Eric Maney commented
Scott Murray commented
Agree totally with the post above. In our case we need to be able to categorize plans by client. This would add immensely to the functionality. We have multiple clients each with multiple projects (or plans) but without the ability to categorize plans this way they remain mixed and difficult to view client by client. We need to be able to prioritize plans too not unlike Task allowed you to do.
It would also be very helpful to be able to edit the color of the icon and the 2 letter initials in the icon. Clients in my case projects or plans often change names as a project goes from "exploratory" to an actual project and ownerships (or client names) vary over time.
Mark Terry commented
Department e.g. Finance, Marketing, Customer Support, Sales
Brand/Product/Service e.g. Windows, Office, Xbox
Tags/Categories e.g. New Product Development, Campaign, Product Enhancement