View All Tasks Assigned To a Single Person
Currently tasks can be viewed by Assigned To only within a particular Project. It would be helpful to search globally in Planner by Assigned To rather than having to review assignments Plan by Plan. This change would make evaluation of workloads much easier.
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The Planner Team
As a manager, it's vital that I have the ability to see all of the tasks assigned to my people so I can tell if I'm over/under-loading resources. It would help me in allocating new assignments. It would also help in determining trade-offs between projects. We generally have 12-20 client projects going concurrently with as many as a half dozen on deck.
Stefan Reiter commented
This would be an incredible benefit for me as a Team-Leader of a development team working an a LOT of different projects in parallel.
A global overview of all assigned task to a specific person would be absolutely #1 priority.
#2 would be an overview off ALL team-members on one page
#3 would be graphical "dashboard" ... something like Toggle or TeamWeek is showing
Following this thread! I need all managers, not just the PMs to be able to see what is on someone's list of things to do. I have people in multiple "teams" with their own planners so I'd have to go into each one to see it all in one place.
Leo You commented
Hi, Planner Team.
Did you ask how one would utilize "View all tasks that I need to complete in chronological order" two years ago, and still not have an answer? You don't think that a human being might have more than one project, so clicking through each one to see what needs to be done is incredibly inefficient?
Now I'm learning that I can only get a global view on my tasks, but not my team member's tasks. Basically this means that I cannot use Planner but must find some other tool.
Please provide a schedule when a global filtering functionality could be available. I'm desperate.
Erik Unangst commented
I would also like the option of seeing all tasks across multiple channels for specific team members.
Justin Jeffries commented
We have been testing using Planner Combined with Microsoft Teams and Sharepoint as a project and task management platform. It works well for individuals but has not at all worked well for managing a team of people. The comments on this and other treads tell the story. As a manager you need to be able to:
- Have primary task owner(s) and others that have visibility to the task/project.
- Be able to see all tasks from your team or that you have assigned in a specific view.
- Be able to see a view of individual reports where they are the primary task owner.
If this were implemented Microsoft would see user adoption and satisfaction for the tool increase significantly. It is a big need in terms of project management.
Dominique Aboudaram commented
As a project manager I need to see the workloads of my team and follow up accross various projects
view all tasks assigned to people accross a time frame ( ex: next week)
Scenario 2 : select a set of people and see all their taks
Scenarion 3 : select a set of plans and see all the tasks per assigned to
Dana Brewer commented
I would poll all admins to see who I could give a new assignment to. I would also be able to see the load across my tech team. Please, please, please give us this update.
Alicia Crowder commented
Definitely need this capability!!
My organization need a single view of tasks assigned to each of us across multiple planners in
Teams and channels (at least viewable to Team owners). In the same way that I can view all tasks assigned to me (across multiple planners in multiple teams and channels. Hope this can be sorted quickly.
Yun Cho commented
This works great for a team member who will be able to see all the tasks assigned for that member across multiple projects. However, as a manager, this tool is not the best because there is no way for me to be able to see all the tasks assigned for each team member across all the projects. I have to open each project and sort it by team member and then manually aggregate. It would be great to have this function up and running. Otherwise, the Ms Planner is becomeing less favorabl option compared to other poducts . Thanks!
Jeffrey van der Stad commented
Another uservoice topic with no active feedback. Please flag this as an issue with the next team-meeting. People are taking the effort to send feedback, leaving votes. It's not very rewarding to give feedback if we don't get any feedback back. It's annoying.
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Please get this feature up and running as soon as possible! Much needed!
l hall commented
Using MS Teams for school work. My child has to select individual 'classes' to see an overview of pending Assignments. There needs to be a list of pending Assignments across all classes/subjects. It really is a fundamental flaw in the software. Schools will be put off using MS Teams for remote learning if this isn't resolved post-haste. Thank you.
Managers need to be able to easily see all the tasks of their subordinates across multiple plans.
As a startup, we have various functions in the business where we leverage different channels. However, we have a finite number of people working on these tasks across channels. So, we need a way to aggregate all tasks by user (across channels) and see those to ensure the users are focused on the highest priority overall...and not just within that myopic view of a channel. Otherwise, the personnel simply click from channel to channel in search of all of their tasks and trying to decipher which is the highest priority or the most imminent to complete. Thank you.
I need a single view of all tasks assigned to colleague X, just in the same way I can view all tasks assigned to me (across multiple Planners)
I would use this view when new requests come up, so that I can see resource load and assess how to prioritize the new requests and/or reprioritize existing work. It can also be difficult for me to see what other people have assigned to my team members to do, and this also leads to overload. Last, even I have been known to put too much on my team members. Being able to look at a group of people or a single person, and see all of their assignments would help me keep them from being overloaded, and keep deliverables from falling behind.
Hi admin, this original request was posted in 2016, the latest admin comment is from March 2018... And the function is still not rolled out. Can't be that hard - surely? It's the little things like this that make or break whether we can use Teams and Planner. Every time I introduce one of the MS products, someone points out that it is missing one or two key functions that are a standard with other products - makes it very hard to bring people over.
As with all other comments - I need a single view of tasks assigned to X colleague, just in the same way I can view all tasks assigned to me (across multiple Planners). Thank you.