Allow Complete Task per assigned person
Whilst the new feature of assigning tasks to more than one person is excellent there still needs to be a way for each person assigned the task to assign the status as it relates to them. Otherwise, a task with multiple parts or people assigned to it cannot indicate their part in the completion.
I think this is a MASSIVE oversight in the planner software. I'm a construction project manager and have asked my architects to please load completed drawings which must be reviewed, as tasks on planner, so that other consultants (QS, Engineers etc) and myself can check, before issuing the drawings to site. The Problem is that as soon as any one of the conusultants marks the task as completed, before being checked by ALL other consultants, the task is marked as Completed!?
Colin Stennett commented
Must have feature. Can't understand how one user is allowed to complete a group task without confirmation that other team members assigned to the task have not completed their piece. Sounds more like a defect than a feature request to me...unless they assume all assignees are effectively Project Managers and have equal rights to complete group tasks?
In either case - please add the functionality ASAP!
There is a flip side to this coin.Therefore I would rather like to be able to configure a task status in either way:
- Set task status automatically to complete when EACH assignee has completed all checklist items
-Set task status automatically to complete when AT LEAST ONE assignee has completed all checklist items
Rawdon Wallace commented
Adding my voice to the chorus. My organisation is trying to use Teams to coordinate our response to the COVID-19 outbreak in our country and the inability to assign a task to our management team that only shows as complete when everyone has marked it as complete is really inhibiting our efforts.
Kerry Fitzgerald commented
Need this ASAP Please!
A basic way to have this function to me is the ability to create a project.
Break it down into steps.
Then assign tasks to groups that will only be complete when all items are done. OR To a group where each group member must replicate the same task as all other group members.
Either a collaborative or a replicative approach to assigning group tasks is insufficient. you need both.
It is such a simple logic but not sure why Microsoft missed. Need to add it as soon as possible.
The inclusion of this functionality would provide features and capabilities of expensive workforce management solutions. This would be a killer inclusion in the Office 365 offer. Come on Microsoft!
Tod Moser commented
This seems basic to me. A company the size of Microsoft should be able to figure out how to do this!
Sam McGinty commented
Hugely useful when assigning tasks to teams, networks etc. Current options don't cut it (multiple identical tasks = lots of noise in the planner and loss of control; one task with multiple assignees and a checklist = spamming people who have completed their share of a task until the whole is done)
I cannot believe this function hasn't been set up
Katie Hannan commented
Yes please, we would love this functionality!
Morten Auen commented
Please add this feature!
Chelsea Hood commented
We are just introducing MS Teams Planner in our Organization and I was disappointed to see that this feature is not available. It will be necessary for us in how we intend to use this tool for tracking projects and task completion.
Necessary to have when working in teams
Please add this feature!
What is the status of this feature?
I agree with the most others it is a MUST feature!
I encourage people to support this request - the idea is to not close the task when *any* one person completes it.....but to create one task that is assigned to EVERYONE in the list, and only close the task after EVERY individual completes it.
I have many use cases for this:
* assign all team members to complete an evaluation
* assign all team members to log hours on Friday
* assign all employees to read the mandatory training
Each person should see a card on their personal "my tasks" view which goes away when they complete it, but that task should stay active for any other assigned members that have not yet completed it. The ONE TASK (the group task) that was created should show progress by listing who has completed and who has not.
Please implement this, necessary in my cross-functional environment. I propose that the task is automatically "in-progress" as soon as the first assignee has clicked completed. The task is only fully complete when all have completed it.
Please add this asap!