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.
Please fix this. We like using this feature for collaborative tasks, but it sucks for me to see tasks that I've completed my part, but others still have actions... I have to look at the details of every one to find the ones I still have actions on.
Yes this would be very helpful to be able to see the status of each person when you have 20 or more that need to complete a task, etc.
Please encourage people to support this request
The concept is to not close the task when any one person completes it and only close the task after EVERY individual assignee completes it. you could implement it as separate tasks as long as the person entering the task only has to type in everything once and not for each individual.
Also - because this is a need, the limit of 11 assignees is too small. We need to be able to assignee a task to up to the number of people on the team. this is CRITICAL to the use case because a LOT of teams have more than 11 members.
There are several use cases for this:
* assign all team members to submit timesheets
* assign all team members to complete mandatory training
* assign a group of team members to review a document
Each person should see a card on their personal "my tasks" view which goes away when they complete it.
Mark N commented
This feature is painfully.. p a i n f u l l y obvious... please implement soon
h f commented
Meantime...anyone have a workaround for a large group doing the same task (they limited check boxes!)
ntquartex NTQUARTEX commented
Individual completion status should feed the golbal completion status of the task
Yes, they should be able to indicate (without the clumsy need to list them all...again) that they compiled a task!
Kindly add this option so checklist will not disappear if only 1 user click it should be remain there still all users complete that task.
Naomi de Jong commented
Would be highly appreciated if this function would become available!
Stuart Bradshaw commented
I agree - we really need this. Without this, users can't mark when they have completed their part of the task, meaning they also can't easily get a list of tasks they have yet to complete. This is a big blocker to adoption for us. Multiple task owners means multiple task completions - simple!
This is one main missing feature that is preventing me from fully adopting MS Planner in our office.
Marissa G-Labelle commented
Definitely need this addition for anyone doing coordination work and follow up on tasks assigned to multiple people but which has to be completed by everyone. Creating a single task for everyone is time-consuming.
Would also love to see this addition. Individuals working on the same task, but specific to their region or division need to check it as complete and not have LATE tasks continually flooding their inbox. Would like to not have to make multiple, individual versions of the same task.
I support adding this new functionality. However please retain the option for existing functionality for the use case where you need a task completed and it can be completed by more than one person. You don't care which of the assigned completes the task, just that one of them does it.
Hey Microsoft, keen to understand if this enhancement is on your radar :)
Ian Stewart commented
Following on from other comments: it would be great if you could assign a task to an Office 365 group.
For example, you might want all senior managers to submit a report. You would just type 'Senior Managers' and Planner would parse this group list and create a sub-task for each one of them.
Then, on the overview page, you could see something like '45% complete' which means that 45% of the managers have ticked this off as being done. Then you could easily see who has not done it (and perhaps have an easy way of sending them a reminder).
The next step would be to integrate this into onenote. Imagine how much more productive meetings would be if you can assign tasks to people straight from the minutes!
1. Have each assigned individual to mark task as complete before the overall task gets marked completed
2. Remove the limit of not more than 11 assignees per task
In the current state because of point 1 it us unusable since manager cannot make out whether all have completed or not if any one marks he task as completed
Came looking for a solution because we have the same problem. I'm in IT and used to the idea of one task = one person (Jira, MS Project, TFS). Business users just don't think in terms of work breakdown like that. They assign one task to a bunch of people who may have different roles to play as if they were all doing the high-level goal.
There either needs to be the ability to assign a task to many and have independent control over status, or at least a mechanism to tell Planner to clone the task to each assigned user.
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!