Create a Plan without creating an Office Group
I like using the Planner as a personal tool to simply manage my day-to-day tasks - I like the kanban Trello-esque visual way of doing this. I don't, however, need the sharing capabilities and therefore all the associated 365 group stuff created in the background is superflous. It would be good to simply have an "individual" Plan and not have it create a 365 group. It just feels like there will be whole lot of chaos will ensue with people creating all sorts of groups like "My Plan", "Test Plan" etc.
Why can't there be a "Planner-Lite" version that leverages the Outlook/To Do task management non-SharePoint/One Drive framework? Or how about a full Planner integration "kanban view" within To Do?
I chose to leverage my work o365 account for my personal productivity system with Planner as the central hub for tasks and projects due to all of the great connections across the apps I use daily. Recently my work moved to shut down SharePoint/One Drive access for personal devices and now I've lost a tremendous amount of mobility and flexibility with maintaining and leveraging my system. With this level of security I lost the ability to even access the mobile app entirely.
To Do and Outlook tasks seem unhindered and the Planner -> To Do integration still allows me to access my Planner tasks within To Do (mark them complete and check off check lists) which is great! I've always used the To Do app for this daily to-do list integration of my tasks. However, I prefer Planner's Kanban board to To Do's lists for overall maintenance and flexibility of my tasks and projects across buckets and plans.
Mathias Halkjær Petersen commented
Can't believe this was not a feature at day 1.
We are beginning to use Planner and this just came up. We have locked down the creation of Groups to keep it manageable so now we cannot create personal Plans without requesting the group be created.
We have staff using Trello who would love to have a personal Planner, especially one that integrates with the tasks from other planners.
This is a necessity if you want your whole organization using Teams effectively. I like using the planner to keep track of my tasks and dues dates but no ability to add tasks not related to a organizational project (which is how we have Teams set up) makes me use another tool for my own tasks.
Not very efficient and may very well end up that I like another tool better and then I'm outside of MS.
This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. DEAL BREAKER. It's a shame, because otherwise this seems like the perfect solution for my 365 team.
This should absolutely be a feature, it creates unnecessary extra groups. I like keeping things in order as the admin and this is extra data that is clogging the background.
Please add this very useful functionality in your backlog top topics
0 Items in dev on the Planner Roadmap...
Not only is creating a Group with a Plan nonsense, but the fact that even the sub-plans tied to a Group require that "all members" must be part of "all plans". Managers cannot segregate and organize their members. It's all or nothing *period*.
Listen to your users MS. We're wanting to use and support the product, but the non-IT want simplicity and IT is a service department. We usually end up providing what the users want and they don't want this... unfortunate.
We are looking at rolling out Planner, but this is a real issue. Unfortunately, while having everything connected is nice, it is a big deterrent in my company using these applications to their full potential. Instead, we will limit plans to only a few pre-existing groups (same ones we use for Teams) and will not allow individuals to create plans unless they are team-wide...
Yes, this is exactly what I need.
I finaly would be able to bundle all my own work with the project group activities that I need to do.
This feature would be super beneficial. Currently, I use Trello for these personal projects and goals, but it would be nice to use planner since everything else I utilize is office 365
Being able to create a plan without turning it into a group is a must-have feature.
We're losing staff to Trello, which now adds a separate tool that needs to be supported by IT...
COME ON MICROSOFT!!!
Daniel Dunn commented
Agree in a large organisation (or any organisation) this is a nightmare to manage without group scope
Aaron Katzfey commented
Update the Planner application to allow for the creation of a new plan without requiring an O365 group. That would be awesome!
Why isn’t planner / Sharepoint Site / Teams and all other Programms not connected to an individual „Azure ID“?
The Strategie to use SharePoint Sites in Exchange with O365 Permission and add all programm around O365 groups mess up each day more.
Having the possibility to switch on / off individual programs to before created „Azure ID“ would it make for companies / user much easier to use Planner, SharePoint (Documentlibraries), Teams, Exchange (Calender)
Please change the seetings. Managing O365 groups becames impossibly.
Yes this is irritating.
Jonni Slater commented
This has to be a priority for Microsoft. Lots of organisations need to govern who can create Office 365 Groups, however also want to encourage users to make the most of Planner.