Assign Task Lead
The ability to assign a task to multiple people is a big improvement. BUT, we'd like to be able to designate a primary responsible (ie. a task lead.)
to assign task to a team is nice but sometimes one has the lead which should be shown in the chart accordingly ...otherwise the chart cannot be used in the right way
Kristin Westphal commented
This would be so helpful!
It would be great if we could set a task leader with task members. Multiple owner is good but it causes irresponsibility.
Please no commented
My team agrees
Nancy Franklin commented
Any progress on this requirement to identify an owner to a task.. Planner is great yet if it's trying to be a project management tool there should be some kind of flags/indicators for the lead. Just an idea but couldn't it be a small indicator on the task member
Elfrieda Michau commented
Wonderful idea - will work great for Managers or team leads
Fully agree, unfortunately there are too many different user voices for the same idea and I fear it does not get heard:
What can we do to get more votes?
we have the same requirement. We need to 1) assign one leader (including an option to change the leader), who drives the tasks and 2) other members to whom the leader can delegate work to (or sees who is also involved).
The actual situation leads to the problem, that none of the assigned members feel responsible for the task and wait for others to act. The tasks get overdue and may fail (or have to be extended).
Our workaround is the assignment of one single person. As soon as the lead changes, the old owner is removed and a new one is added. Maybe several times ...
This is far from ideal.