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  1. Gantt chart view

    I want to be able to make tasks dependent on other tasks, and see them in a Gantt chart view.

    7,101 votes
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    434 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We agree that Plans often need a view of tasks ahead in order to communicate deadlines and status, and are working with our colleagues in Project to bring a solution to life for Projects and Plans of all shapes, sizes, and complexity.

    As some of you may know, Project announced it’s vision for modern work management last fall, and as a part of the Project team we’re working together to bring this to life. Here’s more information on this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2018/09/25/a-new-vision-for-modern-work-management-with-microsoft-project/

    We appreciate the feedback and patience here. We’ll update this thread with any news as soon as it’s available.

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  2. Timeline view to show schedule

    A simple timeline view like SharePoint tasks to facilitate viewing the schedule

    2,947 votes
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    105 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks again for all of your feedback!

    We love this idea too, and want to hear more about how you could use a timeline view in Planner. If you have any ideas or scenarios in particular, we’ll continue to read through these comments as we consider this feature.

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  3. Status reports reports

    - print report
    - download reports (status, dashboard, task)
    - export tu excel

    304 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Dashboard showing tasks in timeline/calendar view (like a gantt chart).

    I would like to see a dashboard showing tasks in chronological order that populates as I add tasks. I would like to see this in a calendar/timeline view.

    I would also like to be able to sort tasks within a bucket by chronological or reverse chronological order.

    249 votes
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  5. Add a bucket-level chart

    Add a chart that shows the distribution of tasks across buckets (and their completion status color coded like in others).

    220 votes
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  6. View completed tasks in Bucket chart

    We want to be able to see Completed tasks in the 'Bucket' chart. It makes no sense to hide them!

    Also, could the completed tasks not be crossed out, so they're easier to read once completed.

    Thanks

    153 votes
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  7. Add a kanban view to ease tracking and implement agile management

    The idea is to get a kanban view, to get a more realistic tracking of tasks.

    140 votes
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  8. Sort by Colored tabs

    Can I sort by colored Tabs? If I was labeling them by priority?

    113 votes
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  9. Share the charts as an executive dashboard.

    Share a link to group member to view the status of tasks as a dashboard of the project.

    113 votes
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  10. Totalling days/hours estimates for each category

    For each task, add an estimate for the days or hours for that task. Then for each vertical, provide a sub-total of the days/hours recorded in each task.

    Similar to what Trello does already.

    77 votes
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  11. Facility to download a Excel report on task details

    Facility to download a Excel report on task details in a Plan by assignee, by bucket. Currently no such facility is available hence no offline analysis can be done on the delays in completing the tasks.

    71 votes
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  12. Don't show completed tasks in Charts

    Why in the bar graph of member don't show completed tasks? If in the circular graph(chart) show all tasks, including completed tasks, why it wasn't done for the bar graph?

    My boss would be happy if it could be done!

    66 votes
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  13. Show task progress filter by Bucket and Member

    Show task progress filter by Bucket and Member

    59 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We’ve just added a bucket chart to the Planner charts view!

    Go to tasks.office.com to check it out and let us know what you think! “Leave feedback” from the setting menu or tweet using #MicrosoftPlanner.

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  14. Bucket wise Chart view

    Chart view should display bucket wise. So that, we can easily know each bucket status/progress.

    48 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We’ve just added a bucket chart to the Planner charts view!

    Go to tasks.office.com to check it out and let us know what you think! “Leave feedback” from the setting menu or tweet using #MicrosoftPlanner.

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  15. Planner Dashboard

    I would like to see the status of all current, completed, in progress, and past due tasks by assigned without having to open each individual plan. The bar graphs are great. I would like to see the same thing in a 10,000 foot view for all projects in a single dashboard.

    44 votes
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  16. Ability to have a master plan in the hub

    have a master view of all the tasks and statuses from all plans in 1.

    38 votes
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  17. Gantt Chart

    It would be awesome to add in a gantt chart view along with the calendar schedule view.

    36 votes
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  18. Have a chart feature that includes all the channel plans tasks within 1 team

    The chart feature is a great view, but it is for the moment only available at the planner level. If you have multiple plans within a team (I have plans per each channel for example) - you can't see the combined team chart.
    This could be very useful to have resource planning and resource monitoring. Who has to much work and who can help that person

    33 votes
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  19. Simplified Burndown Chart

    A simple Burndown Chart can be built with just a start and end date, plus total tasks in the Sprint.

    The ideal burndown is calculated based on total days in Sprint / total tasks.

    31 votes
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  20. Make the an exportable overview

    Make a better overview and make it so that it can be exported in excel.

    30 votes
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