Add functionality to create dependencies
Add functionality to link tasks with dependencies. One the upper level task is complete the tasks that are dependent on it would become active and notify those task owners.
Would love this to help stay organized. It also helps clearly show which tasks come before others.
Needs to get to market parity vs. similar solutions e.g. Monday.com. Sub-task assignment is key for a project tool
I have just started using Planner and immediately needed to assign a sub-task (checklist item) to a colleague, but couldn't. Feels like a big gap. This is a much needed feature and gets my vote!
This seems like a pretty standard thing to not be included. Please implement it!
It would be a seismic addition.
This would greatly improve the software!
April Ellsey commented
We need this functionality! It is a big gap.
Alfonso Moscato commented
I think that the possibility of linking tasks to another task as childs would be enough for most people.
as an alternative, you could add an owner and a due date to every element in check lists.
I understand how it is complex to designed a fully featured subtask capabiity (multilevel, differrent attriubutes, etc.) a first step coul be:
- in the Hub Planner: allow for multiplan view (few things to be adjusted....)
- at the cheklist level: ability to asssign a date (to create an event/milestone and possibly (less important) an assignement
Jeff Roback commented
I'm less interested in dependencies and notifications but just a way to organize tasks with sub tasks. Can't use the system without these.
This a make-or-break feature for us. Please implement soon.
Josh Smart commented
Critical for Project Management in Teams
This is ESSENTIAL. Please implement ASAP.
Squigs Daddo commented
I'm coming off Asana and I'm struck by how limited the Microsoft product is. I feel as if I've lost a limb or a few fingers.
What I need is the ability to assign a card to a leader and then assign checklist level tasks within that card to individual people. Card owner owns the outcome, task owners do the work. I'm an O365 shop for Exchange but I find all the new apps severely undercooked which is why I run an ecosystem of apps. It is costing me a fortune! Come on Microsoft, you have the resources to do so much better than all these startups. The development is glacial.
Also the ability to (accidentally) promote tasks and not be able to put them back again is just insane. I'd love to move everything back to Microsoft but this product is so undercooked that it's not funny.
Michel Bliek commented
Assigning subtasks to other members and non-members of the plan.
Members see their tasks in the plan and To-Do. Non-Members see their tasks in To-Do.
Also it would be great to add dates to subtasks like a normal task.
It would make agile working possible within planner, now unfortunatly it is not.
Whist a great idea, without appropriate permissions in place anyone assigned a sub-task is able to delete the original task (one of the big failings of Planner)
Subtasks would be great, You can create a new task from the checklist why not have the same option but making a subtask.
Agreed, this is a must or you need to get Project working better in Teams and more like Planner.
Because of the perfect integration in Teams, this feature is definitely a MUST in Planner! We need to be able to create Subtasks from Checklists in the Main Tasks and be able to assign those Subtasks to the responsible people. We have to be able to create dependencies and track the progres of the Main Tasks.
Ang NYadmin commented
While i understand you don't want to cannibalize your own product (Project) the current Planner simply makes using it for small teams across multiple projects and initiatives awkward, cumbersome and impossible. We need dependencies in order to properly use for project management - till then, I don't think MSoft should be recommending this tool for Teams or department use until that has been implemented.