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    In the context of Planer Email should be thought as another transport for app communication. I would say Groups are ahead of Trello on this, i.e. the inbox is already there. We need to establish conventions for parsing, for example the following subject:

    Contoso Skype for Business Opty@jessica #due: 30-06-2016 #bucket: Quote Negotiation

    would assign a new task "Contoso Skype for Business Opty" to user "essica@<current-org>" at bucket: "Quote Negotiation"
    with the (formatted) body od the msg as description as well as attachments. We can also establish conventions for the first list in the body to parsed into a list of subtasks...

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    Thanks for your feedback. We now set posting Task Activity (Task Assign and Complete) to the Group Conversation to Off By Default. Plan/Group owners can turn this setting on/off in the “Edit Plan” dialog.

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    Dimitris Foukas commented  · 

    The best approach would be to turn - off posts by default and offer a Logic Flow connector for planner so that we can hook-up actions to events triggered by Planner CUD or assignment activities

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    Dimitris Foukas commented  · 

    I second Logic Flow integration

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    784 comments  ·  Microsoft Planner - Feedback Forum » Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone,

    We recently announced and rolled out the new Microsoft Project, which was designed specifically to help teams of all sizes collaborate on projects more efficiently and achieve more together. It was designed to be simple and powerful, so that anyone can get started quickly and take control of any project – regardless of its size – right away.

    The new Microsoft Project has been redesigned. You can see your tasks on a Gantt chart (“Timeline”) view, a Board view (similar to Planner’s), and a Grid view, both requested from many of our Planner users. I encourage you to look at the links below and the attached GIF for a sneak peak.

    With this, we also rolled out a new subscription plan called “Project Plan 1” that allows you to start quickly and manage projects easily via the web browser.

    Link to Blog: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/10/29/new-microsoft-project-rolls-out-worldwide/

    Learn more: https://products.office.com/en-us/project/simple-project-management

    Thanks everyone…

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    Dimitris Foukas commented  · 

    This is not a Planner-specific limitation - its currently a Group limitation

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    699 comments  ·  Microsoft Planner - Feedback Forum » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback!

    We’d like to add custom columns to Planner, but don’t have anything planned at this time. We’re working on three big initiatives that are landing later this year (stay tuned!) and will likely start work on recurring tasks soon after.

    Please continue to vote as we utilize UserVoice heavily to order our product backlog and will adjust regularly if things change!

    Thanks again for your patience and feedback,
    The Planner Team

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    The least we should have is the ability to customize the labels, i.e. Not started -> On Hold.
    The next step, adding (extra) custom status enums is debatable: what kind of transitions are permitted per bucket - i.e. can we back from Completed -> Not Started? Reporting & Graphs extensions are trivial with added status enums.

    In general I think we have to arrive at a design where invalid states (combinations of bucket & status) are non-representable! If we want to be more precise, somehow this has to be tied to assignee roles...

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    Dimitris Foukas commented  · 

    This goes along with WIP limits in active buckets as well as burndown charts.

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    Dimitris Foukas commented  · 

    Also add Planner tab in Outlook Group mobile apps

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    Dimitris Foukas commented  · 

    Why you need a prj manager in addition to Group owner? Agile teams just need facilitators...

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    Trello provides this ability with add-ons, i.e. estimated effort/complexity and Work In Progress Limits (WIP) for active buckets (i.e. Doing, Testing, Deploying but not ToDo backlogs) and burndown charts. I think it is too much to expect something along these lines will show on initial Planner rollout but we need a foundation so that the owner of a Plan (or template) can define additional task metadata like estimated/actual effort so that we record time required for various workflows.

    That along with Logic Flow Planner exposure will allow integration with external/in-house time tracking apps which are another "beast" altogether...
    BTW, I feel we should stay away from Prj Online, we are talking about agile prj management here..

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    Various Tello addons promote the use of Fibonacci sequences for Complexity estimates

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    It is essential that we allow multiple Plans for Groups otherwise integration with external systems becomes entirely impractical. As a typical Use Case consider integration with Dynamics CRM: we would like to use Plans for Opportunity lifecycle, Case workflow, Contract negotiation, Order fullfilment, custom Projects etc. In line with existing CRM - doc library integration we need to have a common "context" between the two, for example the Opportunity name would be used in the first case. Otherwise hard limits on Group creation (think currently 100 per user) would make this association impractical!

    This also goes together with the notion of Plan templates - perhaps we can mandate a SINGLE template with a Group which acts as a placeholder for multiple Plans. This template will define all the required metadata useful for the integration as well as constraints in transitions between states (buckets), custom status codes (instead of the stock Not Started - In Progress - Completed), AAD permissions required to trigger these transitions etc.

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    I would also add that this should also constrain the prioritization of the tasks within a bucket, ie the UI should not allow moving a dependant task above its master.

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