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    137 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 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.

    We’ve brought the Planner board view to the new Project! Along with this, you can see your tasks on a Timeline view, and a Grid view, both requested from many of our Planner users.

    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 for your patience, I encourage you to check out the new Project, and even start a trial – see the attached GIF

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    Brian G. Riesen commented  · 

    This seems also related to the "Gantt chart view" but without dependencies and other details. I like the idea of a more simplistic Roadmap/Timeline view to be able to summarize progress and report to execs.

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    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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    Brian G. Riesen commented  · 

    Gantt charts would be a welcome addition to Planner. It could use the Start and End/Due dates to lay out the timelines. For dependencies, perhaps adding a "Related Tasks" field to list as must be completed before beginning the current task, or something along those lines. Another option could be to allow the Start Date field to link to another task, one it's dependent on.

    I like the explanation of the feature demo (https://blogs.office.com/2016/06/27/microsoft-planner-hands-on-demonstration/) of how Planner fills the gap between Tasks and Project. While Gantt charts would be overkill for Tasks, bringing them to Planner seems like a logical step.

    The main reason for me is to be able to show project reports to my executives in a format they are already familiar with. Execs will want to see progress on a timeline, not just a quantity of in progress and completed tasks.

    I like @NBS' idea of having a Project integration, but feel like that should be an optional component if needed. I too feel like Project is too cumbersome for smaller, shorter projects.

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