04-13-2018 05:28 AM
04-13-2018 05:28 AM
Was going through a design scope with a business user today and when adding an app into a page I spotted "planner" was there. Fantastic, assumed this was the long awaited integration piece allowing Planner pieces to be presented and interactive within a Sharepoint site.
When opening the app, it seemed to however only present an option for the plan, associated with the O365 group behind the Sharepoint site.
In terms of expectations on my end, I would have hoped to be able to either manually provide a link to a plan, or have availability to select from the plans I am apart off.
For my Release Management Sharepoint site, integrating planner "plans" straight in, was a hope I had in terms of showing latest tasks and timelines etc. At present I'd been using the Quick Links function, literally applying the planners URL.
Is the newly available Planner App in Sharepoint, literally only to import/display a plan associated with that group?
Has there been some functionality introduced I missed to link multiple plans to a single group?
04-13-2018 06:55 AM
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04-13-2018 08:03 AM
04-13-2018 08:15 AM
Relating to my usecase should any of the Planner team come by the thread :
I currently use Planner to manage our Release Plans for updates and version upgrades we receive from vendors. While we have "plans" to integrate into a central tool, there is a period of easily the next 4-6 months where I want to continue using Planner for this.
I have a Release Sharepoint site that is basically the "hub" of all Release information, plans, projects and schedules.
So I wouldn't want the messy overheard of tons of O365 groups and associated Sharepoints, when I just want the Planner use. Being able to embed multiple plans dashboards into a page, would be a huge win, for my userbase to see from a high level to see the status and schedules of Releases.
IT Team Based Agile Projects
Our Service Delivery team perform the large majority of projects within IT. We have a Team site in sharepoint we use for projects and collaboration, and again we would like to use Planner for each individual project as these are agile implementations and projects. We need lightweight planning, and we need to move fast for the business to get them in place.
Being able to spin multiple planner plans of this single Team site would be ideal, again allowing transparency but also overview on the status of projects for the wider IT team, and our Dept Head, who might not necessarily be using Planner itself.
Currently the colleague who manages the "project plans" for these has one Planner Plan, with an almighty amount of buckets for each project and its basically a mess, and we lose the dashboard/reporting accuracy because of how it's dozens of lightweight projects bundled into one plan.
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04-30-2018 01:28 PM
Thanks for taking the time to detail your feedback in this post. You're correct in understanding that this isn't the final version of our integration with SharePoint. We'll be continuing to improve upon this integration based on usage and feedback from the Planner community (like yours)!
Speaking to the 1:1 relationship between Groups and Plans, we're aware of this pain point and are actively working to resolve it. Here's a UserVoice thread for this suggestion if you'd like to follow along on it's progress: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11436501-in...