Gantt chart missing in planner

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Am I the only one missing gantt chart in planner.

What is the plans to implement this feature.

This is one of the biggest reasons why we do not use planner so mutch.
And that there is a lack of a way to plan over several projects in a single overview


This also seems to be one of the most sought after features from the community



Ore is it time to look for other solutions

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Definitely feel your pain here.
Today, we offer a gantt chart and a roadmap feature (where you can see multiple projects in one view) in Project for the web. We're thinking hard about making the transition from Planner to Project more seamless in the future so that people can continue their work and easily collaborate with their teams.
Does moving to Project sound like an option for you and your team in the future? What might be a barrier for you? What might motivate you to onboard to an additional paid license?


several things keep us from switching
1. license
2. too complicated for users
3. good teams integration
4. mobile app

the reason why we are looking at alternative solutions is that we will then get more tools together

the only reason to pay for project is to get gantt and multi project view / managment

If you could start out in Planner and then as the topic grows sometimes and you need the additional functionality of Project could easily "promote" the Planner project to a Proj on the Web or Online this could be very useful. Sometimes you just need the ability to assign sub tasks, or show dependencies/ gantt view for better Agile/ PI planning. Very hard to do in traditional Planner.
Thanks for the detailed feedback!
Would the license ($10/month for P1) still be a barrier if only the PM needed it and everyone else on the team would be able to collaborate?
When you say good teams integration-- do you mean integration with the teams tasks app? Notifications? Today Project for the web can be added to a channel, but I know the previous 2 features are important as well :)
Great feedback Mark! Definitely something we're thinking about
This license sounds okay if the om is the only one neading it to create project in projects,
if everyone working in plants has to use it then it is going to be expensive

it is a requirement that one has a license to be able to correct tarsks in planner to update gantt chart
or can everyone do it with the normal license we have now.

I do not understand that there must be 2 different software and why you do not just get them turned into a common product.

as for teams, it is to make it as easy a sum at all as possible for everyone to contribute through teams in the planner so that everyone is updated all the time and that you do not have to work in many different places, and it is also in the tasks app

@CathyHarley  This has been a regular capability requested for Excel charts for years (decades now) but the Microsoft response has consistently been to use Project. Now with O365, the response is the same for Planner? It is literally called "Planner." Why is there so much pushback considering how simple a Gantt chart would be to implement? We have a title, a start and stop date...what more is needed?

Most users requesting this capability do not need the in-depth features of Project, and are in all likelihood not going to purchase and learn Project just for the sake of having a Gantt chart feature. They will do what I have which is to hack my way into a Gantt in Excel, then copy/paste it into PowerPoint until a less complex capability is built into the "Planning" software we already pay a licensing fee for in the first place.

Yes, it is a shame that they do not implement Gantt in planner. It is the only function, in addition to sub-tasks, we are missing to be able to avoid switching to something else as we lack relationships and a good overview.

pleas planner team make Gantt available for all.
SmartSheets is kicking MS Planner's you know what at my company because of this same set of shortcomings. I'm the "use MSFT product we already own" person at my company, and I have no way to fight SS's features without adding yet another license for MS Proj...a non-starter.
I am thinking of using this for test flow at our lab. I have experience using Trello for this. Another shortcoming of planner currently is that if you want to look out further than 1 week it will only display 2 tasks. Often tasks last longer than 1 week. So you can't get a big picture view without a Gannt chart style view. It would be nice to be able to color code the Gannt chart by task as well. Could be based on the label. It would be nice to change the functionality of the progress complete so they don't automatically get archived. I might look at if I can make a sudo Gannt chart with the excel export feature. Or possibly power BI.


The user voice link is no longer valid.  Is there another way to voice our need for Gantt view in Microsoft Planner?

@foinus this guy has it figured out. Works flawlessly through Power Apps. Solved the issue for me. Hope it helps.


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In this 16-minute citizen developer-focused demo, Terho Antila delivers a Power Apps canvas app that builds a Gantt chart out of the tasks stored in Microsoft Planner. Use in Microsoft 365 environment with Planner connectors and no premium licensing is required. Hear about lessons learned in ...
Hi there, we have Project but it's overkill for most tasks, and 1/10 users have the headspace to immerse themselves into just another app. We work backwards from team sizes and ERP proper or resource costing is not an issue for most but dedicated project managers - what 9/10 need is a lightweight tool to keep track of time- and deadlines and prioritize workstreams on a timeline; IMO it would not even require dependencies to be useful. Believe it or not, when offered Project, most would rather do this by coloring cells in excel. Essentially all the data is there in planner - all it takes is visualising the start and due task on a gantt view and allow users to drive the dates by moving bars around and move them vertically to visually structure matters. For everything more complex users can indeed use project or any other tool of their liking. Would appear to be a low hanging fruit and make planner a killer app for the general non-project-management audience.

I agree, this is the biggest deficiency in Planner.  The fact you can have hundreds of cards and have no idea how many overlap or where you have potential conflicts is really annoying.

@hamboneftw best suggestion ever - we love it.