Jul 28 2020 09:12 AM
Jul 28 2020 09:12 AM
I am Konstantina Service Owner for Planner at Siemens AG. Is it planned to offer nested / child sub tasks in Planner? The ability to drag and drop a task under another for creating a sub task would be highly welcomed. Thank you for your support and feedback.
Jul 28 2020 09:54 AM
Thank you for your input! I assume you are familiar with our checklist items, which can be used to create nested work items under a single task.
If I'm understanding correctly, your question seems almost more about creating links between full tasks (not just adding sub-items to a single task). Unfortunately, we don't have a great way to do that today. However, it is something we hear from users quite a bit, so it is something we hope to look into at some point! Something we use to prioritize is UserVoice. There is already an item in UserVoice related to this (and there may be others that aren't just about dependencies): https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/13976094-ad.... I'd recommend using this site to add your voices and votes to this feature!
If you have specific thoughts on this particular feature, we read through the UserVoice comments when we design and implement any new feature, so any thoughts you put there will be considered as we design this feature.
Let me know if you have any more questions or concerns about this! Thank you again for your input.
Jul 28 2020 09:55 AM
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Oct 07 2021 10:24 AM
@Holly1 - The nested task option is great but it doesn't allow you to assign them to a person. Also creating individual cards for those tasks doesn't allow one to track progress towards the greater task at hand. Some form of linkage or hierarchical structure would make this much more usable.
Nov 15 2021 12:04 PM - edited Nov 15 2021 12:05 PM
@Si Meng It has been a year and a half since this thread started and the requested feature still isn't available. Any updates? For my business needs, not having this functionality really impedes my ability to use Planner without significant work-arounds.
Jan 27 2022 02:48 PM
@Konstantina Antoniadou I think another solution, at least for what we need, is another header above Bucket or a way to add a label to the Bucket name. This is essentially the tree we need:
Etc... The specific Checklist items would still be needed per task. Any way to do this?
Feb 03 2022 09:25 AM
@Si Meng More than 18 months have and still no plan/estimate/forecast when the functionality will be available... Main delta needed in addition to the current implementation (check lists): besides the feature of assigning subtasks to distinct people imo assigning distinct start times and deadlines to the various subtasks is a fundamental feature. The ability to relate/group subtasks (and perhaps tasks) to each other (dependency graphs, e.g., precondition) is another feature that can help tremendously.
Feb 10 2022 01:29 PM
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Mar 21 2022 09:06 AM
I am a relatively new Planner user and I spent some time trying to figure out how to create sub-tasks until I landed on this thread. It could really be a useful feature.
May 05 2022 03:01 AM
@Holly1 Having just come to Planner after several years of using Jira, I would say that individually-assignable sub-tasks is a basic requirement and absolutely essential. I note this conversation started two years ago. Is there an ETA for delivery? Many thanks
Jul 26 2022 07:23 PM
Sub tasks to create work packages is a basic tasking requirement. As, generally tasks really start as deliverables then breakdown into S.M.A.R.T tasks.