Planner view at Team level - not just a Planner per Channel
Finding it frustrating to have individual planners for each channel. I want to see all planner items for the complete team.
Please consider having a Team level planner and having a per channel filter on this; or a means of automatically aggregating channel level planners at the Team level.
If you "install" planner on the top-level of teams so it shows up as an icon on the left side just like [Activity], [Chat], [Teams] ect. you can get an overfiew of all your tasks across all your Groups.
These can be filtered in different ways. However I think it is necessary to show from whichi group/channel the task originated to give People a clue about the group/project the task is associated with. Maybe even a [Jump-To-Chanel] Button for quick access to the corresponding Chanel.
This is not needed in the Chanel-Specific view as it would only add redundant information to the display. In a summary however I think this information is necessary for the summary to be of value.
Steve Huffman commented
I currently only use the General channel to host tasks. This allows me to see all of the tasks for a particular team. Individuals can use "My Tasks" within Teams or Microsoft ToDo to see just their tasks. I also use buckets for the individual groups that align with the various channels. This seems to work well. With that said it agree it would be nice to have the ability to roll tasks up across multiple teams and a list view with sort capabilities.
Casey Davis commented
Would love for there to be a swim lane per channel, assuming you have unified columns.
Tim L. commented
This is an essential function for people managers, making it much easier to view the Planner items that are assigned to a specific individual during 1:1's, other meetings, etc..
i think this first has to be available from planner, and then properly integrated into teams.. i manage a team and my manager manages multiple, and it is difficult for us to see the collection of assignments easily
Darius M Scott commented
This topic is significant for us as well.
As long as this has been a thread, I'm surprised to see no progress on this topic.
Any chance of learning whether this has any traction?
i'd like to be abble to aggregate at at team level, but it would be good to even be able to see aggregate all the team i'm part of.
as manager i need to look into 35 team that contain a lot of channel in each, so it's almost impossible to have a global looks of the operations.
Jay H. commented
The only way currently to combat this is to have a single planner for the team with many, many buckets (one for each project/channel). This is fine for the first ten buckets, but we have ~50 buckets now simply to be able to see current overall progress. The fact you have to re-order by dragging and dropping instead of an alpha-numeric toggle AND the "Add New Bucket" feature is at the very end of the bucket list has made planner unrealistic to use company wide unfortunately.
We're trying to use teams as a project management tool, but not having a roll-up feature/aggregator between teams to our director is frustrating. Essentially she just wants an overview of all tasks that are assigned to each team. Having to go to each and every single team is time consuming.
Richard Anter commented
Our dev team absolutely needs this. The dev manager needs to be able to see all tasks on which his teams are working.
I also like this because I have lists of things I personally need to do (change my login password, look for something in lost and found, etc.) that I'd like to view in Teams.
My workaround is I'll click the "more apps" icon (three horizontal dots) on the left menu, then Planner and I'm essentially there. It would be nice if I could choose to put apps I've installed on this left menu, like a dock.
Michael Stewart commented
Additionally, one level higher where you could see the tasks of all your direct reports or tasks that you created and assigned to others.
Additionally, it would be useful if I could add Planner on the bar on the left to give me an aggregate view rather than manage on a per channel basis.
To add to this, the Team-level Planner view should enable SCHEDULE/calendar view, the way Planner online has it for individual plans.
The team-level planner view is an executive view - a must-have for those of us who manage a lot of people and projects