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Project Management Comes Together in Microsoft Planner

There are countless project management tools available for organizations of all sizes, but only one combines the power of the Microsoft 365 apps into a single dashboard. Microsoft Planner gives users the ability to harness the collective strength of the best of what Microsoft has to offer 

Microsoft planner is a project management application developed by Microsoft that allows teams to create, assign and organize work visually. It is available through the web, Microsoft Teams, as well as a mobile app. 

Through Microsoft Planner, you and your teammates can create high-level plans, assign tasks, chat about tasks, and see charts of the team’s progress. Microsoft Planner also serves as a hub where team members organize tasks so other members can view and access them, as well as providing a centralized place where all files can be shared. 

Microsoft Planner can be used for range of needs including: 

  • Time management – Determine the number of action items and tasks assigned to each team member  
  • Brainstorming new ideas – Works welwith Microsoft Whiteboard so you can create a plan for whatever project working on 
  • Managing marketing campaign 
  • Planning events like webinars or client meetings
  • Meeting follow-up – Microsoft Planner also allows users to produce strategic break down after meetings 

One of the most invaluable features of Microsoft Planner is its synchronization with the rest of Microsoft 365. For Microsoft Teams, for example, there is an icon along the left side of the dashboard that instantly takes you to the Microsoft Planning dashboard, giving you easy access to the tasks you share with teammates.  

For task functions, Microsoft Planner offers categories you can fill out for easily digestible project charts. The categories include: 

  • Bucket tasks 
  • Progress 
  • Start date 
  • Description 
  • Checklist 
  • Attachments 
  • Comments 

2W Tech is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has Consultants on staff that specialize in Microsoft 365 solutions. If you are interested in learning more about Microsoft Planner, give us a call today.

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