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What is Microsoft Planner?

In case you are not familiar or using Planner at the moment, I highly encourage you to get to learn and use the tool. As a project manager in my past career, I used MS Project extensively. But MS Project is a serious tool, built for project managers and large, lengthy projects. Planner, on the other hand, provides a light-weight alternative for… keep reading >

2 ways to create a new plan in Microsoft Planner

As I have blogged previously, Planner that is part of Office 365 Groups, is a great way to manage team tasks on a small project. As such, it has gained quite a popularity and following among Office 365 users. The reason for my post today is that I would like to explain two unique ways to create a new plan in Microsoft… keep reading >

How to use Microsoft Planner for Agile and SCRUM projects

One of the most exciting news that came out during the last year was the release of Microsoft Planner. The tool provides a web-based interface and allows users to manage tasks right in the browser, completely independent of other tools like SharePoint or MS Project. Having spent a great share of my career in project management and being an avid follower of… keep reading >

Microsoft Planner vs. Tasks Web Part

I will admit that when Microsoft Planner first came out, I was recommending my clients to wait a while before jumping on board. Being very conservative when it comes down to implementation, I usually wait for Microsoft products to work out the bugs, become stable and mature enough to be rolled out to the whole organization. Moreover, coming from formal project management… keep reading >