Have you ever worked with other members of your organization on a single project? You probably have, in which case you know that as soon as more than two or three people get together and start planning things, staying organized is difficult. Tracking who is responsible for what, what timelines exist, what the project objectives are, and all the relevant documentation and supporting materials can be very difficult, or maybe just time consuming. Either way, it’s not a pleasant task.
Teams working together on projects need a central place not only to store documents and files, but also to provide a “single version of the truth” when it comes to dividing work between tasks and tracking progress. Microsoft Planner, a relatively new tool available exclusively for Office 365 / Microsoft 365 subscribers in most business and education plans, is designed to solve this problem by helping teams plan projects, assign tasks, share information, and collaborate.