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Microsoft Teams Apps
What are the best project management apps in MS Teams? Both Tasks and Milestones only seem to do pieces of managing a project schedule. Is it worth paying for MS Project licenses and how well does it integrate with Teams? I get the advantages of communicating and collaborating with Teams, but I'm at a loss for when they have so many apps that overlap on task management.
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Yes, get MS Project. It is worth the money and will give you the tool you need to run an end to end project. MS Teams is good, use it daily but it is not a project management scheduling tool.
In my case we are using MS Teams as the core tool and we are replacing MS Project with Planner. But it will depends on your defined project manager process and how well MS Teams support it.
on the other coast of the Atlantic, using MSTeams for team collaboration, starting to use Planner for activities visibility.
MS Project is a tool for project managers, i used daily to have and track the full landscape.
MS Teams permits connection with "external" applications like Trello, Asana, Confluence/Jira
I'm glad you asked this question; I learned something new this morning. I did a quick search and found that Teams has two apps that integrate with MS Project - Project (connects to Project for the Web, but not MPP files or PWA) and Roadmap. Once added to Teams, any member can view content, read only, without an additional license. I haven't used either, yet, but I'm going to take a few minutes to do some reading.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/pro...ms/ba-p/1748880
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1 reply by Sergio Luis Conte
Feb 12, 2021 11:36 AM
Sergio Luis Conte
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In our case when we tested to use MS Teams with MS Project it does not work as we expected in terms of information exchange.
MS Project is an adequate tool for Project Management, or you can use Planview.
Also, there is a newfangled project monitoring solution that combines agile with global indicators. Every team member can be included in a Trello dashboard, to update the state of his respective tasks. Then, the information is translated into a global indicators panel, that can be shared with management supervisors. To get more information about this solution, visit this site: https://www.facebook.com/Teleworking-Monitoring-107369664431280/.
Also contact them at [email protected]
Feb 12, 2021 10:43 AM
Replying to Aaron Porter
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I'm glad you asked this question; I learned something new this morning. I did a quick search and found that Teams has two apps that integrate with MS Project - Project (connects to Project for the Web, but not MPP files or PWA) and Roadmap. Once added to Teams, any member can view content, read only, without an additional license. I haven't used either, yet, but I'm going to take a few minutes to do some reading.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/pro...ms/ba-p/1748880
In our case when we tested to use MS Teams with MS Project it does not work as we expected in terms of information exchange.
Nope, it does not. :) I agree, I would use teams for collaboration and use project or planner for scheduling. Although, to my earlier point, we use project because our projects are far too complex for planner and we need need the scheduling engine that MS Project is so famous for that is just not in planner.
I appreciate everyone's feedback. I can think of use cases for apps like Tasks/Planner for marketing campaigns, but feel they are too light to handle complex projects with task dependencies. I struggle with so many apps that perform a handful of functions and create fragmentation from an end user experience.
I'll start with a disclaimer - I know there are better solutions, but it's what I have to work with.

After my initial response, I did a little digging and am intrigued with what I've learned.

In addition to being able to use Project and Roadmap, in Teams, Lists is another MS app you can add, which basically brings SharePoint into Teams. Using Lists with Flow and Forms, I was able to create a project request form. This brings me one step closer to having a PMIS mostly accessible through Teams. There's a little more I still need to do with PowerApps and Power BI that I might not be able to bring in, but Teams is turning out to be a lot more capable than I previously thought.
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1 reply by Brian Lex
Feb 18, 2021 1:07 PM
Brian Lex
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Thanks Aaron, I was not aware of the Lists app. I actually had a use case for that on one of my projects today.
Feb 17, 2021 7:04 PM
Replying to Aaron Porter
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I'll start with a disclaimer - I know there are better solutions, but it's what I have to work with.

After my initial response, I did a little digging and am intrigued with what I've learned.

In addition to being able to use Project and Roadmap, in Teams, Lists is another MS app you can add, which basically brings SharePoint into Teams. Using Lists with Flow and Forms, I was able to create a project request form. This brings me one step closer to having a PMIS mostly accessible through Teams. There's a little more I still need to do with PowerApps and Power BI that I might not be able to bring in, but Teams is turning out to be a lot more capable than I previously thought.
Thanks Aaron, I was not aware of the Lists app. I actually had a use case for that on one of my projects today.

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