Guide to using MS Teams Planner App for tracking Waterfall, PRINCE2, Agile and Agile Scrum projects (and others)

User guide for using the MS Teams Add On Planner App

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This WORD document provides a step-by-step walkthrough guide to the use of Microsoft (MS) Teams for tracking Waterfall, PRINCE2, Agile and Agile Scrum projects (and others).

This is by making use of the Planner add-in (Free app) for Tasks by Planner and To Do items. This offers a useful Project board for displaying Agile stories (tasks) under columns like Jira.

Guide to using Microsoft (MS) Teams FREE Planner App for tracking Waterfall, PRINCE2, Agile and Agile Scrum projects (and others)
Guide to using Microsoft (MS) Teams FREE Planner App for tracking Waterfall, PRINCE2, Agile and Agile Scrum projects (and others)

What follows is a step-by-step guide to constructing an Agile Project Board for your projects which you can tailor as required. It also serves as a good general guide to using Planner is MS Teams for any tasks that need to be carried out on a Project or Programme of work. Read on for contents below;

Benefits:

1) Offers a quick and easy way to set-up a Product Backlog or Project Pipeline of work using a FREE App in MS Teams

2) Not everybody realizes that this FREE app exists and this guide provides a quick and easy way to present a transparent view of project task status by resource

3) The resulting Project board of tasks can be filtered by many attributes and also results in a dashboard view and calendar view for project status reporting

Microsoft MS Teams Planner and To Do for Agile Scrum Projects
Agile Product / Sprint Backlog Board

Contents:

1.1 Introduction

2.1 Create an Agile Project Team from Scratch
2.2 Select the Kind of Project Team Required ? Private or Public
2.3 Enter the Title of the Agile Team and a Description
2.4 Add Appropriate Members to your Agile Project Team
2.5 Add an Appropriate Picture to your new Agile Project Team

3.1 Add Channel(s) (Agile Projects) to your New Team entry
3.2 Add a good Description for your new Channel (Agile Project)
3.3 Add a New Tab at the top of the Selected Team Channel
3.4 Add the Task Planner App to your Agile Project Team
3.5 Add New Bucket Columns to the Agile Project Board

4.1 Start to Build your Agile Project Board with Stories
4.2 Maximize the Full Agile Project Board on your Desktop
4.3 Dragging the Agile Project Board Stories to Appropriate Buckets
4.4 Grouping Bucket Display Items on the Agile Project Board
4.5 Filtering Bucket Display Items on the Agile Project Board
4.6 Switch the Agile Project Board to a Chart Dashboard
4.7 Switch the Agile Project Board to the Schedule View

5.1 How to Add an Agile Story Task under a Bucket Column
5.2 Update an Agile Story Task Details by clicking on the Tile
5.3 Ensure that you add Sufficient Agile Story Detail
5.4 Add Agile Story Labels to Categorize the item into Type of Story
5.5 Copy Stories to create new Stories more quickly on the Board
5.6 Make the Appropriate Amendments to Copied Story
5.7 Mark the Agile Story with the Appropriate Progress Setting
6.1 Sprint Burn Down Chart (and Burn Up Chart)

7.1 Agile Board Guidance Notes Summarized

 

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Mark is an experienced Senior Project Manager, who has worked at ascending points in software development lifecycle (SDLC) projects for over 30 years. He has impressive credentials in the delivery of highly complex projects in challenging conditions. He has held senior Project Management positions and helped to drive significant business transformation through IT systems and service delivery using both Agile and Waterfall approaches in accordance with ISO QA directives.

Notable successes are working as Project Manager at a large UK retail bank with responsibility for managing the swap out of old legacy ATM software systems for modern technologies and leading the implementation of an ATM/POS monitoring & reporting system at a large retail bank in Saudi Arabia. He has a broad management and IT background and interfaces well with both technical and business stakeholders, on-site and internally.

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