How to Make a New Plan in Microsoft Planner (+No New Group)

How to Make a New Plan in Microsoft Planner (+No New Group)

Do you feel a little frustrated with Microsoft Planner?

There are clients who message me asking why every time they make a new plan, they also get a new Microsoft 365 Group.

In this article, I’ll explain what happens when you create a new plan in Microsoft Planner and if it’s possible to not create a new Group at all.

Let’s get started.

How to create a new plan in Microsoft Planner

Microsoft Planner is an app designed for basic task management that’s tied with a Microsoft 365 Group.

Since it’s tied with a Microsoft 365 Group, you can’t have a plan that isn’t linked with a Group (though you don’t always need to create a new one).

Here are the steps:

  • Navigate to the Microsoft Planner app first
  • Click the “New plan” button on the left panel
Create a new plan through the new plan button

On the new window:

  • Give the new plan a name
  • Select the “Privacy” type
  • Click the “Create plan” button
Create a new private plan that comes with a new Microsoft 365 Group

This method comes with a new Microsoft 365 Group and comes with the following:

  • SharePoint site collection
  • Outlook Group calendar
  • Outlook email distribution list

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    How to create a new plan without creating a new Microsoft 365 Group

    You can also add the new plan to an existing Microsoft 365 Group.

    When creating the new plan, click the “Add to an existing Microsoft 365 Group” button:

    Click the add to an existing Microsoft 365 Group

    Simply select an existing Microsoft 365 Group:

    Choose or search for a group to link with your new plan

    Proceed with creating a new plan.

    Note: It’s possible to have more than one plan on one Microsoft 365 Group. That means you don’t always need to create a new Group when creating a new plan.

    Do you have any questions regarding Microsoft Planner? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section.

    For inquiries and other concerns, please use the site’s contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

    About Ryan Clark

    As the Principal Solutions Architect at Mr. SharePoint, I help companies of all sizes better leverage Modern Workplace and Digital Process Automation investments. I am also a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) for Office Apps & Services.

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