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How do I set dependencies in my project schedule?

Dependencies allow you to set relationships between pairs of work objects within your project schedule. For example, you may need a task to finish before another task can begin, or you might need two tasks to finish at the same time. In a dependency, there is a predecessor item and a successor item. Successor items are dependent upon predecessor items. This article describes how to set dependencies in your project schedule.

1. Add Dependency Column

Add Dependency Column
  1. Click Columns, point to the Project category.
  2. Select the check box next to Dependency.

2. Set Dependency

Set Dependency
  • In the Dependency column for the successor line item, enter the line number of item that the successor item is dependent upon. A line item can have multiple dependencies.

3. Click the Ellipsis Button

Click the Ellipsis Button
  • Click the ellipsis button to access advanced dependency settings.

4. Define Advanced Settings

Define Advanced Settings

Dependency: The predecessor item that the successor item is dependent upon.

Type: The dependency type. The default for this field is Finish-to-start.

  • Finish-to-start: The predecessor item must be completed before the successor item can begin.
  • Start-to-start: The successor item can start after the predecessor item has started.
  • Finish-to-finish: The predecessor item must be completed before the successor item can finish.
  • Start-to-Finish: The successor item cannot finish before the predecessor item starts.

Lag: The number of days to add to or subtract from the scheduled date. This number can be either negative or positive.

5. Click Save

  • Click Save.

6. View Project Central

  • View the updated project schedule with dependencies.

7. Example Dependencies

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