Contextual Help - Dependencies Tab (Edit Task Information)
The Dependencies tab is used to create predecessors and successors to a task, so that the order of actions to accomplish is preset. 

This window has 2 parts: a title bar and the navigation tabs.  

  • The title bar tells you where you are in AceProject. At the end of the title bar you will find links to the contextual help, to add a new task, to open or close a time counter, to move/copy a task, and to show a printer-friendly version of the page.  
  • The Task tab shows all available data for this task.
  • The Assignment tab shows which users are assigned or reviewers on the task.
  • The File Attachments tab displays all files attached to this task. 
  • The Dependencies tab displays all relationships between this task and other project tasks.
    • This tab is divided in 4 groups: Project, Predecessors, Successors and Add a New Predecessor Link.
    • The Project group tells you where the task belongs.
    • The Predecessor(s) group lists all predecessor tasks to this task. You can delete predecessors by checking their box and clicking "Delete Checked item(s)".
    • The Successor(s) group lists all successor tasks to this task. You can delete successors by checking their box and by clicking the "Delete Checked item(s)" button.
    • The Add a New Predecessor Link is where you create new relationships between the current task and another task in the project.
      • Choose the task that will be the predecessor.
        • You cannot link a task to itself as a dependent.
        • You cannot link a task's successor as a predecessor.
        • You cannot link a task that is a successor to any of its successors.
      • Choose the Dependency Type.
      • Enter a lag time if required.
        • Lag time is expressed in day hours and NOT work hours. For example, 24 hours in lag time will last from Monday 8 AM to Tuesday 8 AM.
        • Lag time must be a positive value.
      • Click "Create Predecessor" to add the new dependency to the task.
    • For more information on task dependencies, click here.
  • The History Trail tab displays all changes to your task since its creation.

What is a task dependency?
In most projects, certain tasks cannot begin unless another is completed. This can be difficult to manage when the project is complex and contains a high number of tasks that depend on the successful completion of others. These complex projects demand structure and AceProject has the perfect solution.

This is where task dependencies come in. Task dependencies let you decide when a task can be started. For example, testing on a software bundle can only start after building the application file is completed. With AceProject, you can specify that a certain task can only start after one or several other tasks are completed.

How do I add a task dependency?
To add a task dependency, you must link a task with a predecessor. Simply open the task and fill out the "Add a New Predecessor" Link form.

How do I change/update a task dependency?
To change a task dependency, delete it from the list and re-create it from scratch. To delete a task dependency, check it in the list and click "Delete checked items". To add a task dependency, you must link a task to a predecessor. Simply open the task and fill out the "Add a New Predecessor" Link form.

How do I delete a task dependency?
To delete a task dependency, check it in the list and click "Delete checked items".

 


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