Ms project dependencies not updating

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As a result, if task 1 is subsequently increased in duration and its start date moves to after the start of task 3, a logical inconsistency occurs.

This occurs very frequently in practice, when working with complex sequence of activities, as it is difficult to find all the tasks which are dependent on a given task to be removed.

For example, notice in Figure 4 that I linked the Design Module A, Design Module B, and Design Module C tasks across three projects.

Warning: As of the date this is written, because of an unfixed bug in the Microsoft Project 2016 desktop application, the software does not display the link lines for the cross-project dependencies you set. Click File Your open projects will now contain the cross-project dependencies that you set in the temporary master project.

2.7.2: when a task_1 has a dependency on a preceding task_0, if task_0 is deleted then task_1 should be rescheduled to start asap (still respecting any other dependencies). When you delete task_0, the dependency will force task_1 to move backwards.

However what actually happens when task_0 is deleted is that the dates for task_1 stay the same. The same issue occurs if the dependency is removed (erasing the predecessor column): task_1 should be rescheduled earlier, but actually it does not update. It is absolutely not obvious why task_1 should be rescheduled in this case and what date should be its start date, provided that there are no other dependencies. See also #1124 When the "additional constraint" field is empty, a task should start asap (dependencies permitting).

This question is relevant to almost all Microsoft Project users, regardless of whether you are managing standalone projects using only the Microsoft Project desktop client, or whether you are using Microsoft Project with a PPM tool, such as Project Server or Project Online.

In fact, I recently answered this exact question for a user in the Project Server forum for administrators.

One may argue that it should be the date entered when task was created, this sounds more reasonable, although in practice, when tasks are just created one-by-one hitting Ctrl T it will also be unexpected for the user.Because the answer to this question requires a “trick,” I thought I would share the answer with you so that you can apply this knowledge in your own project management environment.Following are the steps you should follow to create cross-project links between two or more projects: 1.In short, Sensei helps organizations achieve Instant Productivity.PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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