Linking Project tasks

Linking Project tasks overview

Create better project plans by learning how to use task dependencies (or links) and lag and lead time in Microsoft Office Project 2007..

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About this course

This course includes:

  • Two practice sessions for hands-on experience. Practices require Project 2007.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Apply any of the four task dependency types.

  • Know when to use each of the task dependencies.

  • Know when and how to use lead and lag time.

Topics in this course

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

  1. Dependency links

  2. Linking tasks 101

  3. Predecessor tasks and successor tasks

  4. Finish-to-Start dependencies

  5. Start-to-Start dependencies

  6. Finish-to-Finish dependencies

  7. Start-to-Finish dependencies

  1. Create task dependency links

  2. Create an FS dependency

  3. Type dependencies in the Predecessors column

  4. Practice

Lesson 3

  1. Create lag time and lead time

  2. Lag time

  3. Lead time

  4. Practice

  5. Quick reference card

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