If you have an activity or milestone that needs to be completed before another activity can start, you can create a dependency between them.
There is only support for finish to start dependencies.
To add a dependency:
- From the Plan tool, click the activity or milestone that needs to be completed before another activity can start.
- In the detail pane that appears, click the Plus icon to expand the menu of options.
- Click Dependencies.
- In the expanded Dependencies section, click the link Add activity or milestone under the Followed by section.
- Select the activities or milestones that are dependent on the current activity. Type the first few letters of the activity or milestone name to filter the list.
The dependency is indicated visually in the time plan. When you change the start and/or finish dates of one of the activities or milestones with a dependency, the other activities or milestones will be moved in time as well.
The dependencies can be removed from either of the two connected activities or milestones. Click the cross that appears when you hover over the activity name.