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Diagram for mapping project dependencies or relationships

Is there a particular diagram established for the mapping of projects that are related? The goal here would be to find a way to make ties between related projects either based on dependencies or ...
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MS Project 2010 - How to import tasks with dependencies

I'd like to use MS Project to analyse aircraft maintenance work force requirements for the next 18-24 months. The maintenance is a combination of repetitive and one-off servicings. I have task ...
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MS Project - how to set a task to finish before else start after a set period

I'm trying to set a task to either be wholly complete by 1st Dec, if not then start after 1st Jan (i.e. don't start at all if it can't be completed by 1st Dec). I don't want to split the task. Is ...
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Split task in case of interruption: know when start, postpone finish based on interruptions

I'm new in Microsoft Project & in the forum, so forgive me if my comment is just imposible to manage... I have a team in which some of the members get continuous interruptions due to urgent ...
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Dealing with change requests while facing lots of dependencies

We have a system with multiple stakeholders and surrounding systems influencing it. It might be possible to draw a dependency diagram but this would be not very easy to interpret because of the ...
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How should we deal with interdependent tasks in Scrum?

When talking about blockers on the Scrum board, I realized that we might have interdependent tasks. For example, database design is dependent on some activities in UX flow. Or maybe there is a later ...
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MS Project: How should I enter scheduling constraints to reflect multiple short and irregular operating windows?

In the MS Project file I am building, some of the tasks depend on environmental conditions – specifically tidal currents being below a certain flow speed. I know precisely the start, finish and ...
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Microsoft Project - Problem synchronizing summary tasks around a milestone

In my project, I have dozens of summary tasks which are comprised of sub-tasks of different durations. e.g. SummaryTask_1 Phase 1 SubTask1a --> d1 SubTask1b --> d2 Phase 2 SubTask2a --> d3 ...
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Network analysis question

I have an Activity i has a SF relationship with 3 days of lag with activity j. i starts on Tuesday morning and is 2 days long. j is 4 days long. When will j begin? How do you calculate the dates?
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Items which feed critical path activities

I'm working on documenting a situation where an activity (call it 'a') which is not itself on the project critical path has a direct impact on an activity (call it 'b') which is on the project ...
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How can I make task start date and finish date dependent upon the start & finish dates of one predecessor?

Example: new housing scheme, constructing 10 houses on separate plots. Brickwork can begin 5 days after the 20-day tasks of scaffolding being erected. However, brickwork can't finish until 5 days ...
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Can a single user story be associated with multiple epics?

For example, we have two epics, 'User Management' and 'SSO API', which are broken down appropriately. A user story for lost password functionality is created, but the story is relevant to both epics. ...
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How to handle a part-time kanban team member

A Kanban development team has a WIP limit of 4 on their in-dev column. One of the team members is part-time i.e. not 100% and they are working on a story and therefore holding up 1 spot in the WIP ...
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Resolving impediments caused by other teams

I am a ScrumMaster for a development team. We have an impediment which will be resolved by an engineer on a different team. Does anyone have any tips or techniques for speeding this along. Should I ...
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Automatic Dependency Generator

I have a list of datasets which are required to deliver a large project. The project is comprised of various products. Each product has a requirement for one or more of the datasets. I am want to ...
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Planning backwards in MS Project

I need to plan some activities backwards from a fixed deadline. I used SF dependencies for that, but there's a slight problem. Let's say I have the following simple plan: 1 Milestone 2 Activity A ...
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Backwards critical path for secondary task path?

I’m using Project 2010, and can’t seem to get Project to do what I want to see. I have a primary task path, call it tasks A, B, C, D. I have another secondary task path, call it tasks 1, 2, 3, 4. ...
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Dependency graph vs. Work-Breakdown-Structure

Let's assume some software consists of 6 components where A, B, C are server side components and D, E, F are client-side components (different user interfaces). The dependency graph is as follows. ...
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I have to plan a launch up against a fixed launch date - how can Project help me understand the LASTEST time I can start on processes

TO keep it simple. I have a hard end date - a milestone. Lets call it 1/1 2016. for the sake of argument lets say I have just one task that needs to be done. That task takes 10 days and must be ...
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ms project shorten summary tasks

I have a number of summary tasks consisting of 4 or 5 subtasks (max 4 days each). These subtasks have dependencies, but the different summary tasks are not dependent on each other. The subtasks are ...
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Create resource dependencies in MS project 2010

e.g. I have a task that has to be fulfilled by two persons, but person B cannot start before person A has finished his part of the task. How do I scedule this in MS project 2010 without having to ...
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How do you deal with client-related hold-ups in Scrum?

Most of our projects get held up by waiting on client assets. Working under waterfall, we're often on many projects at once and can work on something else while waiting. We really want to do scrum "...
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Process for tracking work external to the team?

I'm currently running a project where a very simple Kanban setup (Backlog/Doing/Done) is working great for us—most of the time. But we're also highly dependent on a lot of other teams' output&...
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Microsoft Project: Cannot level resources assigned to summary tasks

I have run into unexpected behavior in Microsoft Project 2013. To reproduce, create the tasks seen in the screenshot: Where Requirements has a maximum unit of 100%. Notice that when you "Level All" ...
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Agile/Scrum- Tracking external dependency stories

Say you have three projects. Two of these projects are end-user facing products (Project A and B). The third is an infrastructure project (Project I) where all the work will never be directly ...
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MS Project 2010 resource dependencies vs task dependencies

How do I make MS Project (2010) distinguish between different kinds of dependencies? For example, consider the following two kinds: Some tasks I mark as dependent on other tasks due to the nature of ...
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How to deal with inhouse technical group manager?

Regarding to management of a multi-task IT project; How to deal with technical group manager who risks the completion of the project in time by not respecting weekly work-schedule?
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“Start to finish” dependency example?

Can you give me an example of a Start to Finish dependency? Wikipedia describes it like this: Start to finish (SF) A SF B = B can't finish before A starts
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Interpretation of 'negative lag' between tasks

I'd like to get your opinion on how you think, intuitively, 'lag' on a depency between two tasks works or should work. To make my point I will start with some examples that are no problem, and ...
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How can a Project Manager manage a dependency on an external team?

A given project team may have a dependency on an external team in order to complete work on their own project. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner project is probably an excellent example of a large project ...