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Understanding Dependency Types

Dependency Types are related to the predecessor relationship between tasks. They define when the dependent task can start or finish based on the start or finish of its predecessor. 

You must specify the Dependency Type of a predecessor relationship when you establish this relationship between your tasks.

For more information about predecessors, see "Understanding Predecessors."

The following are the Workfront Dependency Types:

  • Finish-Start (fs): The predecessor task must finish before the dependent task can start. This is the default dependency type, used when no other dependency type is specified.
  • Finish-Finish (ff): The predecessor task must finish before the dependent task can finish.
  • Start-Start (ss): The predecessor task must start before the dependent task can start.
  • Start-Finish (sf): The predecessor task must start before the dependent task can finish.
  • Scheduled-Start (sd): This schedules a task as Finish-Start, but actual enforcement type is a Finish-Finish. When you use this, the dependent task is scheduled to start after the predecessor task is completed. However, the enforcement makes it so the dependent task can start anytime, but cannot finish until the predecessor task is finished.

 

This article last updated on 2018-05-10 17:48:26 UTC