I will show you a great new feature in MS PROJECT 2013 – Task Path.
Suppose that I have a simple Project like this:
I want to know, for specific Tasks Predecessors, Successors, Driving Predecessors, and Driven Successors. Where is the difference between, for example Predecessors and Driving Predecessors? Simple, Predecessors are all Tasks that Precede to specific Task. Driving Predecessors are Tasks that Precede to the specific Task, and have direct connection with Start Date (e.g, if the Predecessor will be late, the Succesor will be late to – NO SLACK or FLOAT)!
Let me show you how can you see those features:
Firs, I will choose, Predecessors option for the T3 Task, and I will get:
As you can see Task T3 has Predecessors: T1, and T2!
Now I will turn off this feature, and Turn on Driving Predecessors, and I will get:
As you can see, only T2 is highlighted, because if T2 is late, T3 will be late to, but T1 has a lag (1 day)!
The same thing is with successors! Try it!