Microsoft Project 2013– what is new? Part 3



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!



About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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