How to delete all dependencies for one Task in MS PROJECT 2016


for the last post in this year I choose to show you a very simple Trick. What if you have one Task with multiple Tasks dependencies, and, for some reason you want to remove those dependencies in one step. How to remove those dependencies in Microsoft Project 2016?

First I will build a simple Project with 10 Tasks, and I will set dependencies between them:


Now for some reason I want to keep all dependencies, except dependencies for Task 3, which I do not need any more, so I am going to remove them before I build new one. I have to remove all dependencies for it. Imagine that you have a Project with 1753 Tasks, and Task 3 has many dependencies. You can easily forget to remove dependencies. If you want to be sure that you have remove all dependencies, for example, on Task 3, follow this steps:


and you will get:


As you can see, Task 4,6,7,8 and 9 are not dependent on Task 3 any more.

Easy and effective, isn’t it.

Dear readers, thank you very much for you participation, questions and suggestions.

I wish you all the best in New Year! Smile

Nenad Trajkovski


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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