Predecessors, Successors and Task form in MS PROJECT 2016


How often do you have a large Project with lot of Tasks? Hundreds of them. And your schedule is very complicated. And then, suddenly you have to change something. Maybe relations within Tasks, maybe your timeline is too long, or something like this. And, of course to change something you need to se every single Successor and Predecessor for every single Task. Let me show you how to see those in a best way.

Here is first solution (I am showing you example of complicated Project. Please do not look if this Schedule has or has not sense):


As you can see at the picture above, there are two columns: Predecessors and Successors where you can see them. But when you have a large Project Successors and Predecessors ID is more or less – worthless, and this is not going to be of much help.

Instead of that, much better is to use Task Form:


and you will get:


In the picture above you can see, for example, for Task 9, all Predecessors and Successors with ID and their name. And if you give to your Tasks meaningful names you will know exactly what do you have in relationship, how, why, and of course, what to change if you need to change something.

It is very powerful, and I strongly recommend 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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