Driving Tasks in Microsoft Project for the Web


Today, I will show you how can you see driving Tasks in Microsoft Project for the Web.

First I will crate new Project:


As you can see, Task 3 has two Predecessors: Task 1, and Task 2. If I look at the Task3 Details, I will see:


On the Task’s detail page I can see all Predecessor Tasks, and also I can find information of which Task, or Tasks are “drivers”. In my example, Task 2 is Driving Task, because it determines the “schedule”, or in other words, it determines Start Date of it Successor (Task 3).

If I change Duration of the Task 1 to 5 days, for example, I will get:


As you can see now, Task 1 has become the Driving Task, because it determines Start Date of Task 3!

Finally, if I change both, Task 1 and Task 2 duration to, for example 4 days, I will get:


As you can see, now both Tasks (1 and 2) are Drivers for The Task 3, as you can see on the picture above.

Simple, and useful!



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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