in one of my previous post I have explained Driving Tasks in Microsoft Project for the Web. Now I will show you how this effect Task which has % complete greater than zero.
First, I will crate new Project:
and in Timeline View:
Obviously Task 2 is Driving Task for Task 3, as it can be seen here:
Now, let’s say that Task 3 is 50% completed:
As you can see, Task 2 is no longer Driving Tasks for Task 3. Why is that? Because when Task has been started (as in my example, Task 3), it will not be moved even if, for example, Task 2 has extended Duration. Let me show you that. I will put 7 days in Duration field for Task 2, and I will get:
As you can see, Task 2 (and Task 1, too) has no impact on Start Date for Task 3, because it has been started (e.g. it has some % completeness). And therefore Driving Task for Task 3 doesn’t exist anymore.
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)!