How do I manage plan-level dependencies?

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This article explains how to build & view dependencies between plans.  This is a visual link flag that shows on the Portfolios page, with the Gantt chart showing.  The plans themselves do not get their dates shifted nor other details changed.  

Open Dependencies

From the child/dependent plan, open the contextual menu.  Select Dependencies.  

Add Dependency

If any other dependencies exist for this plan, they will show.  Click the Add Dependency button to create a new depency/link between plans.

Choose Dependency Options

  • The current plan name shows.
  • Select the Depends On plan.
  • Select Link Type.  Options include: Finish-to-Start, Start-to-Start, Finish-to-Finish, and Start-to-Finish.
  • Click the Add button to see it listed.  You may add additional dependencies as needed.  

Dependencies Show on Gantt Chart

Show the Gantt.  The plans' gantt bars will have a line with an arrow to signify which plan is dependent on which, and the link type.

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