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Chapter 18. Working with Multiple Projec... > Creating Links Between Tasks in Sepa...

Creating Links Between Tasks in Separate Projects

There are two basic types of links that you can create between projects. One is when all the tasks of one project taken together are the predecessor or successor to a group of tasks in another project. For example, in the New Product project file, the design phase is probably handled by a completely separate department also using Microsoft Project. Many other tasks in the New Product project can't proceed until the design phase is complete. You could insert the entire project for the design phase and link it as you would link any other task.

A second kind of link occurs when a specific task in another project, not the project start or finish, needs to be linked to a specific task in the current project file. For example, in the design phase, there is a task called Prototype Complete. Although the design phase as a whole might not be complete, some sales and marketing tasks could begin after the prototype is complete.


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