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Structure and efficient linking

Structure and efficient linking

Structure and efficient linking

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Hi There,

I am working on quite a large project with a 600 line proramme.

We have had several restructures of the programme and every time the programme shifts, I have to move a repeated unit of work (a section of cabling) and re do all of the links between each work section. Takes ages and it feels inefficient.

Is there a better way to do this?

For example

I have a task CABLE INSTALLATION
with subtasks

EXCAVATE
SET UP CABLE DRUM
INSTALL BACK FILL

every time I rearrange the order of the sections I need to re do manually the links between the Back fill and jointing, the excavation and the next section excavation. etc.

Hope thats a clear explanation of the problem.

Thanks in advance.  

RE: Structure and efficient linking

Hi WhiteyWhitey,

It sounds like there is a constraint set on Back fill and/or jointing.

Look in the indicator column in the task sheet or click on the task and go to the 'Advanced' tab. Set the task to start 'as soon as possible'.

I have written an article on constraints which you might find useful. http://www.planproject.co.uk/msproject.html.

Kind regards
ProjectMonkey

T morphy
www.planproject.co.uk

RE: Structure and efficient linking

"Hope thats a clear explanation of the problem"

Not really.  If you have the correct linking, everything should move to right ot left as expected.  Can you post an example sheet?

TTFN

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