Meet the Full Set of Task Dependencies
Project management is unthinkable without milestones and dependencies. Even if you occasionally plan tasks on the Gantt chart, these tools help you keep your product releases, website launches, editorial calendars, advertising campaigns and many other important activities on track and on time.
Project management is unthinkable without milestones and dependencies. Even if you occasionally plan tasks on the Gantt chart, these tools help you keep your product releases, website launches, editorial calendars, advertising campaigns and many other important activities on track and on time.
 
Creating "finish-to-start" dependencies on the Timeline (Gantt chart) has been a matter of a mouse move in Wrike for quite some time now. You simply hover on a predecessor task and drag the arrow from its right side to the left side of the successor.
 
Recently, many of our customers started asking for the ability to build more complex relationships between tasks in the same quick and easy manner. We've accepted the challenge, and starting today, Wrike became even more professional, allowing you to create all possible dependencies between your tasks!


New Types of Task Dependencies 

Start-to-start
(B can't start before A starts)

If you plan to publish some article with images, there is no use  in making visuals unless you start writing. Here the start-to-start dependency will work the best for you. Join the left sides of "write article" and "make pictures" tasks with an arrow, and it is set! 
 
It's not necessary for these tasks to start at the same time. Thus, if needed, you can easily move the second task forward this way, creating a task date constraint.


Finish-to-finish
(B can't finish before A is finished)
 
wrike finish to finish dependencyIf captions are the finishing touch on your banner, use the finish-to-finish dependency.

You can instantly create it by joining the tasks' right sides with an arrow.




Start-to-finish
(B can't finish before A starts)

wrike start to finish dependency
This dependency type is often used for just-in-time scheduling. For example, you need to transfer paper from the warehouse to the printers in order for printing to start. However, the printers have limited storage capacity and you do not want the paper to arrive until it is needed ('just in time'), so the start of printing drives the delivery of paper. If the start of printing changes for some reason, so will the end date for getting paper to the printers. 
 
Probably, you already know how to set up this type of relationship. Hover on the left side of the "start printing" task and move the mouse to the right of the "deliver paper" one. 

 
What dependencies are the most desired for your projects? Are any of them completely new for your team?
 
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