Add all types of links (Start - Start, Finish - Finish, Start - Finish)
Users can't create the correct schedule only with Finish - Start link. Please add other three types of links - Start - Start, Finish - Finish, Start - Finish
Marcos Jesus commented
Lack of baselines, complex dependencies (FF, SS, SF), lags and critical path is a deal-breaker for any engineering company to use Project on the web.
Project on the web seems to be conceived with only Agile projects in mind -- fixed timeboxes, flexible scope -- which definitely is not the case when you need to track projects to construct buildings, planes, ships, bridges and other construction types.
Also, for those of you who might be held back by this feature, something you can do to get around this for now is by splitting up tasks into subtasks based on the lags you want. So if you're reviewing in parallel with a design, but then need a week to complete the review after, just have the design task drive a week long final review task. Now you essentially have a FF+5d lag.
Agree w/ all commenters to date! Would be *tremendously* useful to have other types of dependencies besides Finish-Start and to have ability to lag start dates.
Without these features, MS Project on Web is not fully capable of planning projects. Even simple projects may require these features. Without these features, project plans would not be entirely accurate.
FYI - manually building in lags with duration does not work as an alternative. If I have Task A (4 days) and Task B (5 days), and Task B won't start until 2 days after Task A starts, simply making Task B 7 days with S-S relationship is not showing the correct schedule and is misleading. Also consider a F-F relationship where adding duration to the successor will just add time to the front end of the task and extend it forward and not after. True ability to add lags (+ or -) is necessary. This is a vital function needed to build logic driven schedules. Thanks dev team!
We would also like to see the 3 main types of task links. Including the +/- lag attribute would also be great but just having the 3 link types would be most of the value for us. Given that manual mode tasks are now supported (fixed duration) we could build in lags into that value as a solution in our scenarios.
Can we get an indication for this, will this get implemented this year? thanks.
Duncan Griffin commented
Really need to add lag / lead (or +/- lag :-)) also. You could just migrated the current relationship logic from Project Desktop.
Ryan Troke commented
Sometimes a task is not dependent on another task finishing, but rather is dependent on another task being near completion (ie. Task 8 is scheduled to start when Task 7 is 1 week away from completion).
Similarly, it would be beneficial to be able to schedule two tasks to be predicated on each other (ie. Task 8 is scheduled to start at the same time as Task 7 - Neither 7 nor 8 can begin without the other).