Dependencies

Dependencies allow you to connect tasks together so that if there are date changes to one task, it will either automatically update the future task or at least give you notice to do so manually.

Currently, GenieBelt only supports Finish to Start dependencies.

Creating a Dependency

To create a dependency, hover the mouse over the predecessor task.

Then click on the top-right icon and drag the mouse to the successor task you would like to create the dependency to.

Alternatively, you can first hover over the successor task and then click the top-left icon and drag the mouse to the predecessor task.

When you first create a dependency, the successor tasks’ start date will automatically change to the next working day after the predecessor, the scheduling mode will automatically change to automatic, and the Lag time will be set to 0 days.

To edit the Lag Time, click on the dependency line within the Gantt Chart. Within this side panel you can also delete the dependency.

To edit the scheduling mode of a task, click on the task, and then on the Pencil Icon in the right hand side panel. Then open additional options and edit the scheduling mode.

Please note that if a Task has automatic scheduling mode and you edit the start date, the scheduling mode will automatically change to manual.

Tasks may have more than one dependency and in either directions.

Scheduling Mode

The scheduling mode determines if a task with a dependency will move automatically or not when the predecessor task is updated.

We have two scheduling modes: Automatic and Manual

Automatic scheduling: when a predecessor’s end date changes, the successor tasks’ start date will automatically change accordingly, based on the lag time.

Manual scheduling: when a predecessor’s end date changes, the successor tasks’ start date will not change automatically.

Lag Time

The Lag time is the number of days that a successors start date should occur after the end date of the predecessor. Lag Time only works when the successors scheduling mode is Automatic.

Importing Dependencies

When importing projects from MSP, Asta and Primavera, Geniebelt maintains Finish to Start dependencies. Any other type of Dependency will be converted into Finish to Start dependencies. All tasks are scheduled manually when importing, regardless of the status upon import.

Dependencies on Mobile

You can create dependencies while on our Mobile App. First click on the task you want to be the predecessor. Then click on the Pencil icon in the top right and select Add Predecessor.

You will then be presented with a list of all tasks, and you can select the predecessor. As well, you can set the Lag Time. Click on the green check mark to complete.

To change the scheduling, edit the task in question.

Hide Dependencies

On large projects, the number dependencies can be very high and it could create numerous lines throughout the project, blocking the view of the project. Therefore, within the toolbar, we give you the option to hide the Dependency lines from view.


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