Task Management Software

PDF  Task Management Guide
New Articles New Articles RSS feed subscribe
What is a Management Dashboard?
The term Management Dashboard defines a wide range of data reporting and visualization tools or dashboards that allow using various performance & efficiency measures to report on an enterprise’s ability to organize and coordinate its activities in accordance with certain policies and in achievement of pre-determined objectives. What is a Management Dashboard?
New Checklists News RSS feed subscribe
Money Management Action Plan

In this Money Management Action Plan you can read a range of tips and suggestions that will help you manage your money in an effective manner.

Money Management Action Plan
Home » Glossary » What is Task Dependency?
What is Task Dependency?   

What is Task Dependency?



Task Dependency means a set of predefined relationships between two or more interrelated tasks to determine a range of conditions and rules for implementation of the tasks. For example, any next task cannot be started until the previous task is finished, either completely or partially.


A person or a group of individuals involved in performing dependent tasks should take into account existing conditions and relationships between the tasks before and during implementation in order to do the tasks as planned.


Task dependency is critical to successful project management. It allows creating a logical relationship between events and activities within a project. There can be four possible types of logically dependent project tasks. These types are:

  • Finish to Start: when one task is finished another dependent task is started.
  • Finish to Finish: two dependent tasks are finished simultaneously.
  • Start to Start: two dependent tasks are started simultaneously.
  • Start to Finish: when one task is started another dependent task which is in progress is finished.

Task dependency along with the four types can be used in Critical Path project management. A project managed under this methodology is regarded as a series of dependent tasks. Among these tasks there is a set of tasks that have zero float (an amount of time that doesn’t cause a delay for the project). These dependent tasks create a critical path.

All Travel Checklists

new CentriQS -15% OFF
Business management software
for small & midsize enterprises

Play Demo

VIP Task Manager
Task management software
for teams & small offices
Play Demo / Download

home contact site map my account


Copyright © 2004 - 2016 VIP Quality Software, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.