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Trace Driving Predecessor Logic

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Jerome Odeh
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For people new to Microsoft Project (MSP), here is a link to a blog post on how to trace driving predecessor logic in Microsoft Project. It shows where to find MSP’s version of the “Driving” checkbox & “GoTo” button used  to trace relationship logic in Primavera P6

https://plannerstips.blogspot.com/2018/11/quick-tip-how-to-trace-driving-logic-in.html

=jerome

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Rafael Davila
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I do not use MSP but the capacity to calculate resource leveled critical path makes BPC Logic Filter a must have for any MS Project scheduler.

http://www.boyleprojectconsulting.com/TomsBlog/2016/03/31/the-resource-critical-path-logic-analysis-of-resource-leveled-schedules-ms-project-part-2/

Jerome Odeh
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Tom,

Thanks for pointing out the issues with non-FS relationships.

I'll add an addendum to the blog post advising readers of the issues you've highlighted.

 

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Tom Boyle
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Jerome,

You've posted up a good introduction to the Predecessors function of the Task Inspector tool.  The same information is used to make the "DrivingPredecessors" bar styles in MSP 2013+.  While these are the closest that native MSP comes to the "driving" relationship indicator of OPV, I've found them unreliable whenever non-FS relationships are involved.  {See Problems with Predecessor Tasks in Task Inspector and Task Paths (Microsoft Project 2010-2016)}. They definitely don't work for external relationships and resource-leveling drivers.

Those who are serious about logic tracing in MSP have to use 3rd-party Add-Ins.  The Task Logic Inspector in BPC Logic Filter gets much closer to what I'm accustomed to seeing in P6.