Tips on using this forum..

(1) Explain your problem, don't simply post "This isn't working". What were you doing when you faced the problem? What have you tried to resolve - did you look for a solution using "Search" ? Has it happened just once or several times?

(2) It's also good to get feedback when a solution is found, return to the original post to explain how it was resolved so that more people can also use the results.

External dependencies linking multiple projects

2 replies [Last post]
Dave Cavena
User offline. Last seen 16 years 21 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 6 Dec 2002
Posts: 3
Groups: None
I am about to go to P3, but perhaps some of you know how to do what I need in MSP?

I am managing a software/hardware/network development/integration project with about 16 subprojects from various vendors and subsystem providers. Creating the inter-project links has been extremely difficult and not at all reliable in MSP. After much investigation it seems that if the MSP ghost does not show up (that is if the task ID# is missing (assigned to the ghost), but there is no way to get the ghost to display (no matter how many times one expands and collapses the summaries above it)), the scheduler does not recognize the link, regardless of the presence of the link text in the "Successor" column. Needless to say, the schedules are inaccurate.

Is there a fix to this? A workaround? Something I dont know about multiple inserted subprojects?

Is this kind of a thing easier with P3, as they tell me?

The project is about 3K lines total, os it isnt large, but it has a very aggressive sched and lots of attn from above.

Replies

Tara Muddappa
User offline. Last seen 12 years 22 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 17 Dec 2002
Posts: 26
Groups: None
No doubt P3 is ideal for the type of application you are looking for.If you have 13 different packages as cited by you then in P3 you can create sub-projects and linking between the sub-projects are reasonably simple.
Steven Oliver
User offline. Last seen 6 years 42 weeks ago. Offline
Joined: 8 Nov 2002
Posts: 313
Groups: None
I use P3s Interproject relationship function for this type of problem. Works a treat !