Task dependency on summary tasks

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I ́m trying to use MM as the only tool for project planning.
I ́ve used Fasttrack Schedule, but it would be nice to have it all in MM.

Am I correct when saying that MM does not support task dependencies on summary tasks?
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Bjorn Eriksson

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Posted 3 years ago

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aHa!Coaching, Champion

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Yes, I think this has to do with the fact that summary tasks are one way; they are based on the information that is contained in the tasks on lower levels.



If for example you would have a Finish-Start dependency between the two summary tasks in the screenshot above, this would mean that:
  1. Start date of 'Summary Tasks 2' should be moved to Due Date of 'Summary Task 1'
  2. Start dates of 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 should be changed to new Start Date of 'Summary Task 2'

When the above would be true, this would imply a two way communication from lower level tasks to summary tasks and also from summary tasks to lower level tasks.

I would be nice, but it's currently not possible.
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Bjorn Eriksson

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Yes, you ́re right.