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Dependencies between projects plans tasks


omar pimentel (352024) | asked Jan 27 '14, 11:57 a.m.
retagged Jan 30 '14, 3:04 p.m. by Dejan Custic (2855)

Hello,

I have two release plans (A and B) in different iterations of the same TimeLine. How can I move the beginning of plan B to the ending of plan A?

I tried creating a predecessor link from the principal summary task (the first task) of project B to the principal summary task (the first task) of plan A, but it did not work.  Dependencies works for me between tasks of the same plan.

Thanks for your help!


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sam detweiler commented Jan 27 '14, 12:55 p.m.

sorry. don't quite understand..


a 'Plan' is work (workitems) being done by people (team) over time (iteration). 
it is just a fancy view. 

only way to get B to start behind A is to have the two iterations lined up that way. 

but the system may explicitly separate them due to the different timelines


omar pimentel commented Jan 27 '14, 2:54 p.m.

Hi Sam,


Sorry, I am new to RTC.

The company has decided to run a release plan for each business project. My intention is to see if the "n" projects I undertook it will be able to achieve in the current year, for this I need to place the dependencies between them (the resource management is added, which I see as RTC handles it automatically, and constraints that I add to tasks by my own).

Any suggestion?

Thanks

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Dave Evans (1382139) | answered Jan 27 '14, 5:28 p.m.

Omar, you may find it necessary to set the iteration start and end dates if you are having trouble with the predecessor/successor links. If your iteration work can't be completed within the date range, you will get warnings in your Plan. As for the predecessor/successor link type, I've observed in older versions of CLM that it seems to only work for work items in the same "generation" when the parent/child link type is also being used frequently within your plan. It seems that the predecessor/successor link type is ignored in certain situations when you are crossing a "generation gap", and I also doubt it works between iteration gaps, especially if you are having trouble with it. Maybe someone here will be able to provide a more definitive answer for you about this problem.

For some helpful insights to get you going with RTC planning, read the help files. Here is a link to IBM "Information Centers". You can select "RTC", then the version you are using, to get help specific to your version.

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/rational/v0r0m0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.rational.infocenter.doc/topics/rationalics.html

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