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How to view predecessors and successors activities?

Enable details to be shown on the bottom of the activity table. Select an activity from table to view detailed information for it as presented in following tabs:

General General information for ID, name, activity and duration type, calendar, % complete, WBS, responsible manager and primary resource.
Status Provide information for activity duration, dates and constrains.
Predecessors Displays predecessor activities for the selected activity.
Successors Displays successor activities for the selected activity.
Codes Activity codes and values enable you to filter, group, sort, and report activity information. View assigned activities codes and values.
Notebook Activities notes.
Steps Used to break activities down into smaller units and track the completion of those units. Calculate activity percent complete based on the weight you assign to each activity step.

Click on the Predecessors/Successors tab in the Activities Details view to be able to see the activities that precede or the activities that follow the activity that is selected in the Activities table.

You can also view predecessors and successors activities with the Trace Logic view.

The Trace Logic view is special view that is always in combination with Activity view. It enables you to step or “trace” forward and backward though a sequence of activities, so you can focus on predecessor/successor relationships. It is usually used by Project manager and schedulers to examine why an activity is scheduled to occur at a particular time. This way you can easily determine if an activity’s predecessors were delayed or if existing constraints are still applicable. You can also see if relationship types portray the sequence in which the activities should occur.

See how to use the Trace Logic view

In order to display the Trace Logic View, do the following:

  1. In the Activities ribbon tab, select the Bottom View option.
  2. In the Panes group, choose Trace Logic from the drop-down menu.

Activities in the Trace Logic view are presented as boxes and the lines that connects these boxes are the relationships that exists between the activities.

You can customize the design of the Trace Logic View, by using the formatting options in the Activities Format ribbon tab. Here you can change the level of predecessors and successors, type of information which is inside the boxes and the zoom level applied to the view.

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