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Linking Project tasks

Test yourself

Complete the following test so you can be sure you understand the material. Your answers are private, and test results are not scored.


The Predecessors column for Task 10 contains this text: 7FF,5,6SS. Which explanation correctly describes Task 10's dependencies?

Task 10 must finish after Task 7 finishes; Task 10 must start before Task 5 finishes; and Task 10 must start when Task 6 starts.

Task 7 must finish at the same time as Task 5; Task 5 must start when Task 6 starts; and task 10 must finish before Task 6 can start.

Task 5 must finish before Task 10 can start; Task 10 will finish at the same time as Task 7; and Task 6 will start when Task 10 starts.

What method can you use to make a task that appears lower in the task list (with a higher task ID number) the predecessor of a task that is higher in the list (with a lower task ID number)?

Use your mouse to drag across the tasks from top to bottom, and then click Link Tasks.

Hold the CTRL key, click the lower task, click the task that appears higher in the task list, and then click Link Tasks.

Hold the Shift key while clicking each task, and then click Link Tasks.

The duration of your current Project plan is 11 days, and it has a Finish-to-Start dependency between all four tasks. Task 1 is two days; Task 2 is three days; Task 3 is four days; and Task 4 is two days. Which of the following changes will create a Project plan with the shortest overall duration — without changing the project's start date?

Create a Start-to-Finish dependency between Task 1 and Task 2.

Create a Start-to-Finish dependency between Task 2 and Task 3.

Create a Start-to-Finish dependency between Task 3 and Task 4.

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