Task Dependencies
with Automatic Rescheduling

Task Relationships

Add a dependency relationship between tasks to make sure they are completed in a particular order.

Finish to Start Relationships

In ActiveCollab, a parent task (predecessor) must finish before a child task (successor) can start.

Add/remove task relationships

You can add or remove dependencies by opening a task and using the "Add a Dependency" menu or, more easily, by connecting two tasks in the timeline view.

Automatic rescheduling

When you reschedule a task with dependencies all dependent tasks are automatically rescheduled.

Skipping weekends

When rescheduling tasks, ActiveCollab works around days off. This way, tasks can't start or be due on a day off.

By default, workdays are set to be Monday - Friday, but you can choose any other option in your system settings.

Completing child tasks

Finish-start type of dependency requires that you complete the parent task(s) before starting and completing child task(s).
However, you can still mark child tasks as done. You'll always be notified when this kind of exception occurs so it doesn't happen by mistake.

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