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Hi All,

Apologies if this has been answered already elsewhere. Is there a way to set a task dependency (or, more appropriately, constraint) whereby a task cannot start until a preceding task reaches X% completion?

Essentially I have a situation where I have task2 dependent upon task1 (theoretically), however work may actually commence on task2 provided that task1 has reached a minimum of 75% completion. Needless to say, task 2 cannot end prior to task1 completion, of course.

Is there a way to do this?

Thanks in advance,

Nothing built-in, but you could split task1 into task1a and task1b, with a F->S dependency from task1a to task2 (and one to task1b) and a F->F dependency from task1b to task2. Tasks 1a and 1b would be 75% and 25% of the length of the original task1.
hm... I had considered that, but it's ugly (visually)... but I guess it's a suitable work-around for now.

Something to add to the wishlist, perhaps?

Use Help->Send Feedback to make a feature request.
lelandv and I discussed this on twitter earlier but you can set a -25% lead time in the "Task : Dependencies" inspector.
Yup.. thanks.. I confirm it works! (Also confirmed on Twitter by @OmniPlan as well)

Wasn't sure if there would be some inadvertent [unwanted] workflow implications, but seems okay.

Thanks a lot!

Done in by the manual once again...only the online help glossary reveals the percentage trick. Good to know, although I bet absolute lead times are far more commonly used.

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