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What is a start-to-start dependency?

In MS project, when scheduling the project, what do we mean by start-to-start dependency? Can someone explain with an easy example?
asked 9 years ago by anonymous

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This means that the task cannot start until another starts, this is in contrast to a start-to-finish dependency, where a task cannot start until another is finished.

An example of a start-to-start task in a software development project would be: Infrastructure Development (task C) and Design (Task B), this means that infrastructure development and design should start together.

An example of a start-to-finish task (also in a software project) would be: Infrastructure Development (Task C) and Database Development (Task A). This means that infrastructure development cannot start until database development is finished.
answered 9 years ago by humblepm (17,390 points)

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