NOTE: Cross-Project Dependencies is an Enterprise level feature of Workzone. For more details on upgrading your team's Workzone license to Enterprise, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-275-9861.
For a general introduction to dependencies in Workzone check out Dependencies/Links Between Tasks.
In instances when one project may rely on a specific task in another project, Workzone provides a way of linking those tasks as dependent, even across projects. For example, a campaign that has several projects in different mediums may first rely on design work being completed in an altogether separate project.
To create a dependency across projects, in the main Projects area, identify the specific task that will follow (succeed) a task in another project (for dated tasks, linking its START date to the END date of that previous task), click in the dependencies column (↳) on the row of the latter task. The dependencies box will open.
NOTE: You can type a project name, or even part of its name, to quickly filter the list of projects.
- Linked projects cannot be moved to a different workspace.
- Linked projects cannot be locked.
- Up to five links can be created between any two projects as long as those links all originate from the same project.
- Collections of linked projects may not exceed five total projects or 500 rows.
NOTE: Cross-project dependencies are removed when copying or exporting projects to Microsoft Project as well as when creating project templates. Templates cannot be linked to other templates with cross-project dependencies.