Create a predecessor relationship using the Predecessors area

You can use predecessor tasks (or just predecessors) to link tasks that depend on other tasks to start or complete. For example, you would not want to host a party (dependent task) before you send out the invitations (predecessor task).

This article shows how you can set predecessors using the Predecessors tab within a task.

For information about setting predecessors in a list of tasks, see Create a predecessor relationship on the task list.

You can view the predecessors of tasks in the following areas of Adobe Workfront:

  • In the Predecessors section of the dependent tasks
  • In the Gantt Chart
  • In the task list in the Predecessors column

For information about predecessors, see Overview of task predecessors.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*
Adobe Workfront license*
Access level configurations*

Edit access to Tasks and Projects

Note: If you still don't have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

Manage permissions to the tasks and the project

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects.

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Create a predecessor for a task

  1. Go to a task that you want to designate as a dependent task, then click Predecessors in the left panel.

    You might need to click Show More, then Predecessors.

  2. Click +Add Predecessor.

  3. (Optional) To add a cross-project predecessor, replace the name of the project in the Parent Project field with another project, then type the name of the task or tasks that you want as the predecessors.

    For information about adding cross-project predecessors, see Create cross-project predecessors.

  4. Type in the name of the task or tasks that you want to designate as the predecessors.

  5. Select a Dependency Type.

    For information about task Dependency Types, see a Overview of task dependency types.

  6. Specify a Lag amount in days.

    For information about Lag Types, see ‚Äč Lag Types overview.

  7. Select Enforced if you want to enforce the predecessor relationship between the two tasks.

    For information about enforcing predecessors, see Enforce predecessors.

  8. Click Save.