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    Linking to Summary Tasks (Project Server 2003 / SP1)

    I know that within projects, linking to summary tasks is not a good idea. What about when using cross-project links? What are the reasons that this is not recommended?

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    Re: Linking to Summary Tasks (Project Server 2003 / SP1)

    Only downside I know of is after you link summary tasks to summary tasks you cannot create concurrency of summary task groupings from linking subtasks, you still have the option of Lag/Lead time for the link and that would create concurrency. I have been known to link summary tasks to summary tasks in consolidated projects when I am realtivley sure I will not need to overlap summary groupings and not had any negative consequences. Worst case scenario unlink the summary tasks and relink subtasks if necessary. I think that not linking summary tasks as a recommendation is valid, and is probably a good strategy particularly for inexperienced project users it makes the plan a little more flexible. My opinion on Project " rules" is after you have some experience and can understand the cascading effects of changes you make and you have the ability to make changes without destroying the plan use what makes the picture that is most useful to you for decision making and communicating to others.

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    Carla

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