Creating a link line between a milestone on one summary rollup to a milestone on another summary rollup RRS feed

  • Question

  • The number 1 request of our schedulers is the ability to show a link line from a milestone on one summary swimlane to a milestone on another summary swimlane.  We frequently do executive schedules and show swimlane interrelationships is important.

    Yes, I know that you can manually draw a line on a Gantt chart, but that graphical object is hard to control if you change the timescale, add or delete summary lines, or expand a summary line.

    I am really fighting hard to keep us from creating a disjoint schedule architecture where the presentation schedules are in another tool, like Fastrac, Visio, or PowerPoint.  Whenever we allow people to have a disjoint architecture it always ends up with people slaving their time to the presentation schedules and the data in the integrated schedule environment atrophies.

    We currently have an ability to generate superb executive schedules right out of MS Project, but this lack of swimlane link lines is killing us.


    Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:14 AM

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  • Hello Chris

    The is nothing out of the box to do his for you.  You may be able to hook up Vision to create swimlanes, but as you indicated it is very hard.  OnePager Pro is an add-in for Project that may work for you better


    Michael Wharton, MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
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    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 2:42 AM