Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to discuss various tasks, deliverables, and tools that help in project preparation, scope management, communications management, quality management, schedule management, risk management, and integration management. In this discussion, submit a post that illustrates which of the precedence relationships apply to the tasks in your Integrative Project and how.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Comprehend various precedence relationships that help sequence project tasks.


  • Textbook: Agile Fundamentals: A Comprehensive Guide to Using an Agile Approach
  • Textbook: PMP Exam Prep
  • Article: Look at Four Ways to Set Precedence Relationships in Your Schedule
  • Website: IWU Resources
  • Website: Evaluating Sources
  • Video: Project Management Networks Part 3: Task Relationships and Lags
    • [Note: The inclusion of publicly-accessible video links in your courses and program should not be considered a recommendation or endorsement of any products or services mentioned within them.]

Background Information

Once you comprehend the various precedence relationships among project tasks, you will be able to sequence the project tasks correctly, which in turn will help you build a project schedule and estimate the project duration.


  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. PMP Exam Prep, Chapter 6: Schedule
  3. Read the article Look at Four Ways to Set Precedence Relationships in Your Schedule.
  4. Watch the video Project Management Networks Part 3: Task Relationships and Lags (6:25 min).
  5. Navigate to the threaded discussion and respond to the following prompt(s):
    1. There are four types of precedence relationships that help build a project schedule: finish-to-start, start-to-finish, finish-to-finish, and start-to-start.
      1. Discuss the differences among these relationships, with at least two examples of each.
    2. Additionally, explain which of these relationships apply (and how) to your Integrative Project.
  6. In contrast to some of your prior courses, your initial post is due Day Three of the workshop, not Day Four.
  7. Your initial post should be a minimum of 200 words.
  8. Properly cite and reference one or more of the workshop’s sources in your original post.
  9. All references and citations should be in APA format.
    1. Review the APA Style page for information on how to cite sources and format citations and references properly.
    2. You may also review the OCLS Evaluating Sources page to see the criteria for credible Internet research websites.
  10. Read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings, as well as all follow-up instructor questions directed to you, by the end of the workshop. Responses should be at least 100 words.
  11. Your postings also should:
    1. Be well developed by providing clear answers with evidence of critical thinking.
    2. Add greater depth to the discussion by introducing new ideas.
    3. Provide clarification to classmates’ questions and provide insight into the discussion.