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How do cross-project task dependencies work in Clarity?

Question asked by LoriHagewood on Nov 30, 2010
Latest reply on Apr 26, 2011 by Dave
Greetings, fellow community members!

I am looking into how Clarity really works when you set up task-level dependencies across projects. I could use some feedback from others who know more about this than I do, or who are using Clarity to manage Agile projects.

I understand how you can manage constraints on these dependencies, but how can this be used to report on the COST or EFFORT on these tasks?

Here is the context:

Let's say we have a project "A" that is more of a "Product" where developers book time to tasks (which are really user stories). Each of these tasks (u/s) are being funded by other projects. We are looking for ways that the funding projects can get visibility to the effort and cost of these tasks, without assigning all of the development resources to all of these various other projects ... making their timesheets as long as their leg.

A "theory" was that perhaps we can use the task dependencies functionality to "link" the user story tasks to something related in another project. The only problem is, from what I can tell so far, the only information that shows on the other project are the dates and status of the task ... not the hours or cost.

It would be nice if there was a way the other projects (B) could get visibility to the effort, hours and cost that is being tracked via timesheets to project A in order to simplify and improve accuracy on time tracking!

Anyone have thoughts, suggestions, or recommendations?

Thanks,
Lori Hagewood

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