Dependencies for your Basecamp projects

Note: Dependencies is currently a feature that is being tested by a select group of users. If you wish to try this feature, contact us.

You've set up a Gantt chart of your Basecamp project using Ganttify and visualized all the ongoing tasks and events.

Now, you want to make sure that when one todo in your Basecamp todo list gets delayed, the start date of another todo moves back as well. It can quickly become a tedious job to manage all these dependencies between tasks, especially when you're working with a team on larger projects.

In Ganttify, you can set dependencies between the time blocks and due dates of your todos and schedule events to make sure everything stays on track, automatically. Here's a short demo video about how this feature works:

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Add dependencies in your Basecamp project

When you open up a Gantt chart, you see the ' due dates' and 'time blocks' of your Gantt. Each of these rows represents either a todo or a scheduled event from your Basecamp project. With the new dependencies feature, you can simply right-click on each of these items and choose 'Add dependency' from the context menu.

Once you set up your dependencies, you can easily update your project schedule by dragging a time block or due date left or right in the Gantt chart. If a task gets delayed by moving it in Ganttify, the dependent tasks will automatically reschedule, all the new dates will directly be synchronized to your Basecamp project and everyone stays up to date.

Removing dependencies from Basecamp todos and tasks and cards

If you need to remove a dependency, you can easily do that as well. All you have to do, like most things in Ganttify, is use the right-mouse click. Right-click on the dependency line you wish to remove and left-click on " Remove dependency" from the context menu.

Now, you have learned the basics of creating and removing dependencies.

Viewing dependencies in Basecamp

Since creating and editing dependencies is a feature Ganttify offers as a part of the Gantt charts that are created of your Basecamp projects, the dependencies can not be seen inside of Basecamp directly, only within the Gantt charts. When dependent tasks get delayed and you wish to share updates with clients outside of your Basecamp team, you can use published Gantt charts to share a live timeline of your projects.