How To Work with Team System using MSProject – Team System 2010(Rosario): Links in MSProject

4 בינואר 2009


This post is the fifth and last post that builds the MSProject Guide. See the first post here

On this post I will talk about the different links between work items and how it works with MSProject in the Team System 2010.

In the Team System 2010(Rosario) there are new types of links a few of them are being implemented by the MSProject.

Parent/Child Link

In the MSProject we can indent work items.


We can see in the screenshot indenting work items.
The indentation represents Parent/Child link type.

Predecessor/Successor Link

Another link type that is implemented in the MSProject is the Predecessor/Successor.


In the snapshot we can see 3 tasks that are linked with the Predecessor/Successor link type.

One last thing before I close this guide!

I have forgotten to explain how to create links in MSProject, so in order to add links do the following:

Use the “Links and Attachments” button



Note: In order to use it you will need to publish the target work item first.

Have fun using the MSProject with the Team System, it is a very strong tool…

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  1. jayne burdeshaw10 ביוני 2009 ב 12:34

    are you saying that if I import work items from TFS, put one above another and indent, that a parent/child link type will be created automatically and updated with the correct work item ID's. (on publish)
    and if I create, in MSproject, and successor to another item, a different link will be created in the work items. (on publish)

    Or is it necessary to do steps like we do in excel, pick the item, choose add new link, pick the correct link type, and then enter the ID of the child/successor?

  2. Eran Ruso10 ביוני 2009 ב 17:08

    All is automatic, no additional steps are required (Like in Excel).

    When you indent it will automatically translate this action as creating a parent/chiled link, same as predesesor/successor.