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Support "Cross Project Dependencies"

Support "Cross Project Dependencies"

ProjectLink, PDMLink

Support cross project dependencies of projects and programs.  Either task, or deliverables.  Currently can only share parts, documents, and folders. 

3 Comments
MtnDog
5-Regular Member

This may also be refered to as having a "Master Schedule" or "Master Project".

Similar idea Multiple Project with ProjectLink

CaitlinWheeless
1-Newbie

As of 11.0 M010, projects support multiple plans. So, for example, "Project A" can have the "Engineering Plan" and the "Design Plan" and so on. They are managed within the same context and can therefore share the same team, resources, data:

http://support.ptc.com/cs/help/windchill_hc/wc110_hc/NewandChanged_PJLMultiplePlans.html

It isn't a cross-product dependency, but it does kind of address the idea presented in the discussion you linked to.

MtnDog
5-Regular Member

That's a good improvement for collaboration.  There are many projects that contribute to a product and to have it all in one schedule is unreasonable, as it appears PTC has acknowledged with this upgrade.  Seems like it's one step away from allowing cross-project dependencies, which is critical to keep projects/programs moving.  If they did this, they would out ahead of many project management software.  For that one reason it becomes to difficult to manage a large project.

Thank you for the information Caitlin.