A finish-to-start dependency between activities is one of the four possible logical relationships between activities in a schedule using the precedence diagramming method (PDM). With a finish-to-start relationship, the successor activity cannot begin until the predecessor activity is complete. This is the most common dependency relationship between activities. It is used for about 95% of the activity relationships.
Examples of finish-to-start dependencies include
- The cookie dough must be mixed before it can be cooked.
- The truck needs to arrive before you can begin loading it.
- The operating system has to be installed before the application.
- iZenBridge on 4 Types of logical Relationships or Dependencies in a Project Schedule by Saket Bansal. May 23, 2014.
- ↑ "Four Logical Relationships of Project Management: What They Are and How To Use Them" by David A. Zimmer, PMP. 21 January 2011. On The Project Professors' Personal PM Tutor