Finishto Start FS

In the finish-to-start (FS) relationship, one activity starts only when the preceding activity finishes. This is the most common type of activity dependency and is the default relationship for linked activities in most project management scheduling tools. The finish-to-start relationship is shown in Figure 14-4.

Figure 14-4. Finish-to-Start Dependency Relationship

Figure 14-4. Finish-to-Start Dependency Relationship

An example of a finish-to-start dependency could be that the activity "find cause" must finish before the activity "fix problem" begins, because you can't fix it until you know what to fix. Other illustrations are that "build tests" must finish before "execute tests" starts, and "install software" must finish before "execute software" starts.

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