Difference between prerequisites and predecessors


When identifying prerequesites I have been "bundling" them as a predecessor column with various interpretations of "Start - Start", "Start - Finish", etc. Is this consistent with anyone's usage of prereq's to "translate" them into application with Gantt charts?



  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @Dan73594

    Depending on what you mean by "prerequisite", I would say yes, this sounds correct. The Predecessor column in Smartsheet allows you to link rows together with a specific relationship, such as Start-to-Start or Start-to-Finish, etc.

    Here's a free webinar that goes through Smartsheet's Project Management sheet features that you may find helpful: SmartStart: Project Management

    If this hasn't answered your question, it would be helpful to see a screen capture of your sheet with a little more context, but please block out sensitive data.