Before you continue reading, let’s explain what we mean by “actionable”, because it is a word that you would hear a lot.
When a milestone or a task is actionable, it means you can start to work on it immediately without worrying that you have to wait for someone else to finish their work. Also, it means that all necessary files and documents to execute the task are at your disposal.
The purpose of Actionable Dependencies is simple – to inform PMs when milestones become actionable (workable) or in other words, it’s time for action. Dependencies are set automatically when all preceding milestones are executed. Most of our competitors use dependencies to automatically reschedule tasks or milestones but we believe that automatic rescheduling of initial plans is a wrong practice. We keep the initial plans unchanged for a reason – to compare them with the real situation. Comparison is the best way for a company to learn, improve and build sustainable know-how.