Dependency management in projects.

Riz Tabley
5 min readAug 10, 2023

Managing dependencies in projects can be challenging and impact your projects. Learn how to identify and manage them.

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In any project, dependency management is a key activity. They can make or break a project. Not managing dependencies can result in your project not being delivered, delays, or benefits not being realized.

Dependencies are things that your project depends on to deliver the benefit or outcome. Either the output of another project that your project needs to use. Or within a project, dependencies are between tasks.

An example is when the Internet banking app is dependent on the Enterprise Identity Access Management System (IAM) to determine that the correct customer can access the correct accounts on the app.

As you can see from this example, if this was not built properly or if there are delays in the development of the connection between the banking app and the IAM system, it would cause issues with the project.

It’s important to identify the dependencies on your project early and manage them proactively.

Why is dependency management hard?

Dependencies are hard because they are not in our direct control.