Large-scale changes approved by your organization's change approval board (CAB) might
need to be implemented through new or existing projects.
To bridge the gap between change management and project management, the instance provides the
ability to link one or more change requests to a project task. You can link an existing change
request to a project task or create a new change request directly from a project task.
When you link a project task to a change request record, a new project task link record is
created. It provides the actual link between the project task record and the change request
record. The project task link copies over all the attributes of the change request record and
becomes a child task of the project task that you linked to the change request. The rules that
govern the relationship between the project task and the project task link are the same as the
rules for all parent and child tasks.
Note: A project task cannot have both task link records and child project tasks. When a project
task is linked to a change request, you cannot also create child tasks for that project task.
Likewise, when a project task has child tasks, you cannot link the parent project task to a
The project task link record is read only. You can view the project task links from a related
list on the Project Task form.
You can also link multiple change requests to a single project task. In this case, a project
task link record is created for each link and all of the project task link records become child
tasks of the project task.