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Dear Expert, How can we auto schedule a task but not starting from the Project start date RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear Expert, How can we use the auto scheduling option for starting a task but not starting from the Project start date. If i change the start date manually, it gives a constraints to the particular task like Not earlier than..etc..I don't want that.

    Is it possible to do the same ?..

    thnks

    Monday, December 23, 2013 6:01 PM

Answers

  • The Task Mode field indicates whether a task is scheduled manually or automatically, which gives you the option of deciding how much control you want over task scheduling in a project. By default, tasks are set as manually scheduled, with a start date, finish date, and duration that you define. Microsoft Project will never change the dates of a manually scheduled task, but you might see warnings if there are potential problems with the entered values. You can change a task to be automatically scheduled, which causes Project to schedule the task based on dependencies, constraints, calendars, and other factors.

    For example, during the proposal phase, you might want to manually schedule all tasks in your project, and then switch to automatic scheduling after the proposal has been accepted and the project is about to start.

    http://ifonlyidknownthat.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/microsoft-project-2010-auto-scheduling-vs-manual-scheduling/

    Link will give you correct idea about auto and manual scheduling


    kirtesh

    Monday, December 23, 2013 7:54 PM

All replies

  • When you are using Auto scheduling and setting Start date for a task then it is automatically assign Start  No earlier than constraint type and put  constraint date . you can only change the constraint type as per your need.

    If you will remove the constraint then it will make project start date as task start date.

    TO remove this You can choose constraint date as today but it will change the start date which you dont want.

    If you are not bothring about finish date then you can choose as late as possible constraint then it will go away.

    other than this their is no way to remove this.

    You will see this in the task indicator which will be good for scheduling and tracking .

     

     

    kirtesh


    • Edited by Kirteshtiw Monday, December 23, 2013 6:38 PM
    Monday, December 23, 2013 6:35 PM
  • Thanx Kirtesh

    From your answer I can conclude that in no way the start date of a task can be auto scheduled without putting some constraints either not earlier than or as late as or some other. Or else the task should be linked / made successor so that it can inherit a date from them.

    A fresh task with its own start date in auto scheduling is not possible. I will conclude with this. Am I right in concluding that . Kirtesh ?

    Monday, December 23, 2013 7:08 PM
  • It is possible for auto scheduled task to have its own start date but constraint type will be there.

    kirtesh

    Monday, December 23, 2013 7:15 PM
  • Ya.. but a task with constraints either for start or finish is shown as manually scheduled in MS 2010.
    Monday, December 23, 2013 7:31 PM
  • The Task Mode field indicates whether a task is scheduled manually or automatically, which gives you the option of deciding how much control you want over task scheduling in a project. By default, tasks are set as manually scheduled, with a start date, finish date, and duration that you define. Microsoft Project will never change the dates of a manually scheduled task, but you might see warnings if there are potential problems with the entered values. You can change a task to be automatically scheduled, which causes Project to schedule the task based on dependencies, constraints, calendars, and other factors.

    For example, during the proposal phase, you might want to manually schedule all tasks in your project, and then switch to automatic scheduling after the proposal has been accepted and the project is about to start.

    http://ifonlyidknownthat.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/microsoft-project-2010-auto-scheduling-vs-manual-scheduling/

    Link will give you correct idea about auto and manual scheduling


    kirtesh

    Monday, December 23, 2013 7:54 PM
  • Thnx Kirtesh
    Monday, December 23, 2013 8:01 PM