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Out of sequence breaks the logic RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have 3 tasks sequenced this way:

    act1 is a predecessor of act2

    act2 is a predecessor of act3

    a resource reported on act2 and finished the activity before act1 completed.

    what happened is that act3 got pulled-in to the data date.

    I expect to have act3 still keeping the logic of act1 and act2. meaning that act3 will start only after act1 finish date.

    i do not want to use leveling.

    please help. is there a workaround?

    thanks,

    yuval

    Monday, March 31, 2014 12:02 PM

Answers

  • Yuval.p --

    No, there is no feature in Microsoft Project like the one you mentioned from Primavera.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    • Marked as answer by Yuval.p Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:21 AM
    Monday, March 31, 2014 7:23 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Yuval.p --

    In Microsoft Project, actual progress always overrides the planned schedule.  So, no, there is no workaround.  My question for you is why the team member worked on act2 before act1 was completed?  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Monday, March 31, 2014 1:17 PM
    Moderator
  • sometimes is a complex project, the links between tasks are not that 'hard'.

    we do not use leveling, but instead plan what tasks to start with and so on.

    it is ok for a resource to sometimes work not by the planned order.

    in Primavera, for example, this is easily solved by the use of 'retained logic' option. I hoped there is something similar in Project.

    thanks,

    Yuval

    Monday, March 31, 2014 2:55 PM
  • Yuval.p --

    No, there is no feature in Microsoft Project like the one you mentioned from Primavera.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    • Marked as answer by Yuval.p Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:21 AM
    Monday, March 31, 2014 7:23 PM
    Moderator