How to realistically schdule tasks RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi - I would like to know the best way to schedule tasks. I work on several projects and while most tasks are dependent on eachother and so can follow through, how are you able to allow for gaps in projects? sometimes there needs to be a some space from one task to the next as some dont happen straight away after the other.

    Also some tasks i know will need to start next year as it is too early to start now, they are depended on a task but if i enter this dependency it schedules it straight after the task - should i be putting in a start to finish lag of say for example 2 months? is this the best way?

    thanks in advance!


    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:14 AM

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  • Manraj --
    To create a gap between two tasks with a Finish to Start dependency, double-click the link line between the two tasks to display the Task Dependency dialog.  In the dialog, enter a Lag value in days representing the gap you need between the tasks, and then click the OK button.
    If a task is starting sooner than you know it can or should start, double-click the task name to display the Task Information dialog.  In the dialog, click the Advanced tab.  On the Advanced page of the dialog, click the Constraint Type pick list and select the Start No Sooner Than constraint.  In the Constraint Date field, enter the date you believe the task should start.  Click the Notes tab, enter a note explaining the reason for the constraint, and then click the OK button.
    Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 1:03 PM