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How to do lags in project professional RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a task/activity and it says that it (task #4) can start 5 days after the start of A2 and A3. How would I do the lags in MS Project Prof?2010
    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 5:15 PM

Answers

  • Hi

    Double-Click the row of task 4

    Predecessors pad

    Line 1 set A2, Select Start To start, fill in the Lag

    Line 2, same for A3

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 6:57 PM
  • Hi Alwilliams09,

    In addition to Jan's answer:

    Lag can be entered in days, but also in percentages (relative to the predecessors duration).
    To create an overlap rather than a delay, simply enter a negative value for lag.

    If you enter days, you enter 'working days', so non-working days like the weekend are not taken into account. If you to wait a fixed amount of days (like waiting for concrete to dry), you can also enter lag as elapsed days (edays).

    I hope this helps,
    Hans


    My EPM blog: Projectopolis
    • Marked as answer by MikeGlen Friday, November 12, 2010 5:01 PM
    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 8:58 PM

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  • Hi

    Double-Click the row of task 4

    Predecessors pad

    Line 1 set A2, Select Start To start, fill in the Lag

    Line 2, same for A3

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 6:57 PM
  • Hi Alwilliams09,

    In addition to Jan's answer:

    Lag can be entered in days, but also in percentages (relative to the predecessors duration).
    To create an overlap rather than a delay, simply enter a negative value for lag.

    If you enter days, you enter 'working days', so non-working days like the weekend are not taken into account. If you to wait a fixed amount of days (like waiting for concrete to dry), you can also enter lag as elapsed days (edays).

    I hope this helps,
    Hans


    My EPM blog: Projectopolis
    • Marked as answer by MikeGlen Friday, November 12, 2010 5:01 PM
    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 8:58 PM