Task Management RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi ladies and gentleman,
    I have a problem.

    In MS Project 2019 I want a task to be assignet to two predecessors and to choose the earlier predecessor.

    For example:

    ID | Taskname | Start | End | Predecessor

    01 | Task A | 20.01.19 | 30.01.19 |

    02 | Task B | 25.01.19 | 02.01.19 |

    03 | Task C | 25.01.19 | 25.01.19 | 2SS;3SS

    So I want that Task C starts at the earliest starting date as possible and don't respect the start of the other (later) Task (Task  B). In another situation it should be possible that Task B starts earlier and in that case it should be possible that Task C starts at the same date as Task B does.

    How can I realise this in MS Project?
    Please help me.

    Thank you very much
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:50 AM

All replies

  • m_29 --

    What you are asking is not possible in any version of Microsoft Project.  When you link a task with two Predecessor tasks in a Finish to Start dependency, the Start date of the task is determined by the LATEST Finish date of its Predecessors.  There is no way to force the software to use the Finish date of the earliest Predecessor.  This is simply how the software works, and I do not believe there is any workaround for this.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:54 PM