I am using MS Project Professional for the first time today. I've added all of my project details (auto scheduled across the board), but when I add my milestones and summary tasks to the timeline I have a gap between each one. Each summary is linked to the previous milestone so I expected them to be back to back (as they were on the demos i watched). Even if I play with the start/finish dates to ensure that weekends are not in play I still have gaps between the milestones and subsequent summary tasks.
Anyone else having the same problem or know what I am doing wrong and how I can fix it?
Here is an example of where I see a gap:
Task Mode Task Name Duration Start Finish Predecessors Auto Scheduled LCP2: Planning 3 days Tue 4/10/12 Thu 4/12/12 Auto Scheduled Document Required Changes 2 days Tue 4/10/12 Wed 4/11/12 Auto Scheduled Ticket Development Work 1 day Thu 4/12/12 Thu 4/12/12 4 Auto Scheduled Planning Complete 0 days Thu 4/12/12 Thu 4/12/12 5 Auto Scheduled LCP2: Development 7 days Fri 4/13/12 Mon 4/23/12 6
The extremely simple explanation is that there is no gap at all. Go to File, Options, General, and select a date format inclusing time of day. You will see that task 5 finishes on 12/4 end of day (sorry but for me 4/12 is december) ; the milestone this happens 12/4 end of day, and the next task naturally starts 13/4 beginning of day.
Hope this helps.