Thinking Like a Project Pro: Get task dependencies set up correctly. Dependencies are a big part of how Project calculates a project schedule. Get to know each type of task dependency finish-to-start, finish-to-finish, start-to-start, and start-to-finish so you can choose the right type of dependency. I have some fun examples for each type in my book. Use lag time positive or negative to fine-tune task dependencies. Stay away from links to summary tasks.
For more information about this change, read this blog post. Summary This article describes why a task may not be scheduled as expected in Microsoft Project and offers suggestions for correcting the behavior. More Information Project A task may not schedule as expected for a number of reasons.
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