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Delay Between Task

Delay Between Task

Delay Between Task

I am running Microsoft Project 2010. I manage several different projects that are all very similar in nature. My question is, is there a way to add a set amount of time between two tasks and it not reflect in the "Actual Duration" of the overall project. For example we do a "90 Day Follow Up" after the completion of a project. The "90 Day Follow Up" is still part of the project, but for those 90 Days we are not doing any work on the project. How can I set a lag time of 90 Days but not increase the the duration of the project drastically? I don't know if there is a way to do this, or a different field I should actually be looking at. Any insight would be appreciated!


RE: Delay Between Task

If you want to "fix" the end date for a project, add a milestone task called "Project End" with a "Must Finish On" constraint. I would set the Follow-Up as duration 90 days with a fluid start date, but constraint that it depends on "Project End" as a predecessor (and any other predecessors it may have).

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RE: Delay Between Task

Sorry. There isn't a way to have a task not count in the overall duration. I would end the project at the deliverable finish and include the 90 day follow up in a separate project file if need be. You can still link the deliverable finish to the 90 day follow up task as an external predecessor. If the deliverable finish gets moved - so will the start date of the 90 period of time.

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