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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Project 2002 by Tim Pyron

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Working with Task Constraints

In a project with a fixed start date, you probably want Microsoft Project to schedule tasks as soon as possible after the start of the project in order to minimize the overall duration of the project. For the same reason, if the project is scheduled from a fixed finish date, you want Project to schedule tasks as late as possible so they are close to the fixed finish date and keep the duration of the project as short as possible. However, there are many circumstances in which a task must be scheduled to start or finish by a specific date. These fixed-date requirements are called task constraints in Microsoft Project. They might be due to requirements from outside the project, or they might be the result of interim ...

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