Linked tasks with days inbetween RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have the following issue with planning in MS project.

    For example:

    I have two tasks: 1. ordering the components of the product. 2. Assembling the product.

    I want to have 5 days between those tasks in connection with the shipping time.

    Then I want to change the date of the second task and i still want the difference of 5 days. Is it possible to connect these tasks in a way that the first task will move with it? 

    Thanks in advance!

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:27 PM

All replies

  • Hi LarsvT,

    What you are really saying is that the start of the 2nd task drives the finish date of the 1st task, with a lag of 5 days.  This is known as a SF-5d dependency.  Assuming you are using auto scheduled tasks then this will work fine. 

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    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:48 PM
  • LarsvT,

    Just curious. If you have a procurement task (i.e. order the components) and an assembly task with a fixed 5 day part lead time, what would cause the assembly task to move since it is the last task in the chain? Is there some other task that also drives the assembly that may push out the assembly?


    Friday, November 24, 2017 12:11 AM
  • Thanks for the information. 
    This was exactly what I wanted to know
    Friday, November 24, 2017 12:33 PM
  • I used the order and assembly task as an example.
    I want to plan multiple buildingprojects for my company.
    Contractors change often their plannings and we need to adjust ours to that
    Friday, November 24, 2017 12:35 PM