Join John Riopel for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding lag or lead between tasks, part of Managing Time-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- In Microsoft Project sometimes we need…to add a lead or a lag between tasks.…In our case between task ID number nine…and ten we want to add a delay of five days.…So we're going to go to the link arrow…between those two tasks in our Gantt chart…and double click on it.…We'll increase the lag to the five days that we need…or delay for those tasks and then press OK.…As you can see that draws the link…or delay in those two tasks.…We want to scroll down and add a lead…to task ID number 32 or an overlap.…
So again we'll hover over the Gantt chart,…over the task link between 31 and 32,…double click on that and add in a negative one day…or lead to these two tasks.…Now we also have notice that we have some tasks…that still remain unlinked.…So we'll return to our Dangling Task filter…on the View ribbon, rerun that filter…and add in the successors…for the remaining tasks that need links.…
So in this case, this is task ID number 35…and that will be linked to 39,…the same for 36 and lastly 38.…We'll remove our Dangling Task filter when that's complete…
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- Determine the duration of a milestone.
- Explain how to add a lead to a task.
- Identify the difference between a deadline and a constraint.
- Recognize how to put tasks in sequence.
- Recall how to overlap two tasks.
- Explain how to change the available working time for a task.