Join John Riopel for an in-depth discussion in this video Fixing an incomplete critical path, part of Managing Time-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- We've noticed that our current project file…exceeds our 30-day duration constraint…that our customer has given us.…We've gone back to the project team…and asked them to revisit their original estimates…for the work that they've put into the file…because they want to make sure…that it meets those requirements.…Based on that, they've given us some feedback,…and we're going to implement those items.…So on task ID number 22,…which had our deadline of August 21st,…we're going to change that by double-clicking…on task ID number 22 and going to the Advanced tab.…
We'll change that to August 6th.…Now, recall that, in a deadline, this gives us the ability…to see the target dates versus the current schedule.…We're going to repeat that same August 6th deadline…on Task ID number 35.…Again, we'll press OK to commit that.…Now, we've got some additional tasks…within our project file, like Task 14.…It's currently a manual scheduled task.…It will not automatically update…as we change other durations within the file,…so, to see that, we want to transition this…
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- Managing auto-scheduled tasks
- Checking task links
- Adding lag and buffers
- Fixing an incomplete critical path
- Setting a baseline
- Using lead and lag times
- Fast-tracking and crashing tasks
- Adding resources
- Executing the schedule