Join John Riopel for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing buffers, part of Managing Time-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- In this project we've added a couple of tasks…that had buffers, a drying time,…and we formatted that for a buffer specific flag.…We've also created a manual schedule summary…where we can see how it extends past the current duration.…If you would like to adjust these durations, in our case,…we're going to change the drying time…from five days to eight days…and we can immediately see the impact in our schedule…based on having created this essay buffer style task.…
You can also modify the duration for a manual schedule task…and see that that changes the way the finish date may occur,…so we are going to change that to 18 days…instead of the normal 15 that we had before.…Again you'll see that duration change and you'll see…that you have the potentially scheduling problem.…Here you can right-click on that…and use the Fix in Task Inspector that will give us options…to resolve that particular problem for this task.…
So, if we wanted to change it back to an Auto Schedule Mode…or extend the finish date to be the complete sequence…
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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.