Join John Riopel for an in-depth discussion in this video What does the Deadline field do?, part of Managing Time-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- In Microsoft Project sometimes we want to…track a target date for a given milestone or task.…We're going to double-click on task ID number six…and add in a target date or deadline for this activity.…So we'll type in 7/17/2015 in the deadline field on the…tasks information dialogue box.…A deadline acts much different than a constraint…as a constraint would be as soon as possible…or any of the other ones to come out of the box.…We'll press 'OK'.…
As you can see as soon as we complete the deadline…it shows up as a green arrow in our Gantt chart by default.…We'll add in two more deadlines by double-clicking on…task ID number 21 and putting in an August 21st…deadline for this year of course.…Now in this case our current finish exceeds our deadline…so we get an indicator in the indicators column letting us…know that that task is past our current deadline…and we'll repeat that for task ID number 34.…
Again by double-clicking, selecting the task information…dialogue box and putting in August 21st again.…Deadlines give us the ability to see target…
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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.