Start to Finish Example

This is an example following a case study at the end of the Start to Finish Relationship article. It presents the following case: Schedule the following activities to allow concrete to be poured, note we are assuming that we need to pour within 90 minutes from the time the concrete is mixed to pouring. Completed the […]

Start to finish Relathionships

Start to Finish relationships in Project Management Seriously, I don’t think I’ve seen such a simple topic cause so much confusion in the project management community.  I guess one of the principle causes for confusion lies in the lack of practical examples, so let’s clear it up by providing some practical examples of start to finish […]

Understanding task relationships in MS Project Part 3

Different scheduling relationships Many schedulers simply link tasks due to the assumption that they will perform task A, upon completion commence task B and so on.  Again this is using a resource constraint and is a short sighted view.  As discussed in Understanding task relationships Part 2, we should only create task dependence based upon […]

Understanding task relationships in MS Project Part 2

Scheduling Constraints Linking from part 1 of this article, what answers did you get? If you haven’t read part 1– stop cheating- go back and complete the exercise. The answers will vary based upon the logic you have used.  In short there is no one correct answer, real life project management is the same.  Each […]

Understanding task relationships in MS Project Part 1

Different relationships in MS Project Part 1 Microsoft Project makes a few default assumptions, one of the more annoying ones is setting tasks to manually schedule rather than defaulting to automatic mode.  But there are others which are less noticeable and which many project managers should really check if they are the best choice. In […]