Most of your time working with tasks will be spent creating a task list, linking tasks, and assigning resources to tasks. You could successfully manage a project using only these task properties, but there are many other useful ways to work with tasks.
This chapter will show you some advanced task properties you can work with to further refine the scheduling of your project. For example, you can change the start dates of dependent tasks by overlapping and delaying task relationships, and take scheduling matters into your own hands by defining the start or end dates of a task using constraints. Project still does all the calculating for you, but now you'll learn how to control how much of that calculating takes place.