Lesson5.2.Delaying Tasks


Lesson 5.2. Delaying Tasks

Figure 5-3. Delayed tasks with lag time


Delaying a task means that there will be some time between the end of a predecessor task and the beginning of a successor task. Therefore, you give the predecessor task lag time. Working with lag time is like working with lead time, except that lag time is a positive value. It can be entered as a duration or as a task completion percentage.

Let's delay the start of the "Build template and assets" task by a few days.

  1. Select the Build template and assets task. Click the Task Information button on the Standard toolbar.

    The Task Information dialog box appears.

  2. Click the Predecessors tab.

    The predecessor task appears in the Predecessors list.

  3. Click the Lag field and type 3 days.

    This means the "Build template and assets" task will start three days after the "Research Microsoft Project 2003" task is finished.

  4. Click OK.

    The start date of the "Build template and assets" task is rescheduled, as shown in Figure 5-3.

QUICK REFERENCE

TO DELAY TASKS:

  1. SELECT THE TASK YOU WANT TO DELAY.

  2. CLICK THE TASK INFORMATION BUTTON ON THE STANDARD TOOLBAR.

  3. CLICK THE PREDECESSORS TAB.

  4. CLICK IN THE LAG FIELD AND ENTER THE LAG TIME.

OR...

  1. DOUBLE-CLICK THE LINK LINE CONNECTING THE TASKS.

  2. CLICK IN THE LAG FIELD AND ENTER THE LAG TIME.




CustomGuide Inc - Project 2003 Personal Trainer
Project 2003 Personal Trainer
ISBN: 0596008546
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 156

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