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GUI timeshifting of critical element

GUI timeshifting of critical element

GUI timeshifting of critical element

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I have been trying to figure out how to timeshift a group of elements based on the timeframe of the milestone. This can be simplified to the case of 3 elements in the standard format:

Task A
Milestone
Task B

Milestone has the predecessor Task A and Task B follows the Milestone. The challenge is with respect the GUI interface on the Gantt Chart, I am wishing to shift the milestone, either forwards or backwards in time, while having Task A and B shift along with it. This is desired because the critial date is the milestone. Typically, I am able to move the Milestone forward and have task B move forward as is appropriate; however, this forms a time gap between Task A and the Milestone (not desireable). If I attempt to move the Milestone backwards in time, I must break the link with Task A and then Task A and the Milestone overlap. I would like to be able to move the milestone and have Task A and B shift to match this change in keeping them in sequence.
Any advice would be appreciated.

RE: GUI timeshifting of critical element

Here is what you do:
1. Remove the predecessor from the milestone
2. Input a FS relationship for Task A referencing the milestone.  In other words, if the milestone was on line 2, input 2FS into the predecessor field for Task A.

Now when you change the milestone date, Task A will adjust as well.

Hope this helps!

J Black
www.pmconnection.com

RE: GUI timeshifting of critical element

You can input a negative time for predecessors, so A gets something like xFS-10, where x is the milestone line, if you want A to occur before the milestone by an arbitrary amount.

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