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    'hammock' tasks (XP)

    Dear Loungers,

    Is it possible to create what I would call "hammock" tasks in MS Project? For example:

    Task 1 is 2 weeks long
    Task 3 is 4 weeks long and is finish-finish +lag of 4 weeks on Task 1
    Task 2 is a tasks that starts after task 1 and is as long as the gap between Task one and Task 3, in this case 2 weeks.

    I don't want to hard wire the duration as the lag and the durations of the other tasks may change and this task will always "fill the gap in elasped terms.

    liz

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    Re: 'hammock' tasks (XP)

    What you want is not truly a "hammock" task as a hammock would be a Start to Start and Finish to Finish, but try the following.

    On Task 1, Set the successor as a Finish to Start with Task 2
    On Task 3, Set the predecessor as a Finish to Finish with -4wk lag to Task 2.

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    Re: 'hammock' tasks (XP)

    Thanks Gary, I am doing something like this. What I really wanted was not to have to think about Task2 duration but for it to be "calculated" and therefore dynamic dependant on what Task 1 and Task 2 were doing. However this seems to be beyond Project at the moment!

    liz

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    Re: 'hammock' tasks (XP)

    Try the following link. It may accomplish what you are looking to do.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...3&Product=PRJ2K
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