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    Delaying tasks and individual assignments (98)

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    Re: Delaying tasks and individual assignments (98)

    Hi Alice,

    If you just want to delay a task to start on a specific date you could just give it a Start No Earlier Than constraint. I suppose a lag would be fine, I just think that a lag is hard for others to read if they are not familiar with Project. I usually will use a placeholder Task bar in the alternative of a lag.
    If you tracking and a task starts early, you can enter the Actual Start date of the task equal to the date the task is starting.
    The only thing I have used the Leveling Gantt/Delay table combination is to show what Project changed when using the Leveling tool in Tools,Level Resources. The Leveling Gantt shows two sets of task bars, one for preleveled tasks, and one for after using the leveling tool. The delay table displays in elapsed time the the task was delayed by Project when it went through the leveling process. The have found the leveling tool to be marginally useful. It just will delay tasks until an overallocated resource is available. Is has a few choices making it more useful. I only use it with the option checked level within available slack, and only for phases of the project at a time.

    Carla

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    Re: Delaying tasks and individual assignments (98)

    Thanks Carla

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    Re: Delaying tasks and individual assignments (98)

    Hi Alice,
    Happy New Year! By a placeholder task bar I would just mean a task bar without any assigned resources.

    If I just wanted to delay the assignment of one overallocated resource on a task with two assigned resources the leveling tool would work if you leveled the single task only.
    I would do my adjustment in the Resource Usage view. I do most of my leveling manually using this view. If you add the column ID you can identify task ID numbers as as you look at resource overallocations you can then look at the problem tasks in Detail Gantt to see if the tasks are on the critical path. If they are non critical I probably just delay the work by manually entering work hours per day on the days I want the work to be done on. If they are critical tasks I return to Resource Usage and come up with another solution.
    In Rewource Usage view if you right click the Details column where "Work" is displayed you can add the details Overallocation and Remaining Availability to help you decide what solutions you might have available to resolve overallocations.
    Hope this is helpful,
    Carla

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    Re: Delaying tasks and individual assignments (98)

    Thanks Carla - very helpful, as always!

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