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Old 02-09-2017, 01:15 PM
amirfa amirfa is offline SS Relationship Automatic Scheduling Problem Windows 10 SS Relationship Automatic Scheduling Problem Office 2016
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Hello,

I'm establishing a start to start relationship between two tasks on MS Project. I'm working with a 6day/wk schedule (mon-fri).



Task A starts on a thursday

Im setting another task (task B) to have a SS relationship with task A + 4 days. Therefore, I would expect task B to begin on Monday. Task B has a duration of 2 days.

Instead of setting task A to begin on a Monday, project is auto scheduling task A to begin on saturday and to end on tuesday. Why would this push back the end date of task A? This is ruining the whole point of having a SS relationship.

In fact if I set task A have its predecessor as (TaskB)SS+3days, it also starts on Saturday.

I hope I have explained this problem enough so that it makes sense. How can I fix this?

Thanks!

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Old 02-10-2017, 04:47 AM
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Well, as a novice myself I dont know if I make more damage than help by jumping in here but a few things seems odd in your description:
mon-fri seems like a 5 day/wk to me
The +4 days restriction would if nothing else start task b on wednesday the week after (if you have mon-fri as workdays)
It seems like you have some other constraints in play, I tried the setup you describe and the SS+4 constraint works just fine for me.
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:02 AM
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My bad, I apologize. I meant Mon-Sat.

I wonder what other constraints might be getting in my way here
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:59 AM
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With sat as workday you would then in a perfect world get a start of task B on tuesday

Some screenshots could help to point you in the right direction.
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:34 PM
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Things are a bit muddled. Is Task A the predecessor to Task B? In the predecessor field for task B exactly what does it say?

If Task A is the predecessor for B and the relationship is SS+4days, then task B should begin on Tuesday not Monday. The lag counts Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday and the task starts on Tuesday.Lag (the +4 days) only counts working time.

When Task A starts should have no relationship to Task B. What is the predecessor to Task A?
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