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I noticed that tasks in my MS Project in Gantt view turned red, out of my control. Can you help to explain what might happen?

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It's becuase they are on the critical path of your project.

Check out articles on Earned Value, Future Value etc to see how it calculates it


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As already said, they entered your project's critical path.

Given you have set a deadline for your project and it is already late, "red" in a task means that if it's finish date increases (because of more work, less resources or late start), the finish date for the whole project increases in the same proportion - and so project lateness.

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