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I would like the start date of a dependent task to start the next day, even if the predecessor task finishes a little early the previous day. Unfortunately the successor task always starts (assuming an FS dependency) immediately after the predecessor task.


In this example, even if Task 3 finishes on Jan 2 at 12:00 PM, I do not wish for the Client review task to start on Jan 2, instead to start the starting (8:00 AM) of the following day. Is there a way I can force this?

Thanks, Sean

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There is no way to do this in MSP. The nearest your can get, assuming for example that all your tasks are <1 day in length, is to make the second task a predecessor of the first using a start-start relationship with a lag of 1d. In effective this says "start the second task one day later than the start of the first task, no matter on which day Task 1 starts...

But that is unlikely to be useful as if Task 1 starts a 10:30 on Day 1, Task 2 will start at 10:30 on Day 2, not 09:00 on Day 2.

Or you can muck around with Start No Earlier than constraints on all the subsequent tasks, but that is going to be a PITA for anything more than one instance.

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