I have a question form my Blog Reader:
I have the issue. My tasks are all set to automatically scheduled. I update actuals weekly and once completed I update the project and select ‘reschedule uncompleted work to start after xxxxx’ . MS project then automatically sets a ‘start no earlier’ constraint with date date(xxxxx) on some of my tasks. I then manually need to remove them the next time i want to update the schedule. Any ideas what is driving this behavior would be appreciated.
I will explain this “issue” in MS PROJECT 2013!
First I will crate simple Project:
As you can see My Project is supposed to start at Feb, 2th and to finish at Feb, 9th. Suppose that I finished Task 1 on time, so I will mark this Task as 100% completed:
and I’ll get:
Now suppose, that today is Friday, 6th, and that I didn’t start with work on Task 2 nor Task 3. So I want to reschedule uncompleted work after this date.
I will first set the Status Date to Friday, 6th:
and I will reschedule uncompleted Tasks after this date:
I will get:
You can see the Calendar Icon in Information Column. For Task 2, and Task 3 it says:
WHY? Is this a Bug. No, it’s not. It is logical. Because TODAY is Friday 6th, Task 2 and Task 3 can’t start before that date. So those Task can start at that date and later, but not before, because that will be back to the Past. How can you start to work on soma Tasks in the Past? You can not. So, my suggestion is: Update all your Tasks with actuals, for example, each Friday, and then Reschedule uncompleted work after that Friday and you will get the Real situation in your Project. And yes, some Tasks will have SNET constraint!
Hope this helps.