my Blog reader has a question: “Dear Nenad, can you explain Lag with Dependencies other than Finish to Start, like Finish to Finish and Start to Start?”
I will show you how to do that in MS PROJECT 2013!
First I will create simple Project:
As you can see Task 1 and Task 2 have Finish To Finish relationship, and Task 3 and Task 4 have Start To Start Dependencies. Now, suppose that Task 2, and Task 4 have 2 days Lag:
and I will get:
As you can see Task 2 will have Finish date 4.8.2105, and will start two days later, so it’s Start date is postponed!
I will repeat this for Task 4 and I will get:
Same result! So, yes you can have Lag (and Lead) with Tasks with Dependencies other than Finish to Start, but be aware of consequences!