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Entering deadline dates
The deadline indicator appears on the Gantt chart.
With an As Soon As Possible constraint applied,
the task starts earlier and leaves some time
between its finish date and the deadline date.
Now the task has the greatest scheduling flexibility. It might be completed well before
its deadline, depending on resource availability, predecessor tasks, and whatever other
scheduling issues apply.
The scenario: At Lucerne Publishing, the publisher has expressed concern that the
acquisition tasks for the new children’s book should not slip past a certain date. You’d like to
lag this date without unduly restricting your scheduling flexibility in the plan.
In this exercise, you enter a deadline date for a task.
SET UP You need the Fine Tuning Tasks_Start file located in your Chapter10 practice file
folder to complete this exercise. Open the Fine Tuning Tasks_Start file, and save it as Fine
In the Task Name column, select the name of task 5, Handoff to Editorial.
This task is a milestone marking the end of the acquisition phase of the new book
project. You want to make sure that the acquisition task concludes by the end of May,
so you will enter a deadline date for this milestone.
On the Task tab, in the Properties group, click Information .
The Task Information dialog box appears.
Click the Advanced tab.
In the Deadline box, type or select 5/29/15 , and then click OK .
Project displays a deadline indicator in the chart portion of the Gantt Chart view.