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6.15. Tasks Start before Project Start Date

Applies to:
@RISK 6.x/7.x, Professional and Industrial Editions

When I run my simulation, tasks are starting before the project start date. How can this be?

Are you scheduling from the start date of the project, or from the finish date? If you have Microsoft Project set to schedule from the finish date, it keeps the project finish date fixed while varying the tasks so that the project ends on the finish date. While there are some valid reasons to schedule from the finish date, probably you want to change your project to schedule from the start date.

See also: How Project schedules tasks: Behind the scenes — specifically, under How does the project start date affect the schedule?

Last edited: 2016-09-15

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