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Hour 4. Starting the Scheduling Process > Understanding How Default Dates Work

Understanding How Default Dates Work

Microsoft Project automatically calculates default start and finish dates when you first enter tasks (see Figure 4.1), but that schedule calls for everything to start at once, like horses racing out of the starting gate. You have to give Microsoft Project instructions for calculating a more meaningful schedule.

Figure 4.1. In the initial task list, the tasks are lined up at the start date and ready to race off to the finish line all at once.



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