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Chapter 5. Working with Dependencies and... > Understanding Constraints

Understanding Constraints

Constraints can be quite useful if you have tasks that must be associated with a specific date. An example of this might be a meeting, a conference, or some other event. However, if constraints are used incorrectly, they can cause problems with Project's scheduled tasks.

A constraint is a way in which a project manager can control how Project calculates start and finish dates for tasks by associating a specific date with a task, and choosing how the task is related to that date. The constraints you can choose are as follows:


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