Change start date without breaking dependencies


Hello, how can I change the start date without breaking the Predecessors? I want to keep the predecessors and be able to change the start date.

i want the assignee to update the start date and at the same time i want to keep the duration for the tasks locked, and automatically delay the next task (dependent).

example: lets say that task "Vehicle Stability Calculation Release" is starting today!, I dont want to break the predecessors, and i want to delay all dependent tasks accordingly (keeping the 5 day duration for the task)

so, the start date would be 7/11/2024 the end date 7/18/2024 and delay all dependent tasks 5 days accordingly.

how can i do that?



  • Jason Tarpinian
    Jason Tarpinian ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You would either have to change the End Date/Duration of that tasks predecessors, or you can tag on some lag time to the predecessor. Instead of the predecessor being 65, try changing it to 65+14. That will then give the task lag, but it still predicated on 65 End Date, but now 14 days after, instead of right after.

    Jason Tarpinian - Sevan Technology

    Smartsheet Aligned Partner