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Lag days not included in project duration

02/26/16 Edited 12/09/19

Should the lag days not be included in the overall project duration?  All tasks below the line in black, are subtasks and only the actual durations roll up.




  • Atus BartalAtus Bartal ✭✭✭✭

    I guess the task with lag days is not on the critical path - so it does not affect the length of the project.


  • J. Craig WilliamsJ. Craig Williams Top Contributor



    (Well, I had a long answer to the wrong question - so I deleted it)


    In the example you showed, the 2d delay may or may not be part of the total duration.

    For a particular task, the duration is elapsed effort. (That was the long email)

    For summary tasks, it tasks the start and end dates to determine duration.


    Summary Task

    Task 1 - 3 days

    Task 2 - 3 days with a 2 day lag


    Total duration is 8 days.


    What you have is

    Task 1 - 7.5 days

    Task 2 to 4 - all occuring within that 7.5 days

    so no impact to the final duration



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