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Due Date vs Traditional Start-End Dates in Gantt charts
I've used the Gantt chart functionality to good effect, although it seems to be a little too "smart" when you set up dependencies, durations, predecessors, etc. What happens is the dates get too rigid and "calculated", imo.
So I'm doing a basic list of tasks for a 3-person team. Most of the tasks are not linked by a functional predecessor, but by priority. Say I have a list of 10 tasks, priority 1-10. One or more might have a hard due date. So if I put in a hard due date and duration, that will tell me when I must start.
This is basic PM stuff, but gets tricky when actually plugging into a system.
I guess I'll start by using Start and End Dates and Duration, the classic Gantt data points. In this manner, the calendar view will work.
The reason I'm posting this is in my first go-round, which was an actual project (as opposed to team tasks for ongoing work), I kept seeing dates switch around when I really want to fix things sometimes, like the actual Due Date.