Does it matter if you manually or Autoschedule

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Does it matter if you manually or Autoschedule

Post by sandra » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:59 pm

Does it affect the results of your monte carlo simulations if you manually or autoschedule tasks in Microsoft Project ?

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Re: Does it matter if you manually or Autoschedule

Post by Intaver Support » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:07 pm

Manually scheduled tasks may affect the schedule risk analysis. When you import manually scheduled tasks from Microsoft Project, they become constrained. It occurs if you use RiskyProject addin in Microsoft Project or if you use export data to XML file in Microsoft Project and import this XML file in RiskyProject. The constraint may be for example "Must Start On" for the manually scheduled task in Microsoft Project.

The Monte Carlo simulations take into account the predecessor network (links between the activities) and constrained tasks will not move if for example duration of the predecessor increased. If you want to check which option you have on, it is shown on the bottom left of the MS Project task bar.

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