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How to set end date in MS Project 2010, so that all other tasks are set accordingly


I have MS Project 2010 Gantt chart and I have a hard end or stop deadline for a project.  How do I create the Gantt chart so that when I have this task with the hard deadline date, all other dates ahead of it get adjusted automatically?  For example, if I have fixed durations for task 1, 2, and 3, and then change the Go Live date, start and end dates are changed automatically.

Task       Start Date       End
Task 1    4/21/15         4/28/15
Task 2    4/28/15         5/10/15
Task 3    5/10/15         5/18/15
Go Live   5/18/15        5/18/15
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Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
On the Project tab, in the Properties ribbon group, open the Project Information Window.

In the Project Information window you can decide if you want project to work from the Start Date or from the Finish date.   Open this window and change the setting Schedule From Project Finish Date

Project will now permit you to enter the Finish Date.

If you set the tasks to Auto Schedule AND you have linked the tasks, then Project will use your durations and schedule the tasks back from the Finish Date.
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