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Linking Project tasks

Unlinked tasks start on project start date

Callout 1 All tasks in a Project plan start at the project start date unless you specify otherwise.
Callout 2 With no task dependencies or constraints applied, the project finish date is the same as the longest task's finish date.
Callout 3 Task dependencies, such as the Finish-to-Start dependency between the first and second tasks (shown here), can change the project's scheduled finish date.

After you define your plan's tasks and estimate how long it will take to complete them, you are ready to schedule the tasks by creating task dependency links.

By default, Project schedules all tasks to begin on the project's start date and calculates the project's finish date based on the last task to finish.

When you enter task dependencies, Project adjusts the schedule to assign more accurate dates to each task.

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