I'm not sure what combination of task dependency type and lead/lag duration to use for the following scenario.
- Item B is a large, complicated assembly that includes a subcomponent called Item A
- Development of Items A and B are tracked in separate tasks, have have durations of 2 and 9 months, respectively
- Item A needs to be delivered within 5 months of starting work on the Item B
I’m looking for a way to have Task A and B start simultaneously, but create a task dependency so I can see that Task A has three months of slack until it begins to affect the delivery of Task B.
I tried making a FS dependency between Task A and Task B with a -5 emo lag, but that created a gap in Item B at the current date and moved the end date out 6 weeks.