I have a task with fixed duration that must finish by a certain date.
It has several predecessors. If I schedule it manually (start and finish date) it obviously works OK, but I would rather schedule it with just a finish date and ask to schedule ALAP. (That way if the constraint date changes, the start date and all predecessors will update accordingly, without me having to remember to also change the start date.)
I have tried setting with a deadline and ALAP, but it schedules the task to finish two weeks before the deadline (even if I delete all predecessors). Why? Does the deadline not affect scheduling at all? Is there any way I can schedule it to finish on my deadline?