So it's my first time using ms project, so forgive me for messing up terminology. Basically the problem is as follows: I have created 3 main tasks with a few subtasks each. I have then asigned predecessors for all tasks. The workdays are mon-fri basically 9-5. Now, there are sometimes a lot of small tasks which follow up on each other. Like contacting a consultant and a cook. However even if i assign one hour or less to such tasks, the next task only starts a day later. This is especially a problem for the last main task which is an event that only takes place for one day. it involves driving and delivering to the location, setting up the stage and the room, and the installations. Some of these tasks could be done at the same time by different people (for which I have also assigned recources). Again, ms Project automatically starts and ends the event on different days, even when i try to change it manually.

Does anybody know what I can do to make sure the event only takes up one day?

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    Try FS-1. This means you are establishing a finish-start relationship but are subtracting one day (lead). – David Espina Jan 5 at 17:18

It seems that you use the Finish-to-Start relationship between all your tasks. You can use lag and lead in your relations. "To set Lead or Lag time between tasks, on the View menu – click Gantt Chart – select the desired task and go to Task Information – Predecessors – In the Lag field, type a positive number for lag time or a negative number for the Lead time." - projectplan365

Also, you can use other kinds of relations such as start-to-start which are not suggested.


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