Suppose I have a project "Perform a business meeting" which amounts to the following steps:
- Prepare the meeting
- Tell my business partners I'm done preparing, they start their meeting
- Take the bus to the meeting location (the city)
- Collect the meeting results (in person)
- Take the bus home
- Document important internal notes for the meeting
Given that I live outside the city, my bus connection sucks and only drives into the city at 8am and back home at 5pm. As for the meeting itsel, I really want to attend it if I can and it's happening as soon as possible, however it does not strictly require my attendance. The only thing I strictly need is the "results". If that means the meeting will go beyond 5pm I'll stay in the city beyond the work day. Me taking the bus into the city happens always at the earliest after completing the preparations though. Additionally, this meeting only needs to be held once.
Now my question is: How can I model this "bus behavior" in MS Project?
That is, tell it that the bus driving to the city is a periodic thing which I do not care about when I do it but has to be scheduled after the preparations are completed. And then linking the "riding home" part to the same day I rode into the city and then link the "riding home" part with other processes afterwards (the internal notes) so that the automatic scheduling can figure out timelines for me solely based on the end date of the preparations.
This is obviously not my real project but should illustrate well the problem I have