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Here is my question: I have a go/no-go meeting on the calendar for go-live. We always do go lives on Tuesday. I want to dynamically link the date to always pick the next Tuesday after the go-live. Is that possible?

I can see how to do it manually with a constraint, but if the go/no-go meeting moves up a week or back a week I have to go back in and make changes

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  • I don't use Project a lot, but won't a one week finish-to-start constraint from go-live do it for you?
    – Todd A. Jacobs
    Jan 25, 2023 at 17:10

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I would recommend this:

  1. Create a custom calendar that only has Tuesdays as working days
  2. Create a 1 day task in the schedule called "Go Live Start" or something and set it's Task Calendar to the calendar you created. Make it's predecessor the Go/No Go Meeting. Do not load resource assignments onto this task, it's strictly being created to achieve the mechanics of what you want to happen in the schedule. I would say just make this a milestone but milestones don't honor the task calendar set so you have to give it some duration.
  3. Tie your actual discrete Go Live tasks Start-To-Start with the "Go Live Start" task.

Now no matter where your Go/No Go Meeting is moved to, your Go Live work will always begin on the following Tuesday.

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  • Thank you Kenny. That worked like a dream! Jan 25, 2023 at 18:42
  • One other recommendation, give the "Go Live Start" task some successor like the program end or something so if the schedule is audited the auditors won't make a stink about tasks missing successors. Jan 25, 2023 at 22:26

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