Task Constraints in Microsoft Project 2010

I would be willing to bet money that many of the users of Microsoft Project never change the default constraints on tasks within their project schedules.

The As Soon As Possible constraint is the default constraint that is applied when scheduling projects from their start date.

The As Last As Possible constraint is the default constraint that is applied when scheduling projects from their finish date.

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The List of Task Constraints in Project 2010 are:

  • As Late As Possible – this constraint schedules the task for as late as possible with the task ending before the project finish and without delaying subsequent tasks
  • As Soon As Possible – this constraint schedules the task to begin as early as possible
  • Finish No Earlier Than – this constraint schedules the task to finish on or after a specified date
  • Finish No Later Than – this constraint schedules the task to finish on or before a specified date
  • Must Finish On – this constraint schedules the task to finish on a specified date
  • Must Start On – this constraint schedules the task to start on a specified date
  • Start No Earlier Than – this constraint schedules the task to start on or after a specified date
  • Start No Later Than – this constraint schedules the task to start on or before a specified date