Microsoft Project Schedules Tasks in the past



  • I have a project Plan in Microsoft project. While working today, I updated a task's scheduling to be "as soon as possible". Project then scheduled the task for last month. That would be fantastic - but clearly not a reality.

    I have my status date and current date in project info set to today. The task is assigned to a resource that would have been available two weeks ago - So I guess I see mathematically why it would schedule then. I opened a new project to demonstrate this, and it seems to constrain tasks to starting today. The date that it seems to be scheduling for is the project start date.

    • Is there a setting I need to change?
    • Is there a way to put in a global constraint that says newly schedule tasks can't begin before today?

  • QA Engineer

    Found it!

    In File -> Options -> Scheduling, there is a default that controls whether new projects are scheduled to the start date, or to today's date. Updated, and good to go!




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