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I'm looking for a way to set tasks and milestones relative to the end date of a project -- I have a fixed release schedule and really need to determine how many tasks I can achieve within a given release as opposed to adding tasks to a start date milestone to determine when I'll be finished.

Ideally I'd like to set a GA milestone to be the end of the project and then have other milestones and tasks set to end-of-project minus 1w, minus 2w and so on for example -- in this way I'll be able to determine when I need to start the project.

Is this possible -- other posts in the forums have alluded to this kind of reverse timing behaviour but with no resolution other than this might be a future enhancement?

Regards

G
 
Should have added, I'm using OmniPlan 1.5 (v143) on OS X 10.4.11.
 
Planning backwards (as late as possible) is not in OmniPlan 1.5. The soonest version you might see this in is version 2.0, but we don't have a release date announced yet. We'll post more info about 2.0 as we inch closer to the beta release candidates.
 
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Planning backwards (as late as possible) is not in OmniPlan 1.5. The soonest version you might see this in is version 2.0, but we don't have a release date announced yet. We'll post more info about 2.0 as we inch closer to the beta release candidates.
Any indication -- however rough -- as to when a beta of 2.0 might see the light of day?
 
OmniPlan 2.0: As we've mentioned elsewhere on this forum, that time is probably best measured in months, but we're really not certain.

Scheduling Backwards: you can accomplish most of the same thing if you create dependencies from the tasks & milestones to the final milestone with the appropriate lag times. If you lock the start date of the final milestone, then the preceding tasks won't move the final milestone if they run out of time. Instead, they'll create a violation.
 
Then you can fix this violation by removing some tasks, or moving the project start date earlier, and all the tasks will rearrange themselves appropriately.
 
 


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