Editing a task's deadline

If you have set a deadline for a task, but the schedule later slips out past that deadline (creating negative slack), you should change the deadline (or remove it) so that the negative slack is removed. A task with negative slack that is also on the critical path may require adjustments to more than just the task that has slipped out past its deadline.

To edit the deadline for a task

  1. Open the Projects module.
  2. Select an item.
  3. Select the Task Plan tab.
  4. Select a task in the task plan.
  5. Open the Task Information dialog box.
  6. Select the Advanced tab.
  7. In the Deadline field, use the calendar picker to select the date by which the task must be completed.
  8. Click Close.