When using Autoschedule in Clarity's Gantt and Open Workbench (OWB), in what order are tasks scheduled?
Component: Clarity Project Management
Below is the order of how Autoschedule schedule schedules the work:
First, autoschedule will schedule work with no flexibility. This includes:
and reduces the remaining availability accordingly.
Next, autoschedule processes remaining tasks in order of a calculated priority. For the calculated priority, see below. This is also subject to task dependencies.
As each task is processed, remaining availability is reduced accordingly.
If a task "ties" with another task, the next factor is taken into account. Thus, for example, a task with no date constraint and a priority of 5 will be scheduled before another task that also has no date constraint and a priority of 5 if the first task's float is less than the second task's.
Autoschedule gives priority to constrained tasks over non-constrained tasks, and to inflexible constraints (such as "Must Start On") over flexible constraints (such as "Start No Later Than"). Constraints are overridden when it would violate a dependency or over allocate resources.