What are the recommendations for Auto Scheduled versus Manually Scheduled tasks working in Microsoft Project (MSP) with Clarity?
Are manually scheduled tasks supported in the new driver / legacy driver?
Component: Clarity Microsoft Project Integration
In the legacy driver, manually scheduled tasks is not supported.
It's required that tasks created in MSP are created in auto scheduled mode, but it's also recommended to use Auto Scheduled for tasks going forward. Below are some of the things to be aware of if you do set tasks to manually scheduled mode:
2. Even if you use have tasks set to manually scheduled, MSP will still auto schedule these (especially after posting) at times by design
3. As mentioned in the following Microsoft KB: When manual scheduling tasks, changes to task dependencies, constraints, and other task data will not automatically update task dates. (For more other differences in using auto scheduled versus manually scheduled see: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/How-scheduling-works-in-Project-5d4f5981-4e9f-4e8e-a699-2ef2a419252f?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US)
4. If summary tasks are set to manually scheduled mode, the task data below them won’t roll up into the summary tasks (Such as Start/Finish dates).
5. You may see a mismatch in dates and duration. (Example a task is 10 duration, but Task Start/Finish dates incorrectly show as 10/11/2016 and 10/11/2016 respectively.)