Hi @Terry Hynd‚
Although this is an old post, hopefully, your experience can help me ;-).
I'm also struggling with this issue. Could you please inform me about how you solved this issue with the planning for a fixed date meeting with preparation tasks and aftercare tasks?
I would appreciate it.
There are a few options.
The problem with options 2 & 3 is your working backwards and it adds unnecessary complexity and confusion (and perpetuates that throughout your project). If you use option 1 you can start Task 1 today and plan out your work. If your Conference Start Date ends up showing earlier than reality, you know you have time and can change your Task 1 to start on a more appropriate date. Or just start early (never a bad idea :)). If you have Task 1 start today and your plan reflects that the Conference Start Date in your plan is later than reality. Then you know how far behind you are and can take action immediately to adjust. And that's always the goal of a project plan (early warning detection). Hope that helps.
Hi @Vic Alejandro‚
Thank you for your very detailed explanation.
And good to be able to use other people's experiences. This way of working will be of help!
Hi @Doug Den Hoed‚ ,
Thanks for replying as well. This is also an interesting insight that I will test and reconsider.