This depends on how the project is scheduled. In general, it is not best practice to make a dependency between a part and child object. If you use ALAP (as late as possible) scheduling instead of ASAP, then by default the milestone will have the same due date as the project if there are no dependencies.
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Hi, I was wondering if there was a way for the due date of a milestone to automatically update with whatever the due date of the project is. in this example i linked the 2 with a dependency, is there a configuration that would make the milestone due date always match the project?
thanks for your help!
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how do i switch between ALAP and ASAP?
You can toggle this using a field at the project level called "Constraint Type."
what if i don't want the whole project to be ALAP? just one milestone out of many? the rest are ASAPs
You can set a single milestone (or even a group of tasks) to be scheduled ALAP. However, mixing ALAP and ASAP can lead to a very confusing project schedule.
how would i make the duration of the milestone dynamically update with the duration of the project?
The system works the other way around. The project duration is a rollup of all the items inside of it. Duration is the difference between the Start Date and Due Date on a work item, so the earliest Start Date and latest Due Date within the project will determine the Duration at the project level.
if the duration is a function of start and due date, how do i get the start and due date on a milestone to always match the start and due date of the project.
You would likely need to use workflow rules, but I can't think of a good scenario for doing this. Can you provide more information on why you want to setup the project this way?
here is the scenario: there is a milestone associated with the project called "client management". managing the client spans the length of the project, whatever length that may be. project lengths change all the time, but there is always one person assigned to managing the client.