Ladder scheduling is where series of tasks may take place in parallel with a short delay their start dates. This situation occurs in linear operations such as pipelaying, tunnel and railway construction.

Ladder scheduling is normally achieved in products like P6 and Powerproject by linking two tasks with both a Start-to-Start plus a Lag and a Finish-to-Finish plus a Lag relationship.

Microsoft Project only allows one relationship between two tasks making Ladder Scheduling difficult, but there is a technique that allows Ladder Scheduling with Microsoft Project.  This article is an extract from the book Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013, 2016 & 2019 by Paul E Harris and explains how Ladder Scheduling may be achieved with Microsoft Project, click here>>>> to read the article.

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