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What is a floating task?

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What are floating tasks? Does a floating task have anything to do with float (such as being preceded or succeeded by a float)? How can the project manager create a floating task in his project schedule, and why does he want to do it (in other words, what are the advantages of having such tasks in the project schedule)?
asked 10 years ago by anonymous

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A floating task is a task that, if executed before its start date or finished after its due date, will not affect the project schedule.

A floating task is a non-critical task.

The advantages of having such tasks is that you will have some flexibility in your project schedule: what if you want a resource to work on a critical task when another one of his tasks is due to start? If the other task is non-floating, then you cannot do this, if the task is floating, then you can assign your resource to the critical task, and then he can go back to working on the floating task after he finishes his critical task.
answered 10 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)

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