Thanks for the thought. I’m trying to assemble some training on Resource Leveling which is one of the topics that creates the most confusion for our PM staff. Part of that training is showing schedule before/after leveling examples to illustrate how each option works. I’ve managed to create examples of just about everything except this. If I remove predecessors from all the test tasks, they all have the same start date. If I add dependencies, the dependencies take precedence. If I manually add a start date, that’s a constraint which takes precedence. I’m almost starting to think this is something left over from a much earlier version of Project since I can’t figure out anyway to demonstrate it.