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Thomas Boyle

Stergios, This is a trick question, and you’ve left out a key piece of information. You’ve said that A can start at any time but needs 2 days of progress on B before it can “continue its evolution and be completed.” How much of its “evolution” depends on the information from B? In the simplest case, A can’t finish until 2 days after B starts. I.e. B>SF+2>A. This (two uninterruptible tasks with SF relationship) is a situation that virtually never happens in real life. I’d avoid it. Better follow Larry’s advice and break the tasks up. E.g. two alternatives:

1 Alt 1 8 days
2 SMS 1 0 days
3 Task A 8 days 4SF+2 days,2
4 Task B 7 days 2
5 Alt 2 8 days
6 SMS 2 0 days
7 Task A Execution 8 days 6
8 Task A Completion 0 days 7,9
9 Task B Phase 1 2 days 6
10 Task B Phase 2 5 days 9

Good luck, tom