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    Is there any best practice/recommendation when it comes to setting up a task as a buffer? Both with or without resources assigned.

    Br Kennet

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    Is there any reason it has to be a task? Have you considered using a dependency Lag? For ex: Task A has a successor of Task B with a 5 day lag. As such, Task B will start 5 days after Task A finishes.

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    Larry Christofaro
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    Kennet, Daryl is correct to define a reason to make it a task rather than a dependency, but it’s a good question. Experts will lean towards a lag but it’s also a personal choice. Let me give you a couple of examples I might use. If the dependency is a set dry time for concrete then I would lean to using a lag. If it is more like a purchase delivery timeline that still has to be managed I might use a task. Anything in the middle, to me, is a personal choice. Hope that helps…

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