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What Is the Handoff Date?

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The Handoff Date is the date a task becomes available for work. Handoff Dates do not exist for issues and projects. 

The Handoff Date is calculated only if the project status equates to the following statuses:

  • On Hold.
  • Current.
  • Complete.
  • Dead.

Rules For Calculating the Handoff Date

  • If the task has an incomplete predecessor: The Handoff Date for the task is null.
  • If the task has a complete predecessor: The Handoff Date is the same as the Actual Completion Date of the task predecessor.
  • If the task has no predecessor and:
    • The Planned Start Date is in the past: The Handoff Date is the same as the Planned Start Date of the project.
    • The Planned Start Date is in the future (any date after the current date): The Handoff Date is the same as the Planned Start Date of the project.

If the task has a strict constraint (Must Start On, Must Finish On, Start No Earlier Than, Start No Later Than, or Fixed Date): The Handoff Date is always the same as the date set by the constraint, regardless of any other condition.

 

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