The earliest calculated date on which an activity can end. It is based on the activity’s Early Start which depends on the finish of predecessor activities and the activity’s duration. (See Early Start). Most PM software calculates early dates with a forward pass from the beginning of the project to the end.

(see also Late Finish)

(Wideman Comparative Glossary of Common Project Management Terms v2.1)

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