The Early Start date is defined as the earliest calculated date on which an activity can begin. It is dependent on when all predecessor activities finish. Most PM software calculates early dates with a forward pass from the beginning of the project to the end.

(see also Late Start)

(Wideman Comparative Glossary of Common Project Management Terms v2)

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