I have een searching for a while about the use and meaning of the color code on parent tasks in the Gantt chart.
When the time range of the parent task does not encompass all sub-tasks, the parent task bar is extended in a lighter color for that time range while the start/finish datesin the table view of the parent task are still kept to the darker colored time segment.
Please find below example screenshot:
Is this just meant as a visual guide to let you know, that the parent task is not covering the entire time it takes for all subtasks?
Why are parent tasks not just automatically adapted to early start date - latest finished date of all sub-tasks?
Thanks for your input!