Quick question that I hope is fairly easy to answer and it's something simple I have over looked.
I have a project marked as a Template. The Project start date is 9/14/17 and the Project End date is 1/2/20. The template project has one role on the Team Member page. The template also has 5 tasks in the WBS. The first two tasks have a start date of 9/14/17 and an end date of 9/15/17. The other 3 tasks have a start date of 1/1/20 and an end date of 1/2/20.
When I create a new project from this template, it creates the 5 tasks. The first two tasks have a start date of 12/14/17 and an end date of 12/15/17. The last 3 tasks are created with a start date of 4/1/20 and an end date of 4/2/20. I would have thought that all 5 tasks would have a start date of 12/14/17 and an end date of 12/15/17. Or they would have the same start and end dates as the tasks on the template. I can't figure out why the last 3 tasks are being created with start dates of 4/1/20.
I am assuming that you tried this on 14-Dec-2017, based on the Start Date you have provided above.
Looks like you have a difference of 2 years 2 months and 15/16 days between the first two tasks and the last three.
So, it appears that when the Project was created on 14-Dec-2017, that shift of 2 years 2 months and 15 days got translated into the last three tasks.
Easy way to verify would be to:
1. Create a Project with a Start Date as 1-Jan-2017
2. The expectation would be that the last three tasks have a Start Date of 15 or 16-April-2020.