This video covers taking generic resource assignments and moving them to specific named resources in Microsoft Project, thus providing an approach to skill-level allocations using real people within an organization that will accomplish the scheduled work.
- We've assigned all of our resources…both Budget at line zero…and Expense Resources at each and every task in the project.…We now want to analyze what it would look like…if we would resource substitute named resources…for the Expense Resources that we had previously allocated.…Since our management staff would really kind of like to see…who in our organization…and what that resource loading might look like.…We're going to go to our Cost column…and we'll insert a column to the left of that…called Baseline Cost.…
Since we want to be able to see the ovariance if it occurs.…We also want to click on the Work column…and insert another column called Cost Variance.…This will give us an idea…about what the difference between our baseline is…and our current cost after we save a baseline.…Before we make the changes in resource substitution,…we might want to save that baseline now.…We're going to go to the PROJECT ribbon…and select Set Baseline, Set Baseline.…You get an option on baselines to do 0 through 10,…or 11 in total.…
Note: This course was designed in collaboration with author Bonnie Biafore.
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- Setting up budget resource costs
- Setting up rate tables
- Creating budget resources
- Entering values for budget cost and work and expense resources
- Comparing costs to budget values
- Reviewing costs
- Managing and reducing project costs
- Adding actual costs