This Microsoft Project tutorial covers building labor, materials, budget and expense resources, and additional resource attributes. This different resource types are needed to create a project schedule for the entire Managing Budget Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project course.
- Now that we have our project set up…we want to add additional information,…like resources, that will be used throughout the project.…So we're going to go to our View ribbon…and select the Resource Sheet.…On the Resource Sheet we're going to add some custom fields…to capture the resource types…and calculate the total cost for their budgets.…So we'll right click on the Type field…and insert a new column.…We'll add in a text column, like Text One,…and we're going to customize it by right clicking on it…and select Custom Fields.…
We'll Rename this custom field…into our Cost Type.…Now management would like to track…four different cost types for each of our resources,…meaning each resource would be…a member of one of these cost types.…So we'll press Okay…and we'll add in the various cost types…that they'd like to track,…so we'll create a lookup list,…so we'll do that by pressing the Lookup button…and adding the four types that they'd like to collect.…Labor, Hardware,…Software, and lastly, Training.…
Now in the bottom section of our lookup list…
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