This topic covers the modification of a higher priced resource to a lower cost resource, to reduce costs on a project, since the budget is the most important aspect of this Microsoft Project example.
- Sometimes you are not able to completely reduce the scope…of effort associated with tasks.…Sometimes in a project you might need to change resources…from a lower priced resource, like Steve here,…from a current resource which…is a little bit more expensive.…Now since we want to replace Danny…with Steve for a lower cost…and then adjust the hours, perhaps,…based on the lower cost resource,…we're going to return to the Gantt chart view.…We'll select all our tasks again…and return to our resource ribbon…assign resource dialogue box.…
Since we want to apply our engineering filter again…we're going to turn to our group option…in the filter area and type in engineering.…We'll now select Danny and press replace…and put Steve on that particular task.…And press okay.…Now this, again, will replace Danny…on all tasks that we've selected.…We'll press close and we'll return to our view option…in our resource usage custom view.…
So we've replaced Danny with Steve.…As you can see, it's adjusted the cost down…based on the reduced cost of that particular resource…
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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