After you identify the resources you need, it’s time to set them up in your schedule. How you define resources depends on the scheduling program you use. Learn to define resources for every resource needed to complete the project.
- [Instructor] After you identify the resources you need…it's time to set them up in your schedule.…How you define resources depends…on the scheduling program you use.…Labor resources are work resources.…That is, you track them by the time…they devote to your project.…You specify work resources availability…such as full time or half time.…Resource calendars are great for defining…when work resources are available.…
To calculate project costs…you will also specify work resources, cost per hour,…or other time unit.…You might include an overtime rate, too.…What about equipment and facilities you assign by time.…Maybe a crane costs $500 per day…or extra office space you'll need…for the duration of the project costs $5000 per month.…Go ahead and set these up as work resources, too.…That way you can create calendars to specify…when they're available and also calculate cost…by how long you need them.…
Material resources are tracked by quantity, not time.…For example, computers that you purchase for a project…or manufacturing equipment that gets turned over…
Note: This course aligns with best practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute®.
- Developing a schedule management plan
- Identifying project activities
- Adding milestones
- Organizing work
- Estimating duration and work
- Handling lag in dependencies
- Defining resources
- Assigning resources to activities
- Working with part-time and remote workers
- Fine-tuning assignments
- Optimizing schedules
- Managing and changing schedules
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Organizing Activities
3. Sequencing Activities
4. Assigning Resources to Tasks
5. Fine-Tuning Assignments
6. Optimizing Schedules
Baseline the schedule2m 12s
7. Managing Schedules
Next steps2m 33s
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