Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding resources, part of Microsoft Project 2010 Essential Training.
- Projects need resources, like people and equipment.…Resource availability and cost affect when tasks occur…and how much they cost.…You also might spend money on things like materials,…travel or training.…Project has different Resource types…to represent these different Resource categories.…The best place to see Resources is on the Resource Sheet.…Click the View tab, and then choose Resource Sheet.…The first type of resource is a Work resource.…
Those are resources that you assign by time,…like people and equipment.…How much time they have available and their work schedules…all factor into scheduling tasks in your project.…These Resources have cost, and it's cost per time unit.…So when you assign the Resources,…that's how Project calculates your labor costs…and your equipment costs.…You'll see how these fields work in other movies…on creating Resources.…The second type of Resource is a Material resource.…
These you assign by quantity, not time.…Think about it this way:…you're consuming these Materials in the course…
- Setting up projects and calendars
- Creating tasks and milestones
- Linking and timing tasks
- Setting up and assigning resources
- Understanding duration, work, and units
- Filtering and grouping items with views
- Adding tasks to a baseline
- Updating progress and costs
- Viewing project status
- Running reports
- Importing and exporting projects
Skill Level Beginner
1. Working with Project
2. Setting Up Project Files
3. Creating Tasks
4. Linking and Timing tasks
5. Creating Resources
6. Assigning Tasks to Resources
7. Working with Views
8. Fine-Tuning the Project Schedule
9. Tracking and Managing a Project
10. Viewing and Reporting Project Information
11. Sharing Projects
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