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Microsoft® Office Project 2003 Inside Out by Teresa S. Stover

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Chapter 8. Planning Resource and Task Costs

Microsoft Office Project 2003 can help you plan, forecast, and track costs associated with the performance of the project. The bulk of your costs is likely to be generated by the resources assigned to tasks. There might also be costs directly associated with tasks.

The starting point is to enter unit resource costs and any fixed costs for tasks. As resources are assigned to tasks, Project 2003 calculates these unit costs to forecast the cost for each assignment, each resource, each task, and the project as a whole.

Use this cost estimate to develop your project's budget. ...

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