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Microsoft® Office Project 2007 Inside Out by Teresa S. Stover

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Assigning Cost Resources to Tasks

When you assign a cost resource to a task, you are associating a cost item that must be incurred to complete that task. Entering costs for work resources, such as an hourly rate for a human resource or a cost per use for an equipment resource, certainly helps you track some of the biggest project costs you’re likely to encounter. Cost resources, a new feature in Microsoft Office Project 2007, help you track those other nonlabor costs that are nonetheless significant. Examples of cost resources might be travel costs or facility rentals associated with the fulfillment of a task.

Unlike work or material resources, you do not enter a cost amount in the Resource Sheet or Resource Information dialog box. You only create ...

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