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Microsoft® Project 2010 Project Management: Real World Skills for Certification and Beyond by Robert Happy

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Chapter 8. Assigning Resources and Costs

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Step 4 of the planning process: assigning resources and costs

  • Setting up a resource pool

  • Defining resources to use in a project plan

  • Assigning resources to tasks

  • Evaluating the impact of resource assignments on the schedule

  • Assigning costs and managing project budgets

Assigning Resources and Costs

Setting Up Your Resource Pool

A resource is any type of entity that you need to accomplish a task in your plan. A resource can be a person (named or generic), equipment, or material, and may include expense items such as travel. When you assign resources in Project, you think of the type of resource ...

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