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Hour 9. Defining Resources and Costs > Creating the Resource Pool

Creating the Resource Pool

As you can guess from this overview, several fields in Microsoft Project define resources and costs. How many of them you use depends on what you want Project to do for you when you assign resources to tasks.

  • If you just want to associate people's names with tasks to assign responsibility, you have to at least enter the resource names in the resource pool and assign them to individual tasks.

  • If you want Project to schedule work around the availability of the resources, you have to also define the maximum units available and the working times for the resources.

  • If you want Project to assign the cost of the resources to the tasks they work on, and thereby calculate the cost of each task and the cost of the project, then you have to define cost rates for the resources.


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