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Entering work resource names
information available in Project, you might be less effective in managing your project.
Setting up resource information in Project takes a little effort, but the time is well spent if
your project is primarily driven by time or cost constraints (and nearly all projects are driven
by one, if not both, of these factors).
PRACTICE FILES Before you can complete the exercises in this chapter, you need to copy
the book’s practice files to your computer. A complete list of practice files is provided in
“Download the practice files” at the beginning of this topic. For each exercise that has a
practice file, simply browse to where you saved the book’s practice file folder.
IMPORTANT If you are running Project Professional with Project Web App/Project Server, take
care not to save any of the practice files you work with in this topic to Project Web App (PWA). For
more information, see Appendix C, “Collaborating: Project, SharePoint, and PWA.”
Entering work resource names
Work resources are the people and equipment doing the work of the project. Project
focuses on two aspects of work resources: their availability and their costs. Availability
determines when specific resources can work on tasks and how much work those resources
can perform. Costs refer to the financial cost incurred by resources performing work on the
project.
Some examples of how you can enter work resource names are listed in this table:
Work Resource
Example
Individual people identified by name.
Jun Cao; Zac Woodall
Individual people identified by job title or function.
Publisher; Contract specialist
Groups of people who have common skills. (When assigning
such interchangeable resources to a task, you might not be
concerned about who the individual resource is as long as
they have the right skills.)
Copyeditors; Typesetters
Equipment.
Offset lithography press
 
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