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Checking the plan’s duration, cost, and work
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In the Assign Resources dialog box, select the Cost field for the Travel cost resource,
type 800 , and then click Assign .
Project assigns the cost resource to the task.
4
To see both assigned resources, scroll up the Resource list in the Assign Resources
dialog box.
You can see the cost incurred by this assignment in the Cost column of the Assign
Resources dialog box. The travel cost value will remain the same regardless of any
changes made to the scheduling of the task, such as work resources being assigned
or unassigned, or the task’s duration changing.
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In the Assign Resources dialog box, click Close.
Note the task has the same duration of one day and Toni Poe has the same units and
work values as before. Assigning the cost resource affected only the cost incurred by
this task.
Checking the plan’s duration, cost, and work
After you create a task list and assign resources to tasks, your plan contains a large number
of details. Some of these details will be critical to the success of your plan, but they might
not be visible in the view you have displayed. This section illustrates several ways of seeing a
plan’s key indicators.
There are many ways you can see key indicators of a plan in Project, which you’ll explore
next. These indicators can help answer such questions as the following:
Who is assigned to do what work in the plan?
How long will it take to complete the project?
How much will it cost?
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