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Assigning material resources to tasks
Assigning material resources to tasks
In “Setting up material resources” earlier in this chapter, you created the material resource
named Bound galley proofs . Recall that material resources are used up or “consumed” as
a project progresses. Common examples for a construction project include lumber and
concrete.
When assigning a material resource, you can handle consumptions and cost in one of two
ways:
Assign a fixed-unit quantity of the material resource to the task. Project will multiply
the unit cost of this resource by the number of units assigned to determine the total
cost. (You’ll use this method in the following exercise.)
Assign a variable-rate quantity of the material resource to the task. Project will adjust
the quantity and cost of the resource as the task’s duration changes. This approach
is described more in “Variable consumption rates for material resources” later in the
section.
The scenario: At Lucerne Publishing, you are interested in tracking the use and cost of the
bound galley proofs of the new children’s book.
In this exercise, you assign a material resource to a task and enter a fixed-unit quantity of
consumption.
1
On the Task tab, in the View group, click Gantt Chart .
2
In the Task Name column, click the name of task 38, Final review .
You anticipate that you’ll need 20 bound galley proof copies for this review.
3
On the Task tab, in the Editing group, click Scroll to Task .
4
On the Resource tab, in the Assignments group, click Assign Resources .
The Assign Resources dialog box appears.
5
In the Assign Resources dialog box, select the Units field for the Bound galley proofs
resource.
6
Type or select 20 , and then click Assign .
Project assigns the material resource to the task and calculates the $300 cost of the
assignment ($15 per copy multiplied by 20 copies).
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