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Examining task costs
On the View tab, in the Data group, click Outline and then click All Subtasks .
Project expands the task list to show all subtasks.
On the View tab, in the Data group, click the down arrow next to the Filter box and
then click More Filters .
In the More Filters dialog box, click Cost Overbudget and then click Apply .
Project filters the task list to show only tasks that had actual and scheduled costs
greater than their baseline costs. Scanning the task list, you can see that tasks 31 and
32 both incurred substantial variance.
6 On the View tab, in the Data group, click the arrow next to the Filter button and
then click Clear Filter .
Project removes the filter.
What caused the task cost variance in the new book project? Because this project’s costs
are almost entirely derived from work performed by resources, you can conclude that more
work than was originally scheduled has been required to complete the tasks to date.
As we noted earlier, task and resource costs are closely related; in most cases, task costs are
mostly or fully derived from the costs of resources assigned to tasks. Examining resource
costs is the subject of the next exercise.
Here are some additional tips and suggestions for working with cost data:
▪ To see tasks that are over budget, you can use the Task Cost Overview report. To view
this report, on the Report tab, in the View Reports group, click Costs and then click
Task Cost Overview.