Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Figure 7-4:
These four
tabs can
hold a
wealth of
about any
6. Continue to enter any information you want to include for the resource.
That information might include an e-mail address, the group (a
department, division, or workgroup, for example), Material Label (for example,
pounds for food coloring or tons for steel), Booking Type (Proposed or
Committed), or Code (such as a cost center code).
If you enter information in the Group box, you can then use filters, sort
features, and the Group feature to look at sets of resources. See Chapter
10 for more about filtering and working with groups.
7. Click OK to save the new resource.
If you use Project Server (a feature of Project Professional used along with
SharePoint for online collaboration, covered in Chapter 18), you can choose
the Microsoft Project Server option in the Workgroup box. You can also use
the Windows Account option in the Resource Information dialog box to
specify how you’ll communicate with the team.
Identifying resources before
you know their names
In the planning stages of a project, you’ll often find that all your resources
aren’t assembled. Sometimes even well into the project, you don’t know what
resource you’ll be using; you know only that you need a resource with a
certain skill set to complete upcoming tasks. In that case, you might be better off
creating some resources as generic resources.
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