Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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John worked three hours,
Maisie worked ten
If you want to get to the blow-by-blow level of tracking, you need to record
exactly how many hours each resource put in on your tasks. This can be
about as much fun as typing the New York City phone book into a database,
but it has some benefits. After you track actual hours, you can get tallies of
total hours put in by each resource in your project by day, week, or month. If
you have to bill clients based on resource hours (for example, if you’re a
lawyer), you have a clear record to refer to. If you’re tracking a budget in
detail, resource hours multiplied by their individual rates will tally an
accurate accounting of costs as finely as day by day.
If you don’t enter specific hours, Project just averages the work done on the
task according to the total duration. For many people, that’s fine; for others,
more detail is better. If you’re in the detail camp, specify actual resource
hours as a total by task or day-by-day through the life of each task.
To enter resource hours, follow these steps:
1. Display Resource Usage view, which is shown in Figure 13-6.
2. In the Resource Name column, scroll down to locate the resource you
want to track.
Figure 13-6:
Track
resource
activity day
by day in
this view.
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