Although it is possible to assign resources to summary tasks in Microsoft Project, it’s a bad idea. Assign resources to detail tasks only, otherwise you are duplicating the work that is calculated. In Project 2013, there’s even a built-in filter to help you make sure your schedules do include resources assigned to summary tasks. To use it:

  1. Go to the View Ribbon.
  2. Click on the drop down arrow next to Filter.
  3. At the bottom of the list, select More Filters.
  4. When you see the full list of default filters, scroll down and apply the Summary Tasks with Resources Assigned filter.

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