Microsoft Project Training Webinar Series

In this segment of our Microsoft Project Training webinar series Amanda Kuhlman instructs users on the Resource Planning with Microsoft Project, which will demonstrate to users the Resource Pool, building the project team and assigning resources to tasks.

Resource Planning

Resource Types

Discussed and demonstrated will be the various resource types supported in Microsoft Project, including Work Resources, Material Resources and Cost Resources.  The process by which these resources are created is covered as well.

Max Units in Resource Planning

Max Units will be highlighted, and it’s importance in helping define how much of a resources capacity may be reserved for project work, and how much for operational activities.

Resource Pay Rates in Resource Planning

Microsoft Project provides several options for pay rates with Work resources.  We have a Standard Rate, Overtime Rate, Cost per use rate, and finally we have rate tables.  The rate tables allow different rates to be used for resources at either different times in a single project, or different projects.

Adjusting Resource Time

Adjusting a resources working time is also an item of importance.  This is handles via resource calendars.  Resource Calendars may be created for your full-time resources, part-time resources, and resources that may have other unique working arrangements or be located in a different country.
This webinar covers quite a bit of ground and is surely to be valuable to those looking to improve their resource management techniques with Microsoft Project.

Related Links

Microsoft Project Training: Lesson 01 – Getting Started, Topic 03 – Using Reports
Microsoft Project Training: Lesson 01 – Getting Started, Topic 02 – Working With Views
Microsoft Project Training: Lesson 01 – Getting Started, Topic 01 – Explore Project Interface
Microsoft Project Training Webinar Series – Module 05: Assignment Planning with Microsoft Project
Microsoft Project Training Webinar Series – Module 03a: Task Planning with Microsoft Project Part 1
Microsoft Project Training Webinar Series – Module 03b: Task Planning Part 2
Microsoft Project Webinar Series – Modules 01 & 02: Getting Started with MS Project and Project Definition