When it comes to work resources what we’re really taking about are the people and the equipment doing the work of the project. Project from there focuses on two primary aspects of the work resources, Availability and Cost. Availability refers to when someone can work on a task as well as how many hours of work can be performed. Availability takes into consideration a resources Capacity to perform work, which is based on the working time specified in a resouce’s calendar, as well as any other assigned work. Cost refers to the financial cost incurred by a resource performing work on the project. The Cost is determined by a resources rate times the number of work hours.

This topic will cover various aspects of work resources including naming conventions, Generic resources as placeholders, entering resource names, and more.