Adding Work Resources to the Project

The following types of resources can accomplish work on your tasks:

Microsoft Project consolidates these resources into two resource types. Work resources consist of people and equipment, which use time as a measure of effort on a task. Material resources are consumable supplies, which use quantity as a measure of effort on a task.

For more information about material resources, see "Adding Material Resources to the Project," later in this chapter on page 186.

Add resources to your project simply by entering their names into your project plan. To automate the process, you can select resource names from your company's e-mail address book. If you have a resource list in a Microsoft Excel workbook, you can import it into your project plan. After your resources are in place, you can add information regarding their availability, costs, notes, and more.

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Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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