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Project 2010 - Limit a resources cost to 8hrs? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello everyone.

    Has anyone come up with a way to cap a resource's cost at (for example) 8hrs?  I have a client who would like to have resources report their work hours to a project schedule task, even if it’s larger than their daily hourly capacity, but then neither incur an overtime rate or their standard rate after 8hrs.  They just want to know how much the resource cost, up to 8hrs, then report any additional (non-billable) hours over 8hrs.

    Your help is always appreciated.

    Chris


    Chris Addis - MCTS T. Rowe Price
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 7:28 AM

Answers

  • Chris --

    To make this happen, you would need to use two techniques:

    1.  Set the Overtime Rate to $0 for every resource.
    2.  For any task that required more than 8 hours of work in a day, enter anything above 8 hours as Actual Overtime Work.

    If you are using Project Server 2010, team members can add the Overtime line to their Timesheet page or their Tasks page and report the overtime work. And if you are using Project Server 2010 and are using the Timesheet capabilities of the system, another approach you might consider is setting the "Maximum Hours Per Day" setting to 8 hours on the Timesheet Settings and Defaults page.

    Just a couple of thoughts.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 12:19 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Chris --

    To make this happen, you would need to use two techniques:

    1.  Set the Overtime Rate to $0 for every resource.
    2.  For any task that required more than 8 hours of work in a day, enter anything above 8 hours as Actual Overtime Work.

    If you are using Project Server 2010, team members can add the Overtime line to their Timesheet page or their Tasks page and report the overtime work. And if you are using Project Server 2010 and are using the Timesheet capabilities of the system, another approach you might consider is setting the "Maximum Hours Per Day" setting to 8 hours on the Timesheet Settings and Defaults page.

    Just a couple of thoughts.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 12:19 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello Dale.

    Thank you very much. It was right there in front of me all the time. I appreciate your response as always. I'll use the Overtime row in their Project Server 2010 Timesheet, and I'll be sure to set their overtime rate to $0 for resources not needed over 8hrs.

     

    Many Thanks Dale.

    Chris


    Chris Addis - MCTS T. Rowe Price
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 5:12 PM
  • Chris --

    The beauty of my job is that sometimes I get paid to point out the obvious! :)  You are more than welcome for the help, my friend.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 11:59 PM
    Moderator