Cost Accrual Customization RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All, I was wondering if Microsoft Project has the capability to customize the cost accruals over time for each resource/task.  I currently see three ways to accrue the cost associated with each resource:  Start, Prorated, and End.  However, costs are rarely accrued this way.  I was hoping there would be ways to customize the curves such that the project manager could "front-end load" or "back-end load", etc. the cost accruals for a particular task.
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 8:37 PM

All replies

  • Leave the accrual as Prorata.

    In the Task Usage View you can double-click any resource name and then edit work contour to front end or back end load the work and hence cost for the task. Note however, based on task type (EG fixed work etc) the work or duration changes.

    Rod Gill
    Author of the one and only Project VBA Book

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 9:08 PM
  • JClouatre1,

    In addition to Rod's suggestion, in either Usage view (Task or Resource), you can add the Work Contour field. That will allow you to select from a pre-defined set of work contours for each assignment row.


    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:49 PM