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Resources and Completed Tasks RRS feed

  • Question

  • Trying to use MS Project to manage resources.

    If a task is marked as complete, and there are still resources attached, is it still using the resources?

    Do I need to remove the resources from the task if the task is complete??

    Thanks

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:50 PM

Answers

  • JenKo,

    You do not need to remove the resources after the task is marked complete, and you shouldn't.

    if you have a task, such as "lay 10000 bricks" and the duration is 10 days and the resources are Bob the Bricklayer (work type) with a std rate $50/hour and 10000 bricks (material type), then the scheduled/planned work is 80 hours,  and the cost is $14000 ($4000 for Bob and $10000 for bricks). 

    All of this is your estimate.

    When the task is marked complete on some status date after 10 days, all of this becomes your actuals. The task now has an actual start, actual duration, actual finish, actual work and actual cost, and Bob has actual work and an actual cost, and the bricks also have an actual cost.

    All of this can be seen in the tracking table.

    Any help?

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:01 PM

All replies

  • JenKo,

    You do not need to remove the resources after the task is marked complete, and you shouldn't.

    if you have a task, such as "lay 10000 bricks" and the duration is 10 days and the resources are Bob the Bricklayer (work type) with a std rate $50/hour and 10000 bricks (material type), then the scheduled/planned work is 80 hours,  and the cost is $14000 ($4000 for Bob and $10000 for bricks). 

    All of this is your estimate.

    When the task is marked complete on some status date after 10 days, all of this becomes your actuals. The task now has an actual start, actual duration, actual finish, actual work and actual cost, and Bob has actual work and an actual cost, and the bricks also have an actual cost.

    All of this can be seen in the tracking table.

    Any help?

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:01 PM
  • Yes, thank you!
    Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:50 AM