Assigning resources and finalizing costs associated to your project.Assigning Resources Add all of your resources to the Resource Sheet; if the Max Units is other than 100%, be sure to enter it; add comments to at least 3 resources – you could describe their expertise, suggest a backup person, etc.
Assign a standard rate for each resource; overtime rate is optional
Assign resources to all tasks which require resources; note that resources are NOT added to summary tasks and usually not to milestones
When you assign resources, make sure that the task durations do not change, unless you want them to
Review your resource allocation and make changes as needed to ensure that your resources are not over allocated – at least not unreasonably for your project
For any resource that is over allocated, it must be because you feel this is reasonable; add a comment to the resource explaining why it is OK for them to work extra hours on the project
Once you are satisfied with your scheduling, resource and cost estimates; set the baseline for your entire project
Setting Baseline After you have implemented the feedback from last week and assigned resources, you are ready to set your baseline.