Chapter Six Review


Lesson Summary

Delaying Resource Start Time

To Delay Resource Start Date: Select the task with the resource you want to delay, and then select View Assignment Information button on the Standard toolbar. Enter the new start date in the Start box and click OK when you're finished.

Applying Predefined Resource Contours

To Apply a Contour: Select the resource you want to contour and click the Assignment Information button on the Standard toolbar. Click the Work contour list arrow and select a predefined contour from the list. Click OK when you're finished.

Specifying Resource Availability Dates

To Enter Resource Availability: Select the resource and click the Resource Information button on the Standard toolbar. Enter the Available To and Available From dates in the Resource Availability table, enter the resource availability in the Units field, and then click OK.

Grouping Resources

To Group Resources: Click the Group field of the resource and enter the group name.

To View Resource Groups: Select Project Assigning a Resource Calendar

To Assign a Calendar to a Resource: Select the task and click the Resource Information button on the Standard toolbar. Click the Working time tab, click the Base Calendar list arrow, and select a calendar from the list. Click OK when you're finished.

Quiz

  1. Why would you want to delay a resource's start date? (Select all that apply.)

    1. To ensure that all resources aren't working on a task at the same time.

    2. To cut back on the duration of the task.

    3. In case one resource has to wait until another resource has started.

    4. Because you don't like them.

  2. A predefined contour changes how work is distributed over time. (True or False?)

  3. You can't refine a resource's availability once it has been entered. (True or False?)

  4. You can view resource groups for a project by selecting...

    1. View Resource Groups

    2. Group by: Resource Group

    3. View Resource Group

    4. Project Grouping

    1. Start Microsoft Project 2003.

    2. Navigate to your practice files and open the Homework 6 project.

    3. Assign a Front Loaded contour to the "Build a chain of stands" task.

    4. Your little sister is going to Girl Scout camp, so give "The Worm (little sister)" resource 50% availability from 3/24/02 to 3/31/02. (Hint: Switch to Resource Sheet view.)

    5. Enter "Top employee" in the Group field for the "Snoogie" resource.

    6. View the resources by Resource Group.

    7. Close Homework 6 without saving changes.

    Quiz Answers

    1. A and C. Delaying a resource's start date extends the duration of the task; it doesn't cut it back.

    2. True. Select from a list of predefined contours in order to change how work is distributed for a task.

    3. False. You absolutely can refine a resource's availability for specific time periods.

    4. B. View resource groups for a project by selecting Project Group by: Resource Group from the menu.



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