I will explain how can you Enter Multiple Pay Rates for a Resource in MS PROJECT 2010
Suppose that you have a Resource with name Mary. Mary is working on your project as a Project Manager, and as Consultant. She has 300$ / day as a Project Manager and 200$ / day as a consultant.
First I will add two tasks and I will link them:
Now I will add Mary as Resource:
I have left Standard Rate 0.
Now I will add two pay rates for Mary. First I will add 300$ per day for Project Manager:
I will explain terms like: Overtime rate, Per Use cost and Cost Accrual in one of my next blog. For now on leave it as it is.
Now I will add 200$ per day for Consultant:
Now, I will assign Mary to the TASK 1:
and the TASK 2:
You can see that TASK 1 has cost $7.200, and TASK 2 $12.000Why? Well, TABLE A (with $300 / day) is DEFAULT. TASK 1 has 3 days duration. 3 DAYS X 8 hours / day = 24 hours. 24 hours X $300/day (DEFAULT) = $7.200. TASK 2 has 5 days duration. 5 DAYS X 8 hours / day = 40 hours. 40 hours X $300/day (DEFAULT) = $12.000.
OK. No I will apply different cost Rates to Assignments:
For The TASK 1 I will use Mary as a Project Manager with 300$ / day, and because that is default pay rate I have nothing to do. For the TASK 2 I will use Mary as a Consultant with $200 / day.
I will switch to Resource Usage View:
Now I will choose the Cost Table:
and I will get:
You can see that TASK 2 has cost = $12.000 which is wrong. I will now change the Cost for the Task 2:
and I will get:
You can see that TASK 2 has cost = $8.000. 40 hours (for TASK 2) X $200 / day = $8.000. So now, everything is OK.
In my next blog I will set up pay rates for a resource to apply at different times.