How to assign 0$ costs for some Task with the same Resource in MS PROJECT 2013?



one of my Blog readers has a problem:

“Good morning, Sir.

I have a slight problem with my project. For some tasks the cost of one resource for tasks is 0$. We have the resource standard rate is 75$/hr for that resource in Resource Center section.
When I tried to create new sample task such as “paint the wall “with the same resource, we assign 1 day of work, and the cost is show up for 600$.

So what is the reason for the missing cost-tasks? and How can we fix it?”

There is a easy way to do it!

First I will make two Tasks for my Project:


I will create one Resource:


Now I will assign Resource to Task 1, and Task 2.


Let’s look at the Cost Table:




But for the Task 2, I want $0 of costs. Piece of cake!

First I will apply Resource Usage View:


and I will get:


Now I will apply Table B (with $0 rate) for the Task 2:


and, back to the Cost Table:


As you can see, Task 2 has Total Cost=$0.



About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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