in Microsoft Project for the Web we can have human Resources (e.g. people). But what about other Resources. Let’s say that we need Concrete Mixer, when we are building foundations.
I will now create a Simple Project:
I will add few Tasks:
OK, now I need Concrete Mixer. To define it I should go to Dynamics:
and then to Project:
I will choose Resources:
and I will add new one:
Now I will add my Concrete Mixer as Equipment Resource Type:
and, here it is:
Now, back to my Project:
As you can see, I can assign it to a Task.
Now if I look at the Task details, I will get:
As you can see, effort is 24 hours (e.g. 3 days * 8 hours / day = 24 hours). So, Resources with type = Equipment are work resources, like any other human resource. If you are familiar with Project Desktop, or Project Online, than you know there is a Material Resource type (like Bricks, licenses, etc., for example). For now, this Resource type doesn’t exist in Microsoft Project for the Web. But I am sure, that it will be available, as this product grows.