Equipment as resource in Microsoft Project for the Web


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.



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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