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    Budgeting (2003)

    I am newish to Project and cannot find a particular feature that must be somewhere.
    After creating a project , and tasks with sub tasks I want to apply a monthly budget to the task. That is to say there may be an element of a task that will take 2 months to complete and I want to budget $2 000 as $500 in month 1 and $1500 in month 2.

    Is there a way to do this or am I just looking at it wrong?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Budgeting (2003)

    Lawrence,

    There are 3 values that you can set in the Resource views (e.g., Resource Sheet, etc...) for the "Accrue At" field - Start, Prorated, or Finish. The default is to Prorated. Try looking to see if you are using the default, and if so, change it to accrue at one of the other 2 values. Or, you could potentially accomplish what you want by breaking single tasks into multiple tasks to accomodate however many different accruals are necessary within the original task.
    Don Liebman
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    Re: Budgeting (2003)

    You might try breaking the tasks up and assigning a fixed cost to the tasks. This might be easier than trying to manipulate the accrual methods. By default project calculates costs for tasks by using:
    The scheduled cost for that portion of resource assignments that have been completed, and any fixed cost that is defined for the task using the formula Actual Cost = (Actual Work * Standard Rate) + (Actual Overtime Hours * Overtime Rate) + Resource Per Use Costs + Task Fixed Cost

    Using a Prorated Acrual method for assigned resources and any fixed costs would work if those numbers worked out to be a total of $2000.

    Carla

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