Resource Project Plans

These questions are based on 70-632: TS – Microsoft Office Project 2007, Configuring
Microsoft Self Test Software Practice Test


Objective: Resource project plans.
Sub-objective: Predict durations and work calculations.


Single answer, multiple-choice


As per your project plan, a resource is scheduled to work on a task for 20 hours. However, the resource reports 30 hours of actual work. You have 10 hours of overtime work reported for the resource. You want to calculate the cost for the overtime, using minimum administrative effort and while making minimum modifications to the project file. What should you do?



  1. Manually calculate the overtime.
  2. Insert the Overtime work field to calculate the overtime.
  3. Extend the total work duration to 30 hours.
  4. Separate the overtime as a new task, and then assign a new cost to the overtime task.

Answer:
B. Insert the Overtime work field to calculate the overtime.


Tutorial:
You should insert the Overtime work field to calculate the overtime in this scenario. By default, Microsoft Project 2007 does not consider an extra number of hours to be overtime. The total work is considered as the actual work, and cost is calculated on this basis. To calculate the overtime work, you must insert the Overtime work field and then select the resource for which you want to assign the overtime work.


You should not manually calculate the overtime, which would involve much more administrative effort than necessary. Microsoft Project 2007 has a provision to calculate overtime using the Overtime work field.


You should not extend the total work duration to 30 hours. If you do so, the total cost will be calculated on the basis of 30 hours at regular pay, and overtime will not be calculated in this case.


You should not separate the overtime as a new task and then assign a new cost to the overtime task. This requires more administrative effort and modifications to the project file than is necessary.


Reference:
Microsoft Office Project > Products > Project > Project 2007 Help and How-to > Managing Costs > Calculate overtime costs

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