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1. What is the difference between a resource and a resource assignment?
A resource and assignment are the same thing.
A resource is any person or thing in the resource sheet. A resource assignment is any resource you add to a task.
A resource is only a named person. The resource assignment is a generic resource.
2. When you assign a resource to a task, how do you estimate the amount of time the person will actually work?
In the Gantt chart view, insert the Work column and type the number of hours.
Go to the View tab and click the Details checkbox. Add the resources in the task form and then estimate the hours.
You do not have to do this because Microsoft Project’s scheduling engine will estimate the hours for you.
3. Is it okay to assign a resource to a milestone task?
You should always assign resources to milestones.
If you feel it to be necessary.
A milestone assumes the work is complete and is typically zero days in duration, so you should not assign resources to a milestone.
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