Cost Loading Protocols
For most of our projects, we are not interested in dealing with resources that are specific people, but instead, just assigning a cost and total man hours to an activity (IE no units or specific people, just cost and hours). I know I am able to add an expense to an activity to get the cost associated, however, we like the flexibility of the resource to manually assign more per month in the assignments window.
My question is- how are other people assigning costs for projects where the specifics of who is doing the work and the units are not important, simply that we can have a cash and hour projection.
The best way I have found to date is to have a cost resource for each job as well as a manhour resource for each job. I put the cost at $1/unit and the man hours at $0/hr so that I am able to generate each curve. Any thoughts on this subject?