How to spread fixed costs over an entire project in MS Project 2010?

Posted on 2011-10-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
In prior versions of MS Project, one could easily spread a fixed cost such as overhead across an entire project by assigning the cost as a resource to the project summary task. In version 2010, that is no longer possible. After doing some research, I attempted to set up my overhead expense as a budget cost: I checked the budget box on the resource information box and created a budget cost column on the resource usage sheet, but was unable to enter a corresponding dollar amount on the sheet.

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, and would certainly appreciate some assistance!

Thank you.
Question by:tsynnott
    1 Comment

    Accepted Solution

    I solved my own problem by creating a fixed cost column in the Gantt chart view, then manually adding the fixed cost expense in the Project Summary row.

    Featured Post

    6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

    All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

    Join & Write a Comment

    At the office, we’ve started to get serious about organizing what we’re doing. I mean, it was getting to the point where every time I received a phone call, it began with “I know you’re really busy, but…” My boss was taking tasks away from me left a…
    Online collaboration is quickly becoming embedded in the workplace, and its benefits are tangible. See what the current landscape looks like and what the future holds for collaboration tools and the future of work.
    Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate ( First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
    Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

    754 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    20 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now