Ms project summary task not updating
Depending on how cost is accrued (Prorated, Start, End), the updates will be done accordingly.
The drawback to this method is that you can’t easily track individual task costs when you have multiple tasks, with cost resources assigned, under a summary task.
Assigning cost resources to a task and tracking them is quite tricky in Microsoft Project.
If you add a Work resource and a Cost resource to the same task, updating the percent completes only updates the cost of the Work resource. I have here a ‘task, assigned to Tom Henry (Work resource) and Room 1 (Cost resource).
If you are following along in Project, revert back to the beginning where the ‘Training’ task has the Work resource and the Cost Resource assigned without any value.
Now in the ‘Resources’ tab, enter the cost for the resource, Room 1.Right click anywhere in the time-phased section and click on ‘Actual Cost’ which will appear as a new row and enter the cost in the appropriate cell.Room 1 is a Cost type resource and Microsoft Project does not provide any editable cells for these types of resources.To enter the cost, under the ‘View’ ribbon and in the ‘Task Views’ section, click on the Gantt Chart view.
In the ‘View’ ribbon and in ‘Resource Views’ section, click on ‘Resource sheet’.Tom Henry is a Work type resource with a rate of /hr.