Cost Rule Example

This section gives some examples of how cost rates are selected, using the example cost rule table in Table 2-2. Example cost rule table, where each row is a rule and each column except Rule # is a cost factor.

Table 2-2. Example cost rule table

Rule #

Resource

Region

Role

Effective Date(s)

Rate

1

     

Jan 09-...

USD $75

2

 

EMEA

 

Jan 09-...

EUR €80

3

 

EMEA

DBA

Jan 09-...

EUR €100

4

 

APAC

 

Jan 09-Jul 10

HKD $50

5

John Doe

   

Jan 09-...

USD $200

According to this table:

  • Most labor in EMEA in 2009 or later costs €80/hour.

  • DBA labor in EMEA in 2009 or later costs €100/hour.

  • All labor in APAC in 2009 and through July 2010 costs $50/hour (in Hong Kong dollars—HKD).

  • All labor performed by John Doe in 2009 or later costs $200/hour.

  • All labor in North America in 2009 or later costs $75/hour, unless it is performed by John Doe.

  • A task on a work plan with a resource assigned who has no role and no region costs $75/hour in 2009 or later.