I skip a couple of video tutorials on Microsoft's Project 2010 , and come across a little problem because they all specify the project cost as an essential part that is excel-computed into a single file before sending to someone sitting up...above. I wonder how the software project cost is calculated, is that the amount to buy some devices to serve in the project or the sum of salaries paid to the project members ? I have not worked with any software projects that need to buy anything else and I am now confused... As a developer, I only see people out there coming over and asking me to do this, do that and I am sure the guys also know nothing Microsoft Project 2010... So I think all work is done by observing and repeating. That is like I am now watching how my PMers do/ask me what to do, so later if I am promoted or land on another position in another company I might do something similar as a project manager, for example. I would love to learn more about this if anyone cares to offer me advice, any sort of instructions, I truly appreciate.