one of my Blog readers had a problem! He made a Project with Resource, and Subprojects with same resources, and then those Resources were duplicated. I will use MS PROJECT 2013, but it works in MS PROJECT 2010 in the same way. Let me show an example.
Firs I will open Main Project:
and I will add two resources in it:
Now I will open new Subproject and I will do the same:
I will save my Subproject:
Now I will add Subproject in my main Project:
and I will get:
Now, I will show you a Resource Sheet:
John and Mary are duplicated, and that is not a Bug. Main Project and Subproject(s) are not sharing the same Resources if you will work with them as on example above.
But, if you want to share Resource among Main Project, and Subprojects you should create the Resource pool!
Here it is:
In this “Project” I will have no tasks, just resources, and I will save it like a ResPool file:
Now I will leave this Respool open, and I will crate main Project again:
and I will use a ResPool for resources:
and I will get:
and after that:
Now I will do the same thing with Subproject! Steps are identical so I will not copy pictures again. I will save a Subproject and after that I will insert it to a Main Project:
but when I open the Resource Sheet, I will get:
Why is it so important? Because if John and Mary in Main Project are the same Persons from the Subproject(s), and you will not use the Resource Pool, you will miss the over allocation feature in MS PROJECT! With Resource Pool there is only one John, and only one Mary, and if you assign them to multiple tasks which are going to run at the same time you will see the over allocation!