I have a question from one of my Blog readers:
“Hello, Nenad. First, I’d like to thank you by your posts. They are very helpful. Now, to my question. I have a central team coordinating and working in some local projects with local teams. I have one project file for each local project and one master file for them all, plus the central tasks. I have a pool for all resources, but is is getting crownded. I’d like to keep only the central team on the pool and have the local teams on each project file. I tried but each time I created a resource in the local file, it was also created in the pool. Do you know how to do it? Best regards.”
This Post will be Short one, and I will show the answer with MS PROJECT 2013.
Let’s suppose that we have one Resource Pool and three Projects. Here is The Resource Pool:
and Resources in this pool:
Remember, that Best Practice is that Resource Pool should not have any Tasks, just Resources.
Now I will create three Projects:
Now, I will assign John and Mary to all Tasks in all Projects. I’m going to show you how to do it in First Project, and I will do the same thing for Second, and Third Project:
and I will assign John and Mary to all Task in the First Project:
After I do the same thing for the Second and Third Project I will have:
The resources are over allocated, but forget this for now, because it is not the subject of this post!
Now I am going to add new Resource, for example Material Resource called Brick in my Second Project:
Now let’s look at the Resource Pool:
So, the answer in NO, you can not have both Local and global Resources by using Resource Pool 😦