again one of my Blog readers has a problem:
“I followed your instructions but I am running into a small issue. While my master project shows all the sub-projects and the attached resource pool in the resources sheet, when I attempt to assign the resource to the task using the pull down menu, none of the resources are showing. Do you know what is causing this and how do I fix it?”
Of course I’ll do it in MS PROJECT PRO 2013!
First I’ll create the Resource Pool and I’ll save it:
I’m going to crate two Projects, and I’ll connect them with Resource Pool, but I’m not going to assign them to Tasks:
I’ll will save that Project as First Project.mpp (I’m not going to show you a picture of that, you know how to do the saving, don’t you?)
I will now create Second Project with Resource pool, like I did for the first Project, and I’m going to save it as Second Project.mpp:
After closing MS PROJECT, and reopen it, I’m going to create Master Project with two Subprojects:
I’ll do the same for my Second Project and I’ll get:
Now suppose that I want to assign Resources to Tasks in some of my Subproject:
I choose to open resource pool! Now when I try to assign Resources to Tasks in Gantt View, I can do it:
What will happen if I don’t want to open the Resource Pool?
Now if I try to assign Resources to Tasks I’ll get:
As you can see, if I don’t open the Resource pool I can not assign them to Tasks. And that perfectly normal behavior of MS PROJECT 2013