again, a question from one of my Blog readers:
How does one remove a resource pool from a master project completely from MS Project 2013. I can’t keep other sub projects that formerly were connected to the resource pool from looking for it when I open those files. I have already gone to Assign Resources and have selected “Use Own”. When I do this the correction does not take place and the files are still linked to a resource pool that has been deleted??
I have used your blog for information frequently. You have much better information than anyother “Official” site that I have looked at.”
Of course, I’m going to explain that with MS PROJECT 2013!
First I’m going to create Resource Pool:
Now I’m going to add John, and Mary:
Now I’m going to save The Resource Pool (you know the steps – File, Save As, and then):
I’m going to Create two Projects, with two Tasks, and I’ll assign Resource to them:
Finally, I’m going to assign Resources to Tasks:
I will follow the same Steps for the Second Project and I’ll get:
Now I’m going to Crete the Master Project With Two Subprojects:
I’ll do the same thing for the Second Project, and finally I’ll get:
Now suppose, that after some time, I don’t need Resource Pool any more. I’ll open the Master Project file:
Now I’m going to disconnect the Resource Pool:
and I’ll get:
It seems that there is no change! But it is! When I close the Resource Pool I’ll get:
As you can see, there is no Over allocation any more. Resources remains, but as Local Resources. If you want to remove them from all Projects, just delete them from Master Project, and you will get:
Now, take a look at your Project 1, or Project two, at the Resource sheet. You will see:
NOTHING. There are gone!
Hope this helps.