Multiple Resource Pools in Subprojects in MS PROJECT 2013!

Hi,

I have a question from on of my Blog Readers: “Is it possible to use separate Resource to Projects, and then to see all Resources in one Master Project?”

The answer is: “YES” How? I’ll show you in MS PROJECT 2013!

First I’ll create Resource pool (the first one):

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and I’ll save it:

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and then:

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Now I will create two Projects with two Tasks and I will use same Resource Pool:

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and then:

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and:

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Now I will Assign Resources to Tasks:

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Now, the Second Project:

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Now I’ll create Second Resource Pool:

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And another two Projects with two Tasks, and with Usage of this Second Resource Pool:

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and:

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Now I’m going to cerate Master Project with Subprojects:

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and I’m going to import four Projects like that:

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and I’ll get:

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after I import all Projects I’ll have:

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As you can see, all Resources are there. And both Resource Pools are open!

Lets see Resource sheet in Master Project:

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OK! Now two Tips!

If you want to add Task to a Project4, for example, you can not use Resource from Resource Pool 1.

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If you want to use independent Task like this:

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You can not use any Resource from any Resource pool, either. And you can not assign independent Resource to that Task too! It is impossible!

 

Regards!

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About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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2 Responses to Multiple Resource Pools in Subprojects in MS PROJECT 2013!

  1. rino says:

    Great post Nenad. You have clarified Resource Pool’s mechanics,

  2. Erik van Hurck says:

    Nice post Nenad, clear and to the point as always.

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