again a question form my Blog reader: “Is it possible to disable assigning Resource to the Task, and still keep same resource in Resource sheet?”
Let me show you in MS PROJECT 2013
First I’ll create Brand new Project with two Tasks:
and two Resources:
Now I will assign both resources to Task 1:
Now suppose that I don’t want John to be available to any Task any more. What can I do?
I can make him available only form Monday, 09.6.14 to Tuesday 10.06.2014:
Now, I’ll try to assign John and Mary to the Task 2:
As you can see, nothing prevents me to assign John. He is marked as Overalocated and that is it!
I will try to fix that with Task Inspector:
and I will get:
Notice that Mary will finish the Task at Friday, but whole Task will be finishe ar Wednesday 31.12.2049 (limitation from MS PROJECT date) even he is assigned with 0%.
If you make an Calendar exception for example, you will still be able to assign him to the Task!
So, the answer is NO! You can’t prevent assigning John to any Task. You should be careful, that’s all!