I will repeat a lot of Pictures from my previous Post, and I’ll show you how to break the Link between a Project, and Resource Pool.. I will show you a case in MS PROJECT 2013!
First, as usual I will make a Resource Pool and I will save it:
I will save the Resource Pool:
No I will create my first Project with two Tasks and I will assign Resources from the Resource Pool:
I will repeat those steps above for my Second Project, and I’ll get:
John and Mary are Over-allocated, as expected. Now suppose, that you find out, that you will not work on Second Project, because it is Canceled (for any reason). What Will you do? Firs you should break the link between Second Project and Resource Pool
To do that, I will first open Resource Pool, and I will get:
The Resource Pool is open in read-write mode. After that I’m going to choose:
and I will get:
After I break the Link between Second Project and Resource Pool, in my example John, and Mary are not over allocated any more.
BUT! If I open Second Project Again I will get this Project linked with Resource pool, again!
So, to avoid this, better way to disconnect Project with Resource Pool is:
1. Open Second Project
2. GO to Resource TAB
3. Click on Resource Pool button
4. Select Share Resources
5. Disconnect Second Project form Resource Pool:
Save Second Project and Resource Pool as well, and you are done!