Resource Pool


Introduction

A resource Pool is a set of resources that are made available across multiple projects.  In Microsoft Project sharing resources from a Pool is available from the Resources tab of the ribbon.

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How to create a resource pool

The first step in creating a resource pool, is to add a resource list without any tasks to a file.  Name the resource file as pool.  Make sure all the allocated resources for the project are in the resource pool.

Share Resources

To share resources, open a project file and select the resource tab and then resource pool.  From this box select the file called pool.

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Allocate resources from the pool

Once the resource pool is connected to the file all the resources in the pool it will appear in the project file’s resource sheet.

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Over Allocated resources

If a resource is allocated to more than one file at the same time the resource will display red in all the allocated files, including the pool.

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Resource Pool Management

A resource pool must be managed otherwise chaos will reign.  If a resource is requested, a manager should agree to it to avoid duplication of the resource.

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