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Microsoft® Office Project 2007 Inside Out by Teresa S. Stover

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Sharing Resources by Using a Resource Pool

Typically, when you create a project file, you set up and schedule your tasks and then add resources and assign tasks to them. Often, however, resources are assigned to tasks in multiple projects. You might be the manager of these different projects and use the same resources in all of them. Or multiple project managers might share the same resources for their projects.

To prevent conflicts between projects and avoid resource overallocation among multiple projects, you can create a resource pool. A resource pool is a project file that’s devoted to maintaining information about resources, including their availability, costs, and current usage or allocation.

Any project manager who wants to use the resources ...

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