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Deep Dive into Microsoft Project Resource Pools: How to Build Them

In part 2 of this series, we follow a step-by-step process for creating a resource pool in Microsoft Project. Use this tutorial to create a new resource pool, and then attach that pool to a set of projects. An archive of the files shown in this tutorial can be downloaded here, so you can splash…

Resource Management

The final video is the Microsoft Project 2010 Certificate series presents on the subject of resource management. The presentation is given by Jacques Goupil, managing partner of MS Project Now and contributor to MPUG. Jacques begins with teaching showing users the resource sheet in Microsoft Project 2010. One helpful tip given was that if users…

Group Resources for Effective Reports!

Here’s a hot tip that I find useful on every project that utilizes resources. The Entry table in the Resource Sheet View contains a field that can give a new perspective on resources when used along with grouping. It’s the Resource Sheet’s Group field. In just four steps, the Resource Sheet view becomes a powerhouse…

Certificate Series: Microsoft Project 2010 Features Expert – Resource Management

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Are you ready to complete your tasks effectively using Microsoft Project 2010? This certificate course is for users…

Ask the Experts: Managing a Large Number of Resources

Nancy from Bartlett, IL asks: I’m managing many resources in my project schedule. When I use the Resource Usage view, the resources aren’t in an order that’s simple to use. Is there any way to re-order the resources in the view so accessing the information is easier? Answer: You have a lot of choices in…

Microsoft Project View Mastery

Have you ever created a new view and customized it the way you wanted, only to find out that other similar views are also changed? Do you want a certain format to copy for your status report but currently have to recreate it every time? Views are a core feature of Microsoft Project, but creating…

Ask the Experts: Creating a Report with Task and Resource Data

Bob of OakBrook, IL asks: I would like to have a report that shows task name and resources assigned with their skills, department, and email addresses. How can I create this report? Answer: This is a great idea and, yes, it can be done. When a resource assignment is made, only a few fields from…

Ask the Experts: How Resource Sharing Works in a Master Project

Shelley asks: I am working with a resource pool that has about 30 sharer files. How can I work with resources from the pool along with some resources that are only working on one project? I have set the workgroups for the “local” resources as “none” (as you would if you were using Microsoft Project…

The Power of Local Resources in Microsoft Project Server

If you haven’t understood or considered using local resources in a Microsoft Project Server environment, this is a must read. A local resource in Project is a non-enterprise resource. In other words, a local resource doesn’t reside in a Project Server Enterprise Resource Pool. How is a local resource used? In certain situations, a project…

Ask the Expert: Creating a Limited Resource Availability Schedule

Ira H. of Northbrook, IL asks: I have a schedule for a short project where the resources are working on other projects as well. Because of this, I cant assign any of the resources to more than 15 hours per week. What is the best way to create this schedule and keep the assignments at…

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