Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Updating a resource’s information in a resource pool
Click Close to close the Assign Resources dialog box.
On the View tab, in the Window group, click Switch Windows , and then click
Lucerne Resource Pool .
Make sure that resource 13, Luis Sousa , is selected, and then, on the Task tab, in the
Editing group, click Scroll to Task .
As expected, Luis Sousa’s new task assignment appears in the resource pool.
When the resource pool is open in Project, any changes you make to resource assignments
or other resource information in any sharer plans immediately show up in all other open
sharer plans and the resource pool. You don’t need to switch between sharer plans and the
resource pool, as you did in this section, to verify the updated resource assignments.
Updating a resource’s information in a
Another important benefit of using a resource pool is that it gives you a central location
in which to enter resource details, such as cost rates and working time. When a resource’s
information is updated in the resource pool, the new information is available in all the
sharer plans. This can be especially useful in organizations with a large number of
resources working on multiple projects. In larger organizations, people such as line managers,
resource managers, or staff in a program office are often responsible for keeping general
resource information up to date.
The scenario: At Lucerne Publishing, William Flash has told you that he will be unavailable
to work on September 3 and 4 because he plans to attend a workshop. You’d like to record
this calendar exception just once in the resource pool.