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In the Trenches with Microsoft® Office Project 2007 by Elaine J. Marmel

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Using a Resource Pool

Even if you don’t use Project Server, working with a resource pool can be very helpful if your organization uses the same resources on multiple projects. A resource pool is nothing more than a set of resources that can be available to work on any project. Setting up a resource pool in Project can be particularly useful for project managers who need to share resources on different projects; a resource pool provides a good way to schedule shared resources and resolve resource conflicts. Even if you’re the only manager and don’t really share resources, setting up a resource pool can save you time when you create projects.

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One of the features of Project Server is the Enterprise Resource Pool, which is the server version of ...

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