common resource pool
A common resource pool contains resources; people or material resources that are to be shared between a program of multiple projects. They can take two basic forms:
1. A new project file that contains only resource information (no tasks), whereby all projects use this project's pool of common resources (recommended). 2. Use an existing project as the ""pool"" project, with all projects using this project's resources. With this option, all of the resources in the pool project, as well as the projects that are sharing resources with it, are combined and available to each other.
Within Microsoft Project 2002, consider the creation of an enterprise resource pool, especially when using Project Server.
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