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Old 04-18-2012, 08:21 AM
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Hello,

I'm fairly new to Project 2010 so please bear with me.

I am having problems with a master project which consists of 10 sub projects and I have a single resource pool that services all sub projects. I created the sub-projects on my local drive and then moved them all to a server and then created the master project. When I look at the View-Resource Useage in the Project column ( that I added) some of the links for two of the sub-projects are to the original files on my local drive ( that have been deleted) I can't seem to reset these links even by deleting them from the Master and re linking to the server located sub projects. I am the only person using Project here.

The second question may be the cause of my problems. As I am using the same resource pool for all ten sub-projects should the resource be shared within each sub project or should the share only be implemented in the master project ? or both ?



Any suggestions on either question would be much appreciated

Tony
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:23 AM
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Hi Tony,

I'm guessing you connected the subproject files to the resource pool while the subprojects were on your local drive? The data in the project file is likely coming from the relationship to the pool.

Open the pool file, and check from there where the thinks it is sending resources to. You may need to break the link from the pool (your assignments will still stay) and then re-link to the pool.

The resource pool should be shared to the subprojects -- there should be no tasks (nor assignments) in your master project file.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:01 AM
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Julie,

Yes that is what I did .

I fixed it all by unsharing the resource pool on all of my sub-projects. I then created a new resource pool and and linked the sub-projects to it. Finally I created a new master project and brought in each sub project. This time did not share the resource pool with the master project. I did all this in the folder on our server.

Glad to say all looks OK now.

Many thanks

Tony
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:30 AM
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You're welcome, Tony. Glad you have it sorted. A quick comment -- when using resource pools and sharer files, you have to be very careful about moving/copying/renaming any file in the mix. As you've discovered -- Project doesn't forget.

I also rarely save master project files -- I consolidate read-only when required for reporting -- but don't save or link to the subproject files.

Julie
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:01 AM
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Julie,

Helpful advice -thankyou.

Ok, so I thought about your suggestion i.e. to not have a master project and now I can see that it is possible to see resouce allocation across all projects from within a single project (as in my case they share the same resource pool).

So the exam question is what key benefits does the master project approach give you over the separate project approach ?

I hope that this will help others in a similar situation.

Thanks

Tony
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:10 AM
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I think there is good information to be gained out of master projects and I do use them, I just rarely save them -- rather I create a consolidated project as needed.

The advantages of a consolidate or master project is the ability to present all tasks and see any places where the tasks in different projects may need to feed each other (external predecessors and successors).
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