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Last Modified: 2014-08-20
I have one resource pool file with resources.
I want to give a resource a max percentage in this file. For example 100%.
Then I have a number of project files.
In these projects I want to give the same resource a limit for each project.
For example; Project 1: 50%. Project 2: 25%.

I have tried to find out how to do this, but I only find how to change max percentage in the resource pool which make the same change in the project files, and how do it the other way around. A change in one side is distributed to the other.

But I want to be able to give one resource a max in the resource pool and then offer another max to each project.

Is this possible?
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Dr. Thomas HenkelmannDirector Consulting Services

Sorry, this is not possible. When using a resource pool file, this always takes precendence and overwrites whatever you set in single project. BTW, this also doesn't work if you use Project Server - would be very helpful in real life.


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I agree, this is what I had always believed was the case. No points pl.


So the only way to solve this is to divide the resource into one for each project and set the max for each?
Like Bill_proj1, Bill_proj2, etc.
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Thank you thausla!
I am surprised about the limitation in MS Project. I though this was an important piece when planning resources for more than one project.
I accept your answer and will discuss your idea about consolidating Excel files with the project leader. The problem is that there are a large number of projects involved.

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