Using Resource Pools: General Walkthrough

The resource pool is a tool for the resource manager. Resource managers can use resource pools and their visualizations to assess whether proposed projects or programs are within capacity bounds.

Aside from making assignments within staffing profiles from resource pools, a resource manager can examine resource pools themselves to determine overallocations. The resource manager can then perform load balancing by doing any of the following:

  • Reassigning staffing assignments to other resources

  • Adding resources to the resource pool

  • Transferring resources to another resource pool

  • Modifying a resource's level of participation across multiple resource pools

A resource manager can also assess and manage resources and resource requests for a resource pool from the Resource Allocation Management page. See Managing Resource Allocation for more information.