Resource Pool

A resource pool is the group of resources who are available to be assigned to a task in a task plan. A resource pool can used by a single task plan or it can be shared across several task plans.

Typically, the resource pool for a single task plan is comprised of the resources who belong to the list of resources found in the Team Resources tab which shares the project with the Task Plan tab.

When you import projects from Microsoft Project that contain one or more resource assignments, you can map a resource (and all of their assignments) in the project to a single resource who belongs to the resource pool for that task plan. Resource mapping will appy all assignments to the newly-mapped resource. If you choose not to map an assignment, it will be left unassigned.