Creating Links Between Projects
To Create Links Between Projects: Open the two project files you want to create a link between. Select the task that you want to designate as the successor in the task relationship. Click the Task Information button on the Standard toolbar, and then click the Predecessors tab. Click the ID field and type the project name that contains the predecessor task, a backslash, and then the ID number of the predecessor task (for example, Project Personal Trainer Book\5). Click OK.
To Consolidate Projects: Open the projects that you would like to consolidate. Select Window OK.
Viewing Multiple Project Critical Paths
You must create a consolidated project before you can view multiple critical paths.
To View Multiple Project Critical Paths: Open a consolidated project file, select Tools Calculation tab. Check the Calculate multiple critical paths checkbox and click OK. Select View Detail Gantt view, and then click Apply.
Viewing Consolidated Project Statistics
To View Inserted Project Information: Open a consolidated project file, and then select the summary task for the inserted project. Click the Task Information button and click the Advanced tab. To see additional information, click the Project Info button and then the Statistics button.
Creating a Resource Pool
To Create a Resource Pool for Multiple Projects: Open the project(s) with the resources you want to share in the resource pool. Create a new project file and save the file as "Resource Pool". Select the project file with the resources that you want to share in the resource pool, and select Tools Use Resources option. Click the From list arrow and select the Resource Pool, and then click OK. Repeat to add additional resources to the Resource Pool.
Light-gray tasks that are linked across projects are called ____ tasks.
A resource pool project file has tasks in it. (True or False?)
After you insert projects into a consolidated file, you can still access each of the projects separately. (True or False?)
In which tab of the Options dialog box can you change multiple critical path options?