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Different "groups" in Microsoft Project

There are several types of groups in Microsoft Project. Each one serves a different purpose, so it's important to choose the correct one. A group resource represents several interchangeable resources. For example, you might define a resource called Carpenters, which represents five carpenters who can do basic carpentry. The Maximum Units for this resource would be the sum of the maximum units for each individual in the group resource, or 500 percent in this example.

A resource group represents a category of individual resources. You might define a resource group for employees and another for contractors so you can sort, filter, and view assignments using these categories.

Finally, a group that you apply using the Group By command on the Project menu categorizes and sorts tasks, resources, or assignments based on the values in any field in Microsoft Project.

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