About master project and subprojects

By consolidating (consolidated project: A project containing one or more inserted projects [also known as subprojects]. These can retain links to their source projects and may be linked to one another. A consolidated project is also called a master project.) related projects into a master project (master project: A project containing other projects [known as inserted projects or subprojects]. Also called a consolidated project.), you can organize and manage complex projects or multiple related projects more effectively. Learn how to insert projects into a master project.

 Note   Typically, if you create master projects and subprojects, only the subprojects are saved to the enterprise server. The master projects are only saved on your local computer, unless your organization has specified that they can be saved to the server. Saving the master projects to Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 can result in erroneous reporting data. Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 and Project Server 2003 have built-in reporting and analysis features that replace the need to create master projects and subprojects.

When you break up an existing project into a master project (master project: A project containing other projects [known as inserted projects or subprojects]. Also called a consolidated project.) and subprojects (subproject: A project that is inserted into another project. Use subprojects as a way to break complex projects into more manageable parts. Also known as an inserted project.), you should consider reorganizing the project by creating logical groupings such as:

 
 
Applies to:
Project 2003