I am using MS Projects (desktop) and am wondering if it is possible to assign resources by the group they are designated under in the resource list. Essentially I would like to assign a team to a project task instead of having to select the team members individually for these specific group of tasks.
Is it possible to assign resources by group?
No, assignments are made at the resource level. An assignment is one resource and one task. A task may have many resource assignments and a resource can be assigned to many tasks.
I would like to assign a team to a project task
This can be done easily. It is common to set up a team as a resource rather than list the members individually. If you have 3 engineers and 8 technicians, your schedule would have 2 resources: "engineer" with a max units of 3 and "technicians" with a max units of 8.