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CompTIA Project+ Study Guide: Exam PK0-004 - Second Edition

By : Kim Heldman
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CompTIA Project+ Study Guide: Exam PK0-004 - Second Edition

By: Kim Heldman

Overview of this book

The CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, Second Edition is your comprehensive resource for taking Exam PK0-004. With 100% coverage of all exam objectives, this book gives you everything you need to approach the exam with confidence. Detailed explanations and superior study tools cover and reinforce setup, initiation, planning, execution, delivery, change, control, communication, and closure, and the author Kim Heldman's twenty-five years of project management experience provide deep insight into real-world applications. The book contains detailed explanations and superior study tools that cover and reinforce all the exam objectives. You’ll begin by tackling questions related to pre-project setup and project initiation. Then you’ll solve questions about creating a project charter and planning it. You’ll also take questions about developing schedules and budgets and project execution. The later chapters provide questions on managing change, control, and communication. Finally, you’ll be given questions on project closure. By the end of the book, you’ll have the knowledge you need to be confident on exam day.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Acknowledgments
2
About the Author
15
Advert
16
EULA

Personnel Management

Managing a project team differs from managing a functional work group. Project teams are temporary, and getting everyone to work together on a common goal can be challenging, especially if your team members are specialists in a given discipline and don’t have a broad business background. As the project manager, you must mold this group into an efficient team that can work together to deliver the project on time, on budget, and within scope, all while producing quality results. This is not always an easy undertaking, especially if you factor in a combination of full- and part-time team members, technical and nontechnical people, resources from inside and outside the organization, and in some cases a team dispersed over a large geographic area.

Selecting Team Members

Choosing or acquiring team members with the right skills and demeanor is important to the success of your project. Project staff might come from inside (often referred to as in-house resources)...