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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

Summary

All projects require resources. Resources include the human type and physical resources such as material and equipment.

Shared resources work for more than one manager. They may report to both a functional manager and a project manager. If you’re working with a shared resource, be certain you have some input into the team member’s performance appraisal. Low-quality resources may not have the skills needed to complete the tasks assigned. In the case of low-quality physical resources, look elsewhere.

Resource allocation identifies the type of resources needed, skills sets, and time frames the skills are needed. Resource shortages occur when there aren’t enough resources available with the skills needed to perform the task. Resource overallocation occurs when one resource (or set of resources) is scheduled to work on too many tasks at the same time. These tasks may be on the same project or a combination of tasks from different projects and their normal operational...