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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)
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Communications Planning

Good communication is the key to project success. Granted, you need a solid plan including the scope statement, schedule, and budget. But if you aren’t able to communicate the plan or keep stakeholder expectations in line with the project goals, you could end up with an unsuccessful project on your hands in spite of having a great plan.

Good communication involves far more than just setting up distribution lists and talking with your stakeholders at the watercooler. You need a plan to determine what gets communicated to whom and when. Communications planning is the process of identifying what people or groups need to receive information regarding your project, what information each group needs, and how the information will be distributed. The communication system should monitor the project status and satisfy the diverse communication needs of the project’s stakeholders.

The need for good communication starts from the day the project charter is issued...