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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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Steps in Closing Out a Project

Closing out a project involves several steps, as shown here:

  • Obtaining formal sign-off and acceptance of the project
  • Transferring the results of the project to operations and maintenance
  • Releasing project resources
  • Closing out contracts
  • Performing administrative closure
  • Documenting historical information for future projects
  • Conducting lessons learned
  • Preparing the project close report

The project isn’t finished until the sponsor or the customer signs on the dotted line. I’ll cover obtaining sign-off next.

Obtaining Sign-Off

Project closeout involves accepting the final product or service of the project and then turning it over to the organization. Obtaining formal written sign-off and acceptance of the project is the primary focus of the Closing phase.

Documenting formal acceptance is important because it signals the official closure of the project, and it is your proof that the project was completed satisfactorily. Formal acceptance includes...