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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.
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Validating the Project

Stakeholders have many reasons for bringing about a project. Most organizations don’t have the resources or time to execute every project that every stakeholder would like implemented. Validating the project involves two steps: preparing the business case and identifying and analyzing the project stakeholders. But there are some steps along the way you need to understand before and after the business case is written. First, the organization needs to have an understanding of the business need or demand for the project. Then, the business case is created, which includes a justification for the project, and finally, project selection methods are used to determine which projects the organization should implement.

The first step in validating a project is preparing and validating the business case. The business case typically documents the reasons the project came into existence. Before we dive into the business case specifics, we’ll cover some of the needs...