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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

A project is a temporary endeavor that produces a unique product service or result. It has definitive start and finish dates. Project management is the application of tools and techniques to organize the project activities to successfully meet the project goals. A project manager is responsible for project integration and applying the tools and techniques of project management to bring about a successful conclusion to the project.

Organizational structures impact how projects are managed and staffed. The primary structures are functional, matrix, and projectized. The traditional departmental hierarchy in a functional organization provides the project manager with the least authority. The other end of the spectrum is the project-based organization, where resources are organized around projects; in these types of organizations, the project manager has the greatest level of authority to take action and make decisions regarding the project. The matrix organization is a middle ground...