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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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Constraints and Influences

The last section of the scope statement is the constraints and influences list. Remember that a constraint is anything that restricts or dictates the actions of the project team. An influence can bring about a constraint or impact an existing constraint. Every project faces potential constraints regarding time, budget, scope, or quality. From the start of any project, at least one of these areas is limited. If you are developing a new product with a short time-to-market window, time will be your primary constraint. If you have a fixed budget, money will be the constraint. If both time and money are constrained, quality may suffer.

A predefined budget or a mandated finish date needs to be factored into any discussion on project scope. Scope will be impacted if either time or budget is constrained. As the project progresses and changes to scope are requested, scope may become a constraint that in turn drives changes to time, cost, or quality.