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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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Schedule Planning

After the WBS is completed, the next planning document you’ll develop is the project schedule. As with the WBS, there isn’t one right way to create the schedule. Here I’ve outlined the steps typically followed in creating a project schedule. On small projects you’ll usually find all of these steps performed in one sitting, whereas larger projects may require separate sessions for each step in order to complete the schedule, and you may also need to perform some planning steps more than once as you gather information from stakeholders and team members. Here is the list of steps I typically follow when constructing a project schedule.

  1. Determine tasks.
  2. Sequence tasks.
  3. Allocate resources.
  4. Determine task durations including start and end dates.
  5. Determine milestones.
  6. Construct the schedule.
  7. Determine the critical path.
  8. Set the baseline and obtain approval.
  9. Set quality gates.
  10. Establish the governance process.