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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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Defining Tasks

The foundation for developing a project schedule is defining the list of tasks required to complete the project deliverables. This is an iterative process that involves further decomposing the WBS work packages into individual tasks. On small projects, it’s a natural progression to break down the work packages into activities as you’re decomposing the WBS because you have all the right people in the room and you’ve got the momentum going. Remember that tasks are not recorded on the WBS, but they are listed on the project schedule.

It is helpful to have the team members who are assigned to the work package levels involved in task definition. Their expertise can help you not only with defining tasks but also with assigning resources and determining estimates for...