Learn to lead projects with confidence, develop and meet requirements, and come in on time and within your budget. This third course in the CompTIA Project+ series takes an in-depth look at how projects are scheduled and budgeted.
An effective PM needs to learn to lead projects with confidence, develop and meet requirements, and come in on time and within budget. In this course, Developing Project Schedules and Budgets, you will take an in-depth look at how projects are scheduled and budgeted. First, you will learn how to sequence tasks and understand dependencies. Next, you will determine critical paths and allocate resources. Finally, you will learn to track expenditures, and harness agile methods. When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge necessary to schedule and budget your own projects, and be ready to continue your learning for the CompTIA Project+ exam.
Casey has experience leading projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development and education. He's always in pursuit of new knowledge and loves to share what he learns along the way with others. To inquire about speaking engagements or consulting opportunities, and to learn more about his other ventures, visit http://CaseyAyers.com
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course, Developing Project Schedules and Budgets. I'm the author of Pluralsight's series of PMP and Business Analysis courses, and now it's my pleasure to help you learn more about project management and prepare for the CompTIA Project+, PK0-004 exam with this third course in our CompTIA Project+ series. Earning a CompTIA Project+ certification is a great way to express your interest in project management as a profession, hone your skills, and learn about some of the tools and techniques leaders in the field utilize to find success. Best of all, the only requirement to take the exam and earn the CompTIA Project+ certification is a passion to learn more about project management. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include developing project schedules, implementing Agile methods, and developing project budgets. By the end of this course, you'll know how to define and sequence activities, understand how their relationships impact how projects are scheduled, how to find your project's critical path, how to estimate activity durations and costs, how to implement Agile principles in your project environment, and how to use earned value management techniques to quantitatively judge your project's performance. Interest in learning more about project management is the only prerequisite for this course, though exposure to project environments can certainly help as well. This course, and others in the series, can not only help you learn more about project management and prepare for the Project+ exam, but also serve as a great refresher for established project managers and as an opportunity to earn continuing education credit towards certifications like the PMP. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about managing projects and the CompTIA Project+ certification with this course, Developing Project Schedules and Budgets, at Pluralsight.