Course info
June 30, 2017
1h 32m

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, Defining Project Scope and Managing Resources, you will learn about the project chartering process. First, you will learn how effective project managers define requirements. Next you will walk through the development of a work breakdown structure. Finally, you will explore how constrained resources can be effectively managed for project success. When you are finished with this course, you will have an understanding of the project chartering process and be ready to continue your learning for the CompTIA Project+ exam.

About the author
About the author

Casey has experience leading projects in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development, consumer product design, education, and event management. He's constantly in pursuit of new challenges and loves to share what he learns along the way with others.

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Hi everyone, my name is Casey Ayers and welcome to my course, Defining Project Scope and Managing Resources.

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 second 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 will cover include:

  • The project chartering process
  • How to define requirements and project scope
  • How to develop work breakdown structures
  • And how to manage and optimize the use of physical, capital, and human resources.

By the end this course, you’ll know how to assemble a project charter that sets a foundation for project success, know how to decompose project work into an actionable work breakdown structure, and be ready to continue your training with the courses that follow in this series.

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 learn more about project management and prepare for the CompTIA Project+ exam, but also serve as a great refresher for established project managers and as an opportunity to earn continuing education credit toward 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, Defining Project Scope and Managing Resources, at Pluralsight.