Scope, Schedule and Cost Planning

During project planning, baselines are established for scope, schedule, and cost. Once project work begins, the baselines will be used to compare against actual project performance in order to determine and address any variance. If variance is detected, the project manager must identify the impact to other project areas and act accordingly. Actions may include realigning work to the plan or submitting change requests to update baselines. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so you can effectively put principles to work at your own organization. This course will assist in preparing you for the CompTIA Project+ exam, and it is aligned with exam version PK0-004.

Target Audience
Candidates who possess at least 12 months of cumulative experience in leading, managing, directing, and/or participating in small-to-medium-size projects


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Lesson Objectives

Scope, Schedule and Cost Planning


  • start the course
  • identify project requirements
  • identify the components of the project scope statement
  • define the work breakdown structure
  • specify tasks and milestones
  • use estimation techniques to determine activity durations
  • identify relationships between tasks, and prioritize and sequence them
  • identify the critical path and calculate its duration, and label start and finish dates
  • recognize the schedule compression techniques of crashing and fast tracking, and the schedule optimization techniques of leveling and smoothing
  • specify necessary resources to complete scheduled tasks, and establish baseline
  • specify the methods for gathering stakeholder requirements, list the six components of a scope statement, and name the four types of dependency relationships

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