Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:29:21 GMT The Money Files http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/ A blog that looks at all aspects of project and program finances from budgets and accounting to getting a pay rise and managing contracts. How to Use Your Budget to Anticipate Risks http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/14368/ Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:54:55 GMT I’ve been going back over my notes from the PMI Global Congress EMEA which was in London earlier this year and I realised I hadn’t written anything about Olivier Lazar’s presentation on budgeting and risk. I wasn’t sure what to expect but he raised some good points about ensu... 8 Expert Interviews To Improve Your Projects http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13952/ Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:17:01 GMT Over the years I have interviewed some great project management experts on this blog. Today I want to round up eight of my favourite expert interviews. They are all packed with tips to help you manage the difficult times on your projects. Enjoy! Jason Westland on budget management processes &l... 20 Project Cost Management Terms You Need To Know http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13951/ Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:56:28 GMT There is a lot of jargon around project cost management – personally I think it is one of the areas of project management most laden with new terms to learn. Here are 20 budgeting and financial management terms that you need to know. 1. Forecast/Reforecast Predicting future expenditure b... The Future of Your PMO is Safe... http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13953/ Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:34:35 GMT ...At least, that's what a survey by ESI would have you believe. The funding for PMOs has historically been a bit iffy. That's not a technical term, by the way. PMOs have struggled to prove their value and there is a cyclic effect when times are hard in business: PMOs start to lose their funding an... 6 Tools for Project Cost Control [Video] http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13924/ Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:33:01 GMT In this video I discuss the 6 tools and techniques related to project cost control. 5 Barriers to Effective Benefits Realisation Management http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13653/ Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:35:12 GMT I’ve written before about Carlos Serra’s great presentation at PMI EMEA this year. In this final article about my thoughts around what he discussed, I’d like to highlight the barriers he flagged that prevent organisations from effectively carrying out benefits realisation managemen... Commercial Awareness for Project Managers [Video] http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13652/ Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:32:59 GMT In this video I explain why project managers should be commercially aware.     Top Conditions for Project Success: Budget Focus http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13654/ Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:41:15 GMT The APM have recently produced a research paper about what makes projects successful, called The Conditions for Project Success. The 12 factors that “provide a framework for project success” are not likely to be things that come as a surprise: Effective governance Goals... 7 Books to Improve Your Projects http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13651/ Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:44:44 GMT Looking for something to read over the summer? I’ve picked six of my top choices from this blog and one bonus review so that you can choose the right book to improve your projects over the summer holidays. Most  of them are available as ebooks so you don’t need to worry about we... Brushing Up On The Basics http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13361/ Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:54:25 GMT I’ve spent a lot of time going through the PwC Global PPM Survey recently and there are lots of things in there that project managers can take away. The most important message – and this won’t come as a surprise – is that “the PM community needs to brush up on the basic...