Fri, 06 May 2016 11:07:42 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. Book Review: Project Think http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/19601/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT A Russian spy, Ivan Petroff, infiltrated the white House disguised as a rat exterminator and stole a top-secret document. Three people witnessed Ivan Petroff inside the White House. Whose description of the spy is most probable? a) White House bartended Mick Mousy described the exterminator as a ... 7 Key Concepts For Controlling Quality http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/19598/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT You can’t control quality without understanding some of the concepts behind statistical quality control. Here are 7 concepts that are important for managing quality on projects. 1. Population Whether it’s widgets, people or processes, population refers to the lot of them. It’... Should You Let Your Team Work From Home? http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/19599/ Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:00:23 GMT I’ll come straight out and say it: I’m in the Yes camp. I believe that you should let your team work from home. There are so many benefits for individuals, families and, by virtue of the fact that workers are happier, employers and managers too. Let me explain why I’m a believer... Project Filing: Sorting Out Your Financial Papers [Video] http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/19600/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:59:56 GMT Keep the records on paper? Electronically? Or shred them? This video will tell you what project financial paperwork you need to keep (and how) and what you can destroy. 3 Levels of Quality http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/19004/ Wed, 23 Mar 2016 04:00:02 GMT Because quality costs money… In their book, Project-Driven Creation, Jo Bos, Ernst Harting and Marlet Hesslelink write about the 3 levels of quality. “When is the project result good enough?” they write.  “Countless projects are deemed failures because when the resul... Project Finances in the Execution Stage [Video] http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/19001/ Wed, 16 Mar 2016 03:59:44 GMT   Here’s a summary of what’s covered in the video. During project execution you are putting your plan into action. Part of the monitoring and controlling of your project is to make sure that you understand how much work has been carried out so that you can work out the cos... 4 Tools for Cost Control http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/19000/ Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:01 GMT In Project-Driven Creation, Jo Bos, Ernst Harting and Marlet Hesslelink talk about 4 instruments for cost control – and by ‘instruments’ they mean tools. They describe 4 different tools that you can use as your project progresses. In the Initiation Phase, use cost estimate... 3 Common Project Budgeting Mistakes [Video] http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/18999/ Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:02 GMT Project budgeting is one of the harder parts of managing projects, because the consequences of getting it wrong are significant. People tend to be more forgiving when it comes to delivering a little bit late or having to take shortcuts on the scope. But ask for more money or spend too much? That pro... Project Finances in the Planning Stage http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/18495/ Tue, 23 Feb 2016 04:59:58 GMT   Here's a summary of what the video talks about: In the planning stage of the project you are working out all the project costs and building a resource plan against which you can track later. Your wbs and the project schedule is really important when it comes to understanding yo... Minimising The Impact of Miscommunication http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/18363/ Thu, 18 Feb 2016 04:59:35 GMT Staying on message limits the impact of your message being changed as people share it with their colleagues – and this goes for positive marketing messages as well, not just crisis management communications. Having said that, ultimately you can’t stop people talking to others about your ...