Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:07:18 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. 5 Reasons why you need a resource management strategy http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/11905/ Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:59:16 GMT   Read more about the reasons why you should be investing in a resource management strategy. 9 steps for asking for a budget increase http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/11724/ Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:20:23 GMT You’ve looked at the budget tracker and – to your dismay – you can’t make the figures balance. At the current run rate you will be overspent by the end of the project. You are forecasting to be over by way more than your project sponsor has agreed in terms of tolerances. Ther... A Quick Guide to Managing Miniature Projects http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/11723/ Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:23:49 GMT Toy trains are now part of my daily life. In fact, I’ve had my routine disrupted several times by Percy from Thomas & Friends going missing, so much so that I’ve put plans in place to mitigate the risk of it happening again by shifting in other areas of the household routine. Tha... How do you create an environment for managing successful complex projects? http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/11722/ Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:40:08 GMT PMI has produced a whole practice guide on managing complex projects. Navigating Project Complexity: A Practice Guide, takes you through how to assess your project in the complexity stakes and then put together a robust project management approach to handle the areas that might be difficult. But... 5 Ways to create a budget http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/11426/ Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:41:42 GMT Blank spreadsheet, new project. Where do you start? Here are 5 options for creating your new project budget. Bottom up This is my personal choice most of the time. Work out the cost of the individual items included in your project budget and then you add them up to get the big picture. Simpl... 5 Facts From Program Management [Slideshare] http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/11424/ Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:53:42 GMT Project Cost Management: Controlling Costs http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/11423/ Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:33:34 GMT Last time in this series about project cost management I looked at the process for determining your budget. Today I want to cover the last process: controlling costs. The main purpose of controlling your project costs is to understand where you are creating variances (i.e. over or under spending) so... What makes up your overall project budget? http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/11422/ Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:51:26 GMT The project budget isn’t just one big lump sum of cash. It’s made up of various different components, and if you understand how it all fits together then it’s easier to manage it. The diagram in A Guide To The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) – 5th editi... 5 Facts from Benefit Realisation Management [Slideshare] http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/11324/ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:27:56 GMT   This presentation shares 5 facts from Gerald Bradley's book about managing project benefits: Benefit Realisation Management (2nd Ed). Career trends: the picture from 2014 http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/11253/ Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:43:33 GMT Did you get a new job in 2014? Or are you hoping to get one next year? ESI have released a new report that looks at career trends over the last 12 months. Starting salaries As this in the inaugural report, ESI don’t have historical trend data on starting salaries. Even so, their assess...