Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:40:41 GMT The Money Files http://www.ProjectManagement.com//blogs/256120/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 Issues With Outsourcing (And What You Can Do About Them) http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/21146/5-Issues-With-Outsourcing--And-What-You-Can-Do-About-Them- Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:00:03 GMT Outsourcing on projects isn’t without issues, whether you’re outsourcing part of the project delivery or managing a project to put in place a process to outsource something for the company such as a shared service centre. Here are 5 issues that you might face when outsourcing and what... 5 Project Costs You Might Have Forgotten [Video] http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/21148/5-Project-Costs-You-Might-Have-Forgotten--Video- Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:00:01 GMT In this video I talk about the 5 project costs you might have forgotten to account for in your budget. For more details, this article has more about the costs you might have overlooked. How To Make Your Project Communications Trustworthy http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/21142/How-To-Make-Your-Project-Communications-Trustworthy Mon, 04 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT This month we’re talking about all things outsourcing and there’s nothing more important than communication when it comes to making an outsourcing partnership work. More specifically, there’s nothing more important than trusted communication. People can be sceptical about outsou... Online Tools for PM Training [Video] http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/20689/Online-Tools-for-PM-Training--Video- Mon, 27 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT In this video I talk about the option of PM knowledge repositories that can support your training efforts as a PMO. And they are cost-effective if you have a lot of people to upskill or support at a time. 5 Tasks For Benefits Identification http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/20688/5-Tasks-For-Benefits-Identification Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT Last month I looked at the 5 questions to ask during benefits identification, based on information from the latest PMI Pulse report into benefits realisation. This month I want to look at what happens next. You’ve asked those questions and got some vague but helpful answers. How do you turn... 3 Trends For PM Collaboration Tools http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/20368/3-Trends-For-PM-Collaboration-Tools Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:00:02 GMT In my new book, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers, I explore the opportunities for project teams working with new technology. Here are two emerging themes in both project management and in social and collaborative technologies that are worth knowing about. 1. Digital PMOs and the Role o... Tips For Effective Resource Management From #PMICongress http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/20686/Tips-For-Effective-Resource-Management-From--PMICongress Fri, 03 Jun 2016 04:00:03 GMT “Far too often we see highly skilled team members deployed to the wrong projects,” said Dan Lefsky at PMI Global Congress EMEA in Barcelona. He gave an interesting presentation about resource management and here are my takeaways. Uncover the Unspoken Calendar The resource calendar ... 5 Questions To Ask During Benefits Identification http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/20687/5-Questions-To-Ask-During-Benefits-Identification Sat, 28 May 2016 10:57:42 GMT PMI has recently released a new Pulse report that goes deep into the topic of benefits realisation, specifically around benefits identification. The introduction to that report says it’s the first in a series of deep dives into the project management area that is benefits. The report calls ... How To Keep PMO Costs Down http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/20367/How-To-Keep-PMO-Costs-Down Thu, 26 May 2016 04:00:02 GMT In this video I talk about how to keep the costs of your Project Management Office down - or at least under consideration! What You Need To Know About Individuals For A Resource Pool http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/20451/What-You-Need-To-Know-About-Individuals-For-A-Resource-Pool Fri, 20 May 2016 06:10:16 GMT An enterprise resource pool is a great way to track and manage the people available to work on projects. It’s often set up by the Project Management Office and used to work out who is going to be a good fit for the skill needs of a new project. Setting one up doesn’t have to be a big ...