Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:18:17 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. 7 Things That Should Be In Your Project Business Case http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/22184/7-Things-That-Should-Be-In-Your-Project-Business-Case Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:28:43 GMT Always a fan of a snazzy graphic, I put this one together to summarise the things that you should be including in your project business cases. Do you (or your management team) include all of these in your business case template? What else do you think should be in there that I haven't covered... Ask The Expert: Eileen O'Loughlin on Collaboration Tools http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/21904/Ask-The-Expert--Eileen-O-Loughlin-on-Collaboration-Tools Mon, 15 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT My irregular Ask The Expert feature is back! In today’s interview I talk to Eileen O’Loughlin, market research associate at Software Advice, about trends in collaboration tech, building a business case for investment and more. We started by talking about the nature of the teams that use ... 3 Types of Project Complexity [Video] http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/21901/3-Types-of-Project-Complexity--Video- Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:00:02 GMT In this video I talk about the different types of complexity that you might face on your projects, as inspired and defined by Cranfield University. 5 Ways To Make Outsourcing Work http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/21144/5-Ways-To-Make-Outsourcing-Work Thu, 04 Aug 2016 04:00:02 GMT I hear a lot of negative stuff about outsourcing. How it’s hard work, and not cost-effective, especially if you are in the charity sector or another sector with tax breaks. That’s because of tax rules (at least, over here) that say while you can’t charge VAT on services such as hea... Cloud Storage: Cheap and Easy or Just Another PM Headache? http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/21874/Cloud-Storage--Cheap-and-Easy-or-Just-Another-PM-Headache- Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT Do you manage your projects ‘in the cloud’? It’s the buzzword that has stopped being ‘buzz’ and is now a critical part of being able to operate successfully as a project manager – even if you don’t manage software projects. Growing up in cold and rainy Ha... 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...