Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:15:25 GMT The Money Files https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/256120/The-Money-Files A blog that looks at all aspects of project and program finances from budgets, estimating and accounting to getting a pay rise and managing contracts. Written by Elizabeth Harrin from GirlsGuideToPM.com. Deep Dive: Project Schedule Management: Trends and Tailoring https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54256/Deep-Dive--Project-Schedule-Management--Trends-and-Tailoring Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:59:58 GMT This is the end of my deep dive into the PMBOK Guide®-- Sixth Edition, and what it covers about Project Schedule Management. I’ve looked in detail at the major changes between the Fifth Edition and the current version. One of the biggest changes in the Sixth Edition is the inclusion of ... Negotiating and Contracting [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54255/Negotiating-and-Contracting--Video-- Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:59:59 GMT My last few videos have looked at the procurement lifecycle, and today I want to dive into the third step: negotiating and contracting. This is a really important part of working with suppliers and it takes us to the point of saying yes to the work (hopefully). Here’s a quick overview of wh... 3 Levels of Risk Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54216/3-Levels-of-Risk-Management Sat, 01 Jun 2019 17:55:39 GMT Risk management is so important when it comes to ensuring your project stays on track – both in terms of budget, which is what this column mainly talks about – but also in generally. The graphic below shows the three levels of risk management to consider on your project (and beyond). ... 5 Tips for Better Presentations https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53444/5-Tips-for-Better-Presentations Thu, 23 May 2019 13:00:01 GMT Last month I shared some tips for using spreadsheets. Today I have some tips for presentations. I tend to use Microsoft PowerPoint, but all of these tips are relevant regardless of what presentation software you use. 1. Use icons You can make slides look so much better if you include a few ico... Vendor Selection [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53442/Vendor-Selection--Video-- Wed, 15 May 2019 13:00:03 GMT In this video I talk about the second part of the procurement lifecycle, which is finding a vendor. Watch the overview of the procurement lifecycle and a focus on the first step (requirements) in this video. There’s more information about the overall procurement lifecycle in this art... Deep Dive: Project Schedule Management: Control Schedule https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53441/Deep-Dive--Project-Schedule-Management--Control-Schedule Tue, 07 May 2019 13:00:01 GMT We’re almost at the end of the deep dive into the PMBOK Guide®-- Sixth Edition, and what it has to say about Project Schedule Management. Last time I looked at the Develop Schedule process. Today we are moving out of the Planning process group and moving into Monitoring and Controlling ... How to Ask for a Budget Increase https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53440/How-to-Ask-for-a-Budget-Increase Wed, 01 May 2019 18:04:40 GMT It happens: your project budget won’t quite stretch to the full amount you are forecasting that’s required to complete the work. But when you do have to ask for more money, how should you go about it? The conversation with your manager or sponsor can feel a bit awkward. Here are th... 5 Steps of the Procurement Lifecycle [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52927/5-Steps-of-the-Procurement-Lifecycle--Video-- Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:00:03 GMT There are 5 steps in the procurement lifecycle: Requirements Vendor selection Negotiation and contracting Service delivery and performance monitoring Renewal/contract closure. This video outlines the steps and talks specifically about the requirements and getting the procurement o... 5 Spreadsheet Tips to Improve Your Workflow https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52931/5-Spreadsheet-Tips-to-Improve-Your-Workflow Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:00:01 GMT What spreadsheet package do you use? Personally I use Microsoft Excel, although I do have Numbers on my iPad I case I need to look at a spreadsheet while I’m out and about. I sometimes use Google Sheets for personal projects as well, but I’m not massively comfortable with it. Regardle... The Difference Between Regulations and Standards https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52929/The-Difference-Between-Regulations-and-Standards Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:00:01 GMT When you’re planning how to deliver quality results, and what needs to go into your project schedule, it’s worth looking at what regulations and standards you need to adhere to. In this article we’ll look at the difference between regulations and standards and what that means to...