Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:19:14 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 and accounting to getting a pay rise and managing contracts. 5 Tips for (Cheap) Project Communications [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/40576/5-Tips-for--Cheap--Project-Communications--Video- Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT In this video I share a few ideas for how to get started with project communications when you don’t have much money to spend on getting fancy mugs printed with your team logo and all that. You can do some great work communicating about your project even if money to do comms is at a premium. Yo... 5 Groups Involved in Project Contract Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/40575/5-Groups-Involved-in-Project-Contract-Management Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:17:22 GMT Regular readers will know I’ve been breaking down what’s new in the PMBOK Guide®-- Sixth Edition, around Plan Procurement Management (you can read the first part here, and the summary of  Conduct Procurements here). But who is actually involved in contract management? That&rs... What's New in Project Procurement Management (pt 2) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/39283/Whats-New-in-Project-Procurement-Management--pt-2- Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:00:01 GMT It’s time for another instalment of What’s New In the PMBOK Guide®-- Sixth Edition. Following on from my look at the Plan Procurement Management process (which you can read here), we’ve reached the second of the Project Procurement Management Knowledge Area processes: Conduct P... 7 Elements for Project Cost Management Plans https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/39282/7-Elements-for-Project-Cost-Management-Plans Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:00:01 GMT What should you include in the cost management plan for your project? If you have a template from your PMO, then it’s best to start there. But if you are designing something from scratch, here are some helpful pointers for the different sections that you should be considering. Here&rsqu... 3 Productivity Tips for the End of the Week [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/39281/3-Productivity-Tips-for-the-End-of-the-Week--Video- Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:59:57 GMT In this video I share 3 tips with you to help you feel more organised for the coming week. These are quick(ish) things to do on a Friday afternoon, or the last day of your working week. I use these tips myself and they help me waste less time overall. I hope they help you too! Read more here: htt... What's New in Project Procurement Management (pt 1) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/39137/Whats-New-in-Project-Procurement-Management--pt-1- Fri, 09 Mar 2018 23:09:48 GMT I got so many positive comments about the summary guide to what’s new in Project Cost Management that I shared recently, that I thought I would do it again for another Knowledge Area. This time, it’s the turn of procurement – another budget and financial management aspect of pro... Simple Measures for Your PMO To Track https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/37712/Simple-Measures-for-Your-PMO-To-Track Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:59:59 GMT What does your PMO track about the projects in your business? It’s often difficult to know where to start, especially when some of the measures you might hear about take a lot of data and relatively mature systems in place to start tracking them. Here are some simple measures that you can t... Project Cost Management: Trends & Tailoring https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/37710/Project-Cost-Management--Trends---Tailoring- Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:59:57 GMT Over the last few articles, I’ve looked at how the Project Cost Management Knowledge Area has been revised in the new PMBOK Guide®-- Sixth Edition. Broadly, it’s been spruced up and clarified, and you’ll need to know the updates if your sitting the exam. As for changing what yo... How to Manage When Your Project Budget is Cut [video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/37709/How-to-Manage-When-Your-Project-Budget-is-Cut--video- Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:59:58 GMT This short video gives you some tips on how to manage the situation when your project funding is reduced. For more detail on what you should do if your project budget is cut, check out this article. What's New in Project Cost Management (pt 4) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/37708/Whats-New-in-Project-Cost-Management--pt-4- Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:00:00 GMT What’s new in Project Cost Management: Plan Cost Management Process – read the first part of this series here. What’s new in Project Cost Management: Estimate Costs Process – read the second part of this series here. What’s new in Project Cost Management: Determin...