Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:48:15 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. Struggle With Stats? You're Not Alone https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31386/Struggle-With-Stats--You-re-Not-Alone Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:59:55 GMT Wyzant (say: Wise Ant, I think), a marketplace that matches up tutors and students for in-person and online study sessions, has done some research into how people feel about working with numbers. They surveyed 235 students who recently struggled with statistics. Only 5.5% of these students were p... Considerations for Choosing a PM Training Provider [video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31178/Considerations-for-Choosing-a-PM-Training-Provider--video- Tue, 11 Jul 2017 03:59:58 GMT What should you take into account before you make the investment in project management training? Here's a quick video on the 5 things you consider.     You can get more detail on the points raised in this video in this article. Business Cases: Resource Round Up https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31158/Business-Cases--Resource-Round-Up Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:46:22 GMT One of the things I get asked the most is, “Can you help me with my business case?” It wasn’t always like that, but I think these days project managers are getting more and more involved with writing business cases. We’re taking in part in the project from an earlier point, w... Earned Value: 5 Things To Have In Place Before You Get Started https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/30104/Earned-Value--5-Things-To-Have-In-Place-Before-You-Get-Started Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:59:58 GMT So you want to go with Earned Value as a way of tracking time and cost performance? Good for you. Here are 5 pre-requisites that you’ll need to consider before you really get into the detail of doing the work. Oh, and this assumes that you’ve already ticked the pre-requisite that is &... 4 Reasons Why People Need Estimates https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/30101/4-Reasons-Why-People-Need-Estimates Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:59:58 GMT Estimating take up far too much time and are, as my 3-year old says about everything right now, ‘a bit boring’. I have no idea where he picked that up from. Don’t judge me! I digress. We need to do estimates. And if you are one of those strange people who LOVE doing estimates, t... Ask The Expert: Jack Appleman https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/30099/Ask-The-Expert--Jack-Appleman Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:00:02 GMT   In today’s installment of my occasional series interviewing experts in their field, I caught up with Jack Appleman. He’s a proponent of clarity and communication – and he wants people who write for business to just do it a bit better. Being able to get your ideas acros... 5 Tips for Better Buying [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/30052/5-Tips-for-Better-Buying--Video- Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:52:33 GMT Here are 5 tips for better project procurement. To get more details on any of these tips, you can read this article. Feel free to share! How To Motivate Your Team https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/29584/How-To-Motivate-Your-Team Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT One of the issues I hear often is that project managers don’t have the resources to motivate and reward their teams. Well, I say that you can, if you focus on the right things. Achievement, recognition, the work itself, responsibility, advancement and growth. You can provide those for your pro... 3 Ways To Procure Without Competition https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/29549/3-Ways-To-Procure-Without-Competition Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:01 GMT Yes, there is such a thing! Not all project procurement processes have to be a struggle for who comes out top and a hugely competitive bidding event. Here are 3 project processes where there isn’t an element of competition. 1. Use a Preferred Supplier You probably know this already but y... 5 Conditions for Legal Contracts https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/29548/5-Conditions-for-Legal-Contracts Thu, 18 May 2017 12:00:02 GMT It has been a long time since I did AS Level Law aged 17, and I remember contract law being the less interesting part of the course. However, some of it is still relevant to my job today. For a contract to be legal, certain conditions have to be met. There are 5 conditions to fulfil before you can s...