Sun, 18 Aug 2019 07:06:08 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. 3 Ways to Create a Project Budget [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55205/3-Ways-to-Create-a-Project-Budget--Video-- Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:59:56 GMT My favourite way of creating a project budget is to first ask how much money I’ve got, and then go from there :) I know it’s not the best way – or even the most ‘project management-y’ way – but sometimes it’s worth cutting to the bottom line and using tha... Deep Dive: Project Scope Management Part 2: Collect Requirements https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55206/Deep-Dive--Project-Scope-Management-Part-2--Collect-Requirements Thu, 08 Aug 2019 12:59:54 GMT It’s time for part 2 of our journey through the Scope Management Knowledge Area from the PMBOK Guide®-- Sixth Edition. Today, it’s the turn of the Collect Requirements process. This process happens early in the project so that everyone has clarity on what the project is supposed to d... How To Measure Project Performance https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55204/How-To-Measure-Project-Performance Thu, 01 Aug 2019 12:59:55 GMT We need to measure project performance to see if the project is on track. The graphic below shares some ideas on the different ways you can measure work performance. None of these suggestions is better than any other – they are all appropriate for different projects, environments and levels... 7 Things to Include in a Business Case [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54660/7-Things-to-Include-in-a-Business-Case--Video-- Wed, 24 Jul 2019 12:59:55 GMT You’ve got a new project… and new sponsor asking for input into the business case. This video gives you a quick refresher on the top 7 things that you should include in the business case. Include these elements to help you business case sail through the approval process! Dates Every Budget Holder Should Know https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54663/Dates-Every-Budget-Holder-Should-Know Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:00:02 GMT When you’re managing a project budget, there are some key dates you should know! These general accounting dates can be laid over your project schedule so you don’t miss any major financial milestones. 1. Year End Financial year end could be any time in the calendar year. I’ve... 4 Tools for Cost Control https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54662/4-Tools-for-Cost-Control Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:00:00 GMT Staying on top of your project expenses is really important if you want to bring the project in on budget. However, how you actually do that changes as you go through the project. You’ll want to take a different approach to cost control depending on where you are in the project and how you nee... Deep Dive: Project Scope Management Part 1: Plan Scope Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54661/Deep-Dive--Project-Scope-Management-Part-1--Plan-Scope-Management Tue, 02 Jul 2019 12:59:56 GMT It’s time to look at another project management Knowledge Area from the PMBOK Guide®-- Sixth Edition. This time, we’re diving into Project Scope Management. I’m going to be looking in detail at the major changes between the Fifth Edition and the current version. It feels like t... Does your project need insurance? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54257/Does-your-project-need-insurance- Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:59:58 GMT Insurance is something we think about naturally for our homes, cars and even our lives. But should you be considering it on your project too? Insurance is a risk response strategy to help you mitigate the impact of what might go wrong on your project. Typically, we do talk about positive and nega... 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...