Fri, 30 Oct 2020 08:32:01 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. How to Measure Schedule Performance [Infographic] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65840/How-to-Measure-Schedule-Performance--Infographic- Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:00:00 GMT Someone emailed me the other day asking about how to use percent complete to track progress on their project schedule. It’s not the worst way to measure performance, but as I’ve got more experienced at putting schedules together, and the work I do is more uncertain, I’ve got less i... Interoperability: The key to efficient working https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65839/Interoperability--The-key-to-efficient-working Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:00:00 GMT We’re using more and more tools now – companies that didn’t previously have online collaboration tools are now signed up to an annual subscription, so even if you can now get into your workplace, a lot of project management teams are still working virtually. There are changes th... What do you do when you can't track project cost? [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65837/What-do-you-do-when-you-can-t-track-project-cost---Video-- Mon, 05 Oct 2020 12:00:00 GMT What happens when you can’t track project cost? This happens when other people are spending your project budget and not letting you know where it is going. The first you hear about resources being acquired or a deal being signed is when the invoice gets passed to you from Finance with a big... Risk Identification: How to Do It https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65838/Risk-Identification--How-to-Do-It Sat, 26 Sep 2020 16:41:14 GMT This article is part seven of my look into project risk management, and today the topic is project risk identification. Read part 1 here: An introduction to risk management Read part 2 here: Trends and Emerging Practices in Project Risk Management (Part A) Read part 3 here: Trends and Emerg... How to Make a Benefits Dependency Map [Infographic] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65836/How-to-Make-a-Benefits-Dependency-Map--Infographic- Tue, 22 Sep 2020 13:00:00 GMT Benefits management: I wish we spent more time on this as I think it would help the wider project management community deliver more successfully. We’d know what success looked like, for a start. And we would hopefully work on fewer vanity projects because they would be weeded out – only ... Digital working: It's not all about the tools https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65835/Digital-working--It-s-not-all-about-the-tools Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:00:00 GMT Disruptive technologies such as big data are hitting businesses across all functional areas, not just project management. And with the recent uptake of collaboration tools for virtual teams because we haven’t been able to get into offices in the way we could before, it’s even more import... What goes into a project risk management plan? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65834/What-goes-into-a-project-risk-management-plan- Tue, 08 Sep 2020 12:00:00 GMT This article is part six of my look into project risk management, and today the topic is the project risk management plan. Read part 1 here: An introduction to risk management Read part 2 here: Trends and Emerging Practices in Project Risk Management (Part A) Read part 3 here: Trends and Em... How to Handle Management Reserves [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65833/How-to-Handle-Management-Reserves--Video-- Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:00:00 GMT Ah, the mythical management reserve. This hits project managers who have sponsors that are poor at following through on their promises. The sponsor says that there is some kind of ‘contingency’ or ‘management reserve’ that can be spent at their discretion if required, say, in... 5 Productivity Tips [Infographic] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65371/5-Productivity-Tips--Infographic- Tue, 25 Aug 2020 12:00:00 GMT We all have the same number of hours in the day, so how come some people seem to get more done? Well, there is no magic secret. They probably are just very good at focusing and prioritising their work. They get more done – or at least, they appear to – by doing the right things. Th... Tech Trends: Analytics https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/65370/Tech-Trends--Analytics Mon, 17 Aug 2020 12:00:00 GMT Data is a differentiator. Companies that can capture what customers buy, like, and use can interrogate that data to provide insights that help them stay ahead of the curve. Big data is the term given to the storage and analysis of workplace data for the purpose of creating meaningful management info...