Wed, 25 Jan 2017 01:16:16 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. How To Build A Project Scorecard https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/26027/How-To-Build-A-Project-Scorecard Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:59:57 GMT How do you track the KPIs for your project? If it’s a short project with only a handful of metrics, maybe you don’t. But for larger projects, or those with many moving parts, it’s handy to be able to monitor progress against a selection of measures that you have agreed with your... Facebook: A Professional Tool for Engagement? Training Companies Think So https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/25719/Facebook--A-Professional-Tool-for-Engagement--Training-Companies-Think-So Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:59:59 GMT Craig Kilford (pictured below), the brains behind CourseConductor.com, published an infographic recently that shows how social project management training companies are. The research team (I’m guessing Craig didn’t visit 1793 websites by himself) found that Facebook is far and away th... 5 Quick Estimating Tips [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/25715/5-Quick-Estimating-Tips--Video- Mon, 09 Jan 2017 04:59:59 GMT Here are 5 quick tips to help you with project estimating. For a more in-depth look at some of these points, check out this article on project estimating. How Do You Use PM Tools (And How Much Do They Cost You)? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/25716/How-Do-You-Use-PM-Tools--And-How-Much-Do-They-Cost-You-- Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:01:48 GMT A recent survey by GetApp, an online research company, sheds a bit of light on what’s really going on with project management software tools – which regular readers will know is a topic close to my heart. I found the results interesting and here I’ve picked out a few to comment ... 16 Red Flags To Look for in Business Cases https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/24153/16-Red-Flags-To-Look-for-in-Business-Cases Thu, 29 Dec 2016 04:59:57 GMT You’ve taken over a new project and you’re reviewing the business case. Or perhaps your sponsor has asked you to pick up a new project and you’re looking over the business case to see what you need to get started with. In his book, Business Leadership for IT Projects, Gary Lloyd... 5 Costs That Could Cost Your Project [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/24616/5-Costs-That-Could-Cost-Your-Project--Video- Mon, 12 Dec 2016 04:59:59 GMT In this video I look at 5 costs that you might not immediately think of but that could have a drastic impact on the profitability of your project.   5 Reasons Why You Need A Resource Management Strategy https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/24154/5-Reasons-Why-You-Need-A-Resource-Management-Strategy Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:59:57 GMT I've been thinking a lot about resource management recently, and I put together this infographic-esque breakdown of 5 of the reasons you really need a resource management strategy on your projects. There are more than 5 reasons, but I couldn't fit them on! For another couple, check out this ... Project Management for SME's [Book Review] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/24149/Project-Management-for-SME-s--Book-Review- Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:59:56 GMT I often hear that it’s too expensive, bothersome or simply pointless to introduce project management into small companies. Owning a small company myself, I know that is categorically not true. When you have limited time, limited resources and above all limited funding, you absolutely need t... The Questions Your Sponsor Should Be Asking About Earned Value https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/23728/The-Questions-Your-Sponsor-Should-Be-Asking-About-Earned-Value Mon, 28 Nov 2016 04:59:59 GMT In his book, Business Leadership for IT Projects, Gary Lloyd goes into Earned Value in some depth – enough for business leaders to understand what it is and how it can be used to provide a reality check on project performance. He warns against ‘earned value complacency’, which i... How Do Companies Measure Project Manager's Success? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog//blog-post/23727/How-Do-Companies-Measure-Project-Manager-s-Success- Mon, 21 Nov 2016 04:59:59 GMT According to recruitment company Robert Half, interim project managers are in high demand. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, interim is a bit like contract but generally longer term and more invested (contractors, feel free to call me out on that if you don’t agree!). ...