Sun, 05 Jul 2020 07:16:04 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. Trends and Emerging Practices in Project Risk Management (Part A) https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64387/Trends-and-Emerging-Practices-in-Project-Risk-Management--Part-A- Tue, 30 Jun 2020 04:00:00 GMT This article is part two of my look into project risk management, and today we are diving into trends and emerging practices, as determined by the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. Read part 1 here: An introduction to risk management There are three risk-related trends that bear investig... Why are your governance processes failing? [Infographic] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64388/Why-are-your-governance-processes-failing---Infographic- Sat, 27 Jun 2020 04:00:00 GMT Are you finding it hard to get governance working right on your project? Governance, in the widest sense of the topic, is everything that helps you manage and control the project, so strong processes are part of that. And when your projects let you down, it’s impossible to provide the level... What tool do I use for tracking a project budget? [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64386/What-tool-do-I-use-for-tracking-a-project-budget---Video-- Thu, 25 Jun 2020 04:00:00 GMT If I had a pound for every time someone asked me what tool I use for tracking my project budget… Unfortunately, it’s one of those questions where the answer isn’t as clear cut as you might hope. In this video I talk through the challenge of choosing a tool and there’s a t... 5 Considerations for Project Testing https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/63683/5-Considerations-for-Project-Testing Mon, 22 Jun 2020 04:00:00 GMT The testing phase of a project is the time, in my experience, that the schedule gets squeezed. I’ve been on projects with an ‘official’ testing team made up of experienced, trained testers, and also worked on projects where the testing has been done by me. Yep. Not great. In most c... 5 Behaviours of Successful Project Managers https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/63680/5-Behaviours-of-Successful-Project-Managers Fri, 19 Jun 2020 20:39:35 GMT What makes a project manager successful? It’s no secret that it’s hundreds of small decisions and behavioural traits. I’ve been thinking recently, as I’m writing a new book, about the things I believe make the biggest difference. The infographic below isn’t based on ... What is ROI? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/63681/What-is-ROI-- Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:42:47 GMT Return on Investment. That’s a term you’ll have come across before, I’m sure. Let’s dig into what it means and how we can use it on projects. What’s the best ROI? Big. Big is best! The bigger the ROI, the better, so in terms of project selection, prioritise pro... How to stay afloat in times of organisational change [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/63682/How-to-stay-afloat-in-times-of-organisational-change--Video-- Sun, 14 Jun 2020 10:51:52 GMT In this video I look at 3 things you can do to help calm the overwhelm when the business seems to be changing around you more quickly than you can keep up! I talk about making sure change management, risk management and day to day operations on projects go as smoothly as possible, freeing you up ... 5 Tips for Project Closure https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/63684/5-Tips-for-Project-Closure Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:44:04 GMT Done? Great! It’s time to wrap up your project neatly. Here are some tips for closing down a project in a smooth and measured way. 1. Update your project schedule I’ve been guilty of not bothering to mark off the final tasks as complete. Who cares about them anyway? You know the... Project Risk Management: An Introduction https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/64385/Project-Risk-Management--An-Introduction Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:39:29 GMT What I like about the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition is that the language allows for scope to adapt the information to your own environment. For example, the definition of the project risk management Knowledge Area starts like this: Project Risk Management includes… which opens ... What is Expected Monetary Value? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/63679/What-is-Expected-Monetary-Value- Mon, 27 Apr 2020 13:00:00 GMT Expected Monetary Value is abbreviated to EMV, so you may also see it called that. It’s a concept that took me a while to get my head around, but it’s a useful measure to know when thinking about project cost management and project selection. The challenge I had with understanding ...