Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:15:21 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. 5 Contract Terms You Should Know [Video] https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/33562/5-Contract-Terms-You-Should-Know--Video- Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT In this video I share 5 contract terms that you should know. Remember, this isn't legal advice (and it's good to get some of that prior to any contract) but understanding common procurement terminology will help you manage your supplier relationships more effectively.   EVM Round Up https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/33419/EVM-Round-Up Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:00:02 GMT Over the years I’ve written quite a lot about Earned Value management on this blog so I thought it was time to make an easy ‘go to’ guide that brings all of those ideas and resources together. Here’s my round up of reads about EV: bookmark this for when you’ve got a ... How To Manage Using Artificial Intelligence https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/33292/How-To-Manage-Using-Artificial-Intelligence Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:59:35 GMT I’ve been thinking about a webinar I’m putting together and Artificial Intelligence is on the topic list to discuss during that session. It’s a trend that project managers and business leaders can’t afford to ignore, but it’s not yet clear to me how it will help busi... Project Reporting by Role https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32653/Project-Reporting-by-Role Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:00:07 GMT Or: Who Does What When It Comes To Project KPI Reporting So many KPIs, so little time! There are reporting requirements at every step of the project and at all points in the hierarchy. Not sure who on the team should be involved in what kind of progress tracking? Here are some pointers for who sh... How To Deliver When Your Project Budget is Cut https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32652/How-To-Deliver-When-Your-Project-Budget-is-Cut Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:01 GMT Budget cuts… this is something every project manager faces at some time in their career. Your healthy budget of whatever is suddenly subject to scrutiny because your sponsor’s department has been told to find savings of X% and all projects are at risk. Then you find that your project... 5 Differences Between Project Accounting & Financial Accounting https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32654/5-Differences-Between-Project-Accounting---Financial-Accounting Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMT In this video I share 5 differences between what it means to do accounting on your project (and manage the financials/budget) and how financial accounting can work. Understanding these differences makes it easier for you to work with your Finance teams and run your project budgeting processes. How To Manage A Project Audit https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/32651/How-To-Manage-A-Project-Audit Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:44:40 GMT So your project is being audited? Lucky you! There’s quite a lot to think about if this is happening to your project, whether the audit is a formal thing or whether you’ve been selected as the project that’s being scrutinised by the PMO this month as part of an informal ongoing rev... Ask The Expert: Entrepreneurship at Work with Chris Cook https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31924/Ask-The-Expert--Entrepreneurship-at-Work-with-Chris-Cook Wed, 30 Aug 2017 03:59:57 GMT In this instalment of my irregular column chatting to expert project managers, I caught up with Chris Cook. Chris is the author of a new book, The Entrepreneurial Project Manager. It talks about how you can improve your skills to take a cutting-edge approach to project management, as an entrepreneur... Book Review: Writing Proposals: A Handbook of What Makes Your Project Right for Funding https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31925/Book-Review--Writing-Proposals--A-Handbook-of-What-Makes-Your-Project-Right-for-Funding Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:00:01 GMT I’ve been catching up on some reading over the summer, and Edoardo Binda Zane’s book, Writing Proposals: A Handbook of What Makes Your Project Right for Funding, has come to the top of the pile. It’s a book about how to write a compelling argument for getting cash to do your pro... Moving to EVM: Getting Buy In https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/31926/Moving-to-EVM--Getting-Buy-In Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:12:38 GMT So you want to move to using earned value. As a way of communicating project status, the charts are visual, the picture becomes clear and it’s a great way of explaining progress. Once you understand what you are looking at then you can get a great deal of information from a single report. H...