Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:59:38 GMT 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 Places To Look for Project Suppliers Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:59:58 GMT If I want to buy something, I end up browsing Amazon first. I might end up purchasing from somewhere else, but I tend to use Amazon as my shop window. You can’t do that with project procurement. I can’t search for ‘buy ERP system’ or hunt around in Amazon for a data center... 4 Tools for Project Cost Control (and where to use them in the project life cycle) - Video Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:59:56 GMT 5 Questions For Your Project Supplier Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:59:57 GMT If your project needs you to work with a supplier, you’ll most likely go through an exercise to establish who to secure a contract with. Finding the right third party vendor for your project is a huge factor when it comes to a successful delivery. Making the wrong choice can be devastating if ... 5 Surprising Ways To Add Costs To Your Project Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:21:18 GMT I know that project cost is an issue for most businesses. Here are some ways that you might be unwittingly making your project cost more than necessary. 1. Excess Inventory Inventory is the equipment or stock that you use on your project. If you are building a hotel, your inventory will includ... 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 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:59:59 GMT Craig Kilford (pictured below), the brains behind, 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] 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)? 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 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] 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.