Fri, 23 Feb 2024 02:40:27 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 RebelsGuideToPM.com. The Evolving Landscape of Benefits Realisation https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76178/the-evolving-landscape-of-benefits-realisation Mon, 19 Feb 2024 13:00:00 GMT In December I wrote about benefits realisation and management, and how you get started in a simple way. That prompted a fantastic question from Markus:   Reflecting on your thoughts about the growing emphasis on benefits management in project management, it's clear that there's a ... 5 Challenges of Integrating Sustainability into Project Plans https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76177/5-challenges-of-integrating-sustainability-into-project-plans Tue, 13 Feb 2024 13:00:00 GMT Back in December I wrote about how to reduce your project’s carbon footprint by taking sustainability into account during the management of the work. There were some really interesting comments on the article, and one of the questions was: What challenges might project managers face in ... Challenges that arise from implementing alternative metrics https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76176/challenges-that-arise-from-implementing-alternative-metrics Mon, 05 Feb 2024 13:00:00 GMT We’re all familiar with the standard ways of measuring progress and project success. You might use earned value, or burndown charts or even percent complete. There are other metrics we can build into our project management practice, and over the last few weeks I’ve been exploring them... Stakeholders: how to improve engagement https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76175/stakeholders--how-to-improve-engagement Mon, 29 Jan 2024 13:00:00 GMT Every stakeholder on your project is going to come to the work with a different level of engagement. That level of engagement is going to depend on lots of things, like: How busy they are What other projects they are working on and the priorities of those projects Their level of understand... How to reduce your project's carbon footprint https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76174/how-to-reduce-your-project-s-carbon-footprint Wed, 24 Jan 2024 13:00:00 GMT In December I looked at how to reduce your project’s carbon footprint and provided a few ideas you could take into consideration when you’re working on a project. One of the questions I got asked on that article was how have I seen these sustainability practices implemented effectivel... How to Use Alternative Metrics https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/76173/how-to-use-alternative-metrics Mon, 22 Jan 2024 20:46:34 GMT Last month I looked at a range of alternative metrics for assessing success. One of the comments on that article asked how, on reflection, had I seen these or other alternative metrics implemented effectively. It also asked whether there were challenges that might arise integrating alternative metri... Benefits Management: How do you do it? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/75855/benefits-management--how-do-you-do-it-- Mon, 18 Dec 2023 13:00:00 GMT I’m working with organisations who are putting a lot of thought into benefit management at the moment – more thought than I’ve ever seen in past years. I know benefits management has always been something to consider on projects, but how many project/leaders/organisations actually ... How to reduce your project's carbon footprint https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/75854/how-to-reduce-your-project-s-carbon-footprint Mon, 11 Dec 2023 13:00:00 GMT The sustainability agenda is something all aspects of business are thinking about, and project management is no exception. We all need to be working towards creating a more sustainable future, and making the right choices on our projects is definitely one way to do that. The first step is to mak... 7 Alternative Metrics for Assessing Success https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/75853/7-alternative-metrics-for-assessing-success Fri, 08 Dec 2023 18:04:16 GMT We’ve all got metrics we use to assess project success: cycle time, earned value and so on. As the year ends, maybe it’s time to look at some other measures we could use that might be a bit more… dare I say… interesting? Below, I’ve suggested 7 alternative metrics... Testing ChatGPT! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/75521/testing-chatgpt- Tue, 14 Nov 2023 13:00:00 GMT I was inspired to do the Generative AI for Project Managers course (which is currently free, and definitely worth looking at on the PMI website) and from there, to sign up for a ChatGPT account. In parallel to that, I was asked to deliver a webinar on AI-proofing your career (spoiler alert: AI takes...