Thu, 01 Dec 2022 05:55:03 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. The Planning Performance Domain & Cost Planning https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/73206/the-planning-performance-domain---cost-planning Tue, 15 Nov 2022 13:00:00 GMT The Planning performance domain in PMBOK 7 covers all things relevant to making sure the project is adequately planned. We want to address all the work required to deliver whatever the project is delivering, and to do so in an organised, thought-through way. Planning for the financial aspects of ... Mergers and acquisitions: The basics https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/73205/mergers-and-acquisitions--the-basics Mon, 07 Nov 2022 13:00:00 GMT I was contacted recently by a reader who wanted to know how to best prepare for starting work on a merger project. It wasn’t something she had done before, and while she wasn’t 100% responsible for the work, she wanted to feel a bit more confident going into some of the early discussions... 5 Reasons why your project needs a business case https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/73204/5-reasons-why-your-project-needs-a-business-case Wed, 02 Nov 2022 12:00:00 GMT How many of your projects got started just because someone said they should? When times are tough – and in the UK there is certainly a tightening of belts happening – we need to make sure we are working on the right projects. The pipeline is so important, and that’s why your bus... How to Prepare for a Project Manager Job Interview https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/73084/how-to-prepare-for-a-project-manager-job-interview Mon, 17 Oct 2022 12:00:00 GMT The market seems pretty buoyant at the moment for project management jobs: if you remember back, PMI predicted a while ago that the world would need many new project management roles filled to meet demand, and while I don’t have hard facts to back it up, anecdotally there seems to be a fair nu... 4 Ways to Mitigate Risk https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/73083/4-ways-to-mitigate-risk Tue, 11 Oct 2022 12:00:00 GMT Once you’ve ticked ‘mitigate’ as your risk management approach, you then have to think up ways to actually do that. What could you do to make the impact or likelihood of the risk less? Here are 4 options for reducing the risk – they won’t work on every risk, but they ar... Writing better business cases https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/73082/writing-better-business-cases Mon, 03 Oct 2022 12:00:00 GMT The UK government (HM Treasury and the Welsh government) has developed the Better Business CasesTM model which as you can guess by the name, aims to help people write business cases that are better. The model has been around for a few years but I have only come across it recently. It prompts tea... 5 Signs of a High Priority Project https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72859/5-signs-of-a-high-priority-project Tue, 13 Sep 2022 12:00:00 GMT One of the issues with managing multiple projects is that everyone thinks their project is top priority and they all have to show some progress by the end of the month. I wrote a book about that (inspiringly called Managing Multiple Projects) and there are lots of things I could teach you about keep... 5 Ways to Make PMO Metrics Work Better https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72858/5-ways-to-make-pmo-metrics-work-better Wed, 07 Sep 2022 12:00:00 GMT You probably measure a range of things on your project. I’ve seen PMOs track number of open risks, projects closed this month and other numbers that are pretty much meaningless out of context. Here are 5 ways to make your metrics work better and give you more useful information, inspired by th... What metrics do PMOs measure? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72857/what-metrics-do-pmos-measure- Thu, 01 Sep 2022 12:00:00 GMT PMI and PwC did a survey on metrics and measurement on projects. You can read it online: Measuring What Matters. I had a conversation about measurements recently with a PMO leader who wanted to understand how best to talk about what her team did. So are there any insights in the report that will ... The State of Project Management Jobs in 2022 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/72745/the-state-of-project-management-jobs-in-2022 Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:00:00 GMT PMI has released a new 2022 jobs report, which provides some insights into how the profession is looking around the globe. It’s not terrible, which chimes with my own experience here in the UK. I often mentor project managers who are looking for jobs and after interview practice or a CV review...