How well do we match our project portfolio ambitions with our ability to deliver? There are some considerations that a project organization should be assessing as it builds its annual budget and business plan.
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During a Crisis, managing projects become extremely critical as we may experience Cost & Schedule overruns, unidentified Changes & Risks that creates an imbalance. Focusing on Priority Knowledge areas of PMBOK during a crisis, helps us stay aligned to the Program GOAL's & the Organization Targets. An approach to consolidate the projects of a Program or a Portfolio in a single shell will be my call during this webinar - with my personalized model that can give an "Effective Approach".
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This template is meant to guide the preparation of a financial management plan for a project. Generally, these types of plans are used in construction projects with long-time execution, such as EPC projects. Depending on the type of project and the delivery method, this template must be adapted according to the contractual requirements and company standards.
Organizations plan portfolios based on the available funds for discretionary investments. However, that can get complex quickly. As a result, organizations usually have less money available than they think. This worksheet helps identify the point at which the available funds run dry.
This task management log can be used to organize and prioritize a set of activities that need to be completed by an assigned owner on a project. Keep track of project owners, priority, budget, estimated hours and more.
While actively participating in mentorship during a project with a local design/build firm, this practitioner compiled an overview of the project management process as detailed in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Use this overview with other project managers as a tool to reference in your day-to-day PM activities (as well as share with new project managers).
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The attention paid to recording the recent project past can sometimes sound like a captain reading from a ship’s log—a very boring register that no one will ever want to read again. Instead, focus on the future.
As operating costs and demand care continues to soar, it has become imperative to minimize financial risk in healthcare design projects. Here are four strategies that emphasize ongoing prioritization, repurposing, and collaborative delivery.
The growth of agile and the increasing pace of all forms of project delivery have meant that the triple constraint is no longer the thing we all have to tattoo on our brains. But it is still important, and it is still heavily misunderstood. If it’s not helping, then it needs to adapt—and a new variable can help.
Question: Due to my success as a project manager in the traditional marketplace, I have opened my own business as a contractor for unique projects. I’m having some trouble with the financial side of things. How can I make sure I’m covering my own expenses and profit, while also protecting my customers from feeling uncertain about the cost for my services?
Organizations are recognizing that they need to go beyond the traditional metrics of scope, schedule and budget to determine project success—but those metrics still matter as indicators of how effective and efficient a company’s planning approach is.
In order to build accurate project budgets, a project manager must determine what costs they are responsible for managing as part of the project’s execution. Don't forget these types of costs, estimating techniques and calculations the next time you need to estimate a budget.
This article explains the cost pulse check process in IT project management, along with some examples and best practices a project manager can adopt to manage and represent financials realistically.
The goal of any project is to satisfy key stakeholders. But what is a stakeholder, and what is meant by "key stakeholder"? This series continues to help build a foundation of project management knowledge as it also looks at the triple constraint.
Running projects for a not-for-profit organization is a wonderfully worthwhile endeavor. Here are 10 ways you can keep costs off your budget and still deliver value.
Question: Due to major cutbacks at my organization, I have been asked to work on getting new software that we need to update. In the past, we had a procurement department to do this. Since they were all let go, finances are at a low level for us. How can I quickly get myself up to speed so that I lower the company risk when we sign a new software contract?