Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:57:18 GMT The Money Files http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/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. How to demo your project deliverables http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/10791/ Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:12:13 GMT Demos and prototypes save your project time and money because you can get early feedback. I’ve talked about that before (in this video) but a couple of people have asked me for some more tips around setting up demos. And I’m very happy to oblige. Let’s get on with it then, shal... Project Cost Management: An Overview http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/10790/ Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:53:06 GMT Project cost management is an important part of managing a project: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – Fifth Edition (PMBOK Guide®) devotes over 30 pages to it. But where do you start? It’s a daunting subject because somehow managing money seems much more difficult... What you need to know about your project supplier http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/10789/ Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:34:33 GMT When you are preparing to select a new supplier for your project you want to make sure that they are a good fit for you and your organisation. As well as the cost management aspects of getting a quote and setting up a procurement process to select a vendor, there are some other things to consider wh... In Memoriam: Wilhelm Kross http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/10754/ Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:42:01 GMT I was really sorry to read in PMI Today that Wilhelm Kross had passed away. He was kind enough to let me interview him only last year and I was impressed by the depth of his knowledge. His desire to improve things in project management came through really strongly and he was an active member of PMI ... Get the most out of a conference (video) http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/10720/ Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:41:37 GMT In this video I share 4 tips to help you get the best out of attending a project management conference. How to handle out of hours work http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/10594/ Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:18:19 GMT Projects often require out of hours work. That means someone staying late or working over the weekend (or in other non-normal working time) to complete project tasks. It happens in many industries: in IT for example you can’t always make changes to systems during working hours as it stops the ... How to read a bridge (and use one on your project) http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/7844/ Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:20:28 GMT A bridge is a way of displaying financial information in visual format. You might also know it is as a waterfall chart, or ‘the one with the flying bricks that looks like something from Mario’. It’s just a way of showing how an initial position has been affected by subsequent chang... What recruiters want from project managers (and what the project management industry thinks they want) http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/7821/ Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:06:23 GMT What do employers want from project managers? If you are in the market for a new job, then a study in Project Management Journal* may give you the answer. The researchers looked at over 760 jobs and documented what recruiters were asking for. What came out on top might surprise you. The top 5 sk... How much do you cost your project? http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/7798/ Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:41:44 GMT Have you ever sat in a meeting that has started late and wondered how much money it has cost the company to have all those subject matter experts sitting around doing nothing? If you haven’t, maybe you should. It would certainly encourage you to be more efficient in meetings! Whether you d... Easy illustrations for your project meetings http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/7790/ Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:21:06 GMT You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? Well, at ProjectManagement.com this month we are really testing that theory with the features on visual project management. And not wanting to miss out, I thought I would share some drawing tips with you. Drawing? If you are thinking now...