Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:24:20 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. In Memoriam: Wilhelm Kross 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) 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 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) 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) 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? 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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:21:06 GMT You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? Well, at 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... 7 Reasons to crash your schedule Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:43:36 GMT Crashing your schedule is hard work and not something that is advisable in many cases. So why would you do it? Here are 7 reasons why schedule crashing might be the right thing to do. 1. To get the greatest schedule compression The main reason for crashing your schedule is to get the project... 10 Expert Tips for Project Budgets Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:27:59 GMT 5 Steps for Make or Buy Analysis (video) Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:06:09 GMT