Sat, 28 May 2016 20:38:57 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. 5 Questions To Ask During Benefits Identification http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/20687/ Sat, 28 May 2016 10:57:42 GMT PMI has recently released a new Pulse report that goes deep into the topic of benefits realisation, specifically around benefits identification. The introduction to that report says it’s the first in a series of deep dives into the project management area that is benefits. The report calls ... How To Keep PMO Costs Down http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/20367/ Thu, 26 May 2016 04:00:02 GMT In this video I talk about how to keep the costs of your Project Management Office down - or at least under consideration! What You Need To Know About Individuals For A Resource Pool http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/20451/ Fri, 20 May 2016 06:10:16 GMT An enterprise resource pool is a great way to track and manage the people available to work on projects. It’s often set up by the Project Management Office and used to work out who is going to be a good fit for the skill needs of a new project. Setting one up doesn’t have to be a big ... 10 Things I'm Hoping To Get From PMI EMEA http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/20366/ Fri, 06 May 2016 12:52:36 GMT   I’m off to Barcelona very, very soon, to get ready for the PMI Global Congress EMEA which is happening next week. Here are the 10 things I am most looking forward to. 1. Great Networking I’ve already arranged lunch with someone I’ve ‘met’ here on Proj... Book Review: Project Think http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/19601/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT A Russian spy, Ivan Petroff, infiltrated the white House disguised as a rat exterminator and stole a top-secret document. Three people witnessed Ivan Petroff inside the White House. Whose description of the spy is most probable? a) White House bartended Mick Mousy described the exterminator as a ... 7 Key Concepts For Controlling Quality http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/19598/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT You can’t control quality without understanding some of the concepts behind statistical quality control. Here are 7 concepts that are important for managing quality on projects. 1. Population Whether it’s widgets, people or processes, population refers to the lot of them. It’... Should You Let Your Team Work From Home? http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/19599/ Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:00:23 GMT I’ll come straight out and say it: I’m in the Yes camp. I believe that you should let your team work from home. There are so many benefits for individuals, families and, by virtue of the fact that workers are happier, employers and managers too. Let me explain why I’m a believer... Project Filing: Sorting Out Your Financial Papers [Video] http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/19600/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 03:59:56 GMT Keep the records on paper? Electronically? Or shred them? This video will tell you what project financial paperwork you need to keep (and how) and what you can destroy. 3 Levels of Quality http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/19004/ Wed, 23 Mar 2016 04:00:02 GMT Because quality costs money… In their book, Project-Driven Creation, Jo Bos, Ernst Harting and Marlet Hesslelink write about the 3 levels of quality. “When is the project result good enough?” they write.  “Countless projects are deemed failures because when the resul... Project Finances in the Execution Stage [Video] http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/19001/ Wed, 16 Mar 2016 03:59:44 GMT   Here’s a summary of what’s covered in the video. During project execution you are putting your plan into action. Part of the monitoring and controlling of your project is to make sure that you understand how much work has been carried out so that you can work out the cos...