Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:09:19 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. 7 Books to Improve Your Projects http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13651/ Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:44:44 GMT Looking for something to read over the summer? I’ve picked six of my top choices from this blog and one bonus review so that you can choose the right book to improve your projects over the summer holidays. Most  of them are available as ebooks so you don’t need to worry about we... Brushing Up On The Basics http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13361/ Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:54:25 GMT I’ve spent a lot of time going through the PwC Global PPM Survey recently and there are lots of things in there that project managers can take away. The most important message – and this won’t come as a surprise – is that “the PM community needs to brush up on the basic... Tools and Roles for Benefits Realisation Management http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13362/ Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:08:55 GMT I really liked what Carlos Serra had to say at last month’s PMI Global Congress EMEA about managing the project management benefits processes and I have a few more titbits from his presentation to share with you today. One of the things I find the hardest about project management methods i... How to Prioritise Projects When It's Not About Money http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13364/ Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:30:30 GMT Prioritising projects is pretty easy when you can look at the business case and see which one is going to bring you the most return financially. Whether you’re looking at sales, profit, return on investment or some other cost benefit analysis the great thing about money is that it is tangible ... 5 Considerations for New Vendor Relationships http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13363/ Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:32:14 GMT In this video I talk about the 5 things that you should consider before you start a new professional deal or relationship with a vendor. How can benefits realisation be managed? http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13260/ Mon, 25 May 2015 12:18:17 GMT Earlier this month I wrote about Carlos Serra’s presentation on benefits realisation at the PMI Global Congress EMEA in London. He had some great practical advice about managing the benefits realisation process, the highlights of which I’ll share with you now. Carlos talked about the... 3 Reasons Why Business Cases are Essential http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13254/ Sun, 24 May 2015 13:00:27 GMT In this video I discuss the three reasons why you should write a business case for your project, even if you work in an organisation that doesn't normally pay much heed to that kind of paperwork. Win a Project Management Training Course http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13205/ Wed, 20 May 2015 08:30:34 GMT Over at A Girl's Guide to Project Management I'm giving away a Fast Track training course: it's an introductory one-day course for people with very little experience or formal training. This community is full of experienced project managers - this course won't be for you, but if ... Benefits Realisation: The Basics Explained http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13159/ Fri, 15 May 2015 13:04:39 GMT Benefits can either be certain and quantifiable (like generating more money) or less quantifiable (like improving employee satisfaction), according to Carlos Serra, who presented on the topic at the PMI Global Congress EMEA 2015 in London this week. “Benefits are a result of action and beh... How mature is your portfolio (and does it matter)? http://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/13086/ Thu, 07 May 2015 14:00:58 GMT   The PwC Global PPM Survey talks about the different levels of portfolio maturity. There are five levels: Level 1: Tactical At this introductory level investment decisions are made locally, and based on a case-by-case analysis. There’s no overall resource management and resou...