Project Workbook + Budget Templates [Black Friday Flash Sale]

Girl's Guide to PM

Lots of people have been asking me for a budget template, and I’ve finally got one ready for you! Project Communication on a Budget How do you communicate what you are working on when you don't have any money for fancy marketing materials?

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What is the Management Reserve for Project Budgets?

Project Risk Coach

How to budget for the unknown unknown risks Have you ever had a budget crisis due to the lack of a management reserve? You look at your budget, but you don’t have the funds to handle this work. Project Budget = Cost Baseline + Management Reserve.

Make Budgeting and Invoicing Easier with Time Tracking Software


Even budgeting and invoicing […]. Product Updates Productivity Project Management accounting budget budgeting invoice invoicing time tracking time tracking softwareWhen it comes to numbers, well, not everyone likes them.

Software Review: [2016]

Girl's Guide to PM

Click on Create a new Project and enter the project details – including the rate for resources and the project budget. Other Features: Timesheets and Budgets. General information. I last reviewed in 2013. Time to revisit the software and see what has changed.

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Digital PM Summit 12th – 15th Oct 2016, San Antonio

The Digital Project Manager

If you’re wondering how to spend your digital project management training budget this year, look no further than this year’s Digital PM Summit. The post Digital PM Summit 12th – 15th Oct 2016, San Antonio appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Posted in General. Set in sunny San Antonio, it’s the place to make new #dpm buddies and mingle with 350 like minded peeps.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Ways to Reduce Costs with Project Management Software


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Stressed project manager? 10 tips to get your PM mojo back

The Digital Project Manager

We’re responsible for delivery on time, on budget and scope but. Are you a stressed project manager? Not surprisingly, project management can be incredibly stressful. The post Stressed project manager? 10 tips to get your PM mojo back appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

2016 189

My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Project Risk Coach

Approximately 42,000 visitors came to The Project Risk Coach in 2016, up from 33,000 visitors in 2015. Top Blog Posts for 2016. How to Determine Project Budget Reserves – 3,091. Please Take My Reader Survey for 2016. Reader Survey 2016.

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10 tips for project success: stay positive

The Digital Project Manager

A disaster like this can very quickly undo all your previous hard work and have a huge timeline and budget implication. Posted in General Ten Tops Tips. No matter how well you do the right things at the right time, the truth is, a project tragedy is always just around the corner.

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A Project Manager Needs Time To Think

Arras People

A project manager has obligations such as delivering status reports, monitoring and amending the schedule, managing budget, risk, change.

2016 230

Top Ten Things Every New Project Manager Should Do

Arras People

The big four are tasks, time, budget, and people You also need to think about materials, assets and other resources. Now you have started to implement your project, it’s easy to be caught n the whirlwind of supporting staff, monitoring deliverables, chasing up risks, and tracking budgets.

2016 218

The 5 Skills You Need For Managing Complex Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Tera Simon spoke about this at the Digital Project Management Summit 2016. Budget and other constraints. Finally there might be other constraints including around the budget that increase complexity. Sometimes projects can seem a bit overwhelming.

2016 282

Differentating Between Project Managers

Arras People

Yet when we talk to project managers about project management in their organisation – a lot talk about the different tiers, or grades of project managers that exist based on indicators like amount of budget managed, size of the team, how complex the project is etc.

2016 187

Applying for Project Management Jobs at the Right Level

Arras People

These are the contexts of the position so it makes sense that your CV will also include some context of your previous experience.For a project management CV that includes mentioning the budget, the size of the team and some narrative that reflects the complexities involved.

2016 182

How To Be An Estimating Superhero

Girl's Guide to PM

But none of these project managers calculated their confidence levels, and their sponsors had no idea how much risk they were assuming by approving their project budgets and schedules. I love things that make my job easier.

Thanking the GirlsGuideToPM Community (That’s You)

Girl's Guide to PM

For now, 2016 is coming to a close. has seen a 70% leap in users during 2016, 61% more page views and around 6,300 of you joined our newsletter community since January, meaning we’re now a little online gang of project managers numbering over 14k.

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Avoiding project change analysis denial of service!

Kiron Bondale

If so, the analysis effort itself should be approved, and the governance bodies should be apprised of the potential impacts of the analysis effort on remaining cost and schedule budgets.

2016 194

Why Clear Communication is Vital to Successful Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

When everyone on a project team keeps open lines of communication and makes sure everyone is on the same page, up to 80% of projects are completed successfully and within the original allocated budget. Today I’m sharing an infographic from Brandeis University.

2016 264

7 Responses to a project in crisis

The Digital Project Manager

It can take the form of a minor oversight, or other times become a serious budget implication, leaving the outcome and your client teetering on the edge. Posted in General. Even when a project appears to be going well, there can be a roadblock hidden around the corner.

2016 173

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

On schedule, on budget and to specification. After all, if following a process impacts your schedule, budget or scope, this is a major decision and passes out of your hands. Option 2: Following the process and delaying the project or increasing the budget.

Does Size Matter?

Arras People

It is highly unlikely that this volume will impact the pricing that a “super agency” can deliver over a twelve month period for your total recruitment budget if it was excluded!

2016 189

Free Professional Development in London in October

Arras People

There’s no point spending large budgets on ‘delivering’ new systems if the additional work isn’t done so that people feel comfortable using them. It’s back in London next month – Project Challenge – the seminar and exhibition show at London’s Olympia.

2016 204

The Causes of Conflict On Project Teams

Girl's Guide to PM

Miscommunication and misunderstandings in the team came in at 12%, followed by budget issues and responses to change both taking 9% of the responses. Projects can be a hotbed of conflict.

2016 274

Resource and Time Management

Arras People

After all, many organisations still want to see exactly what their people are working on but it’s not without its problems… In 2015, just under a third of projects managed by companies were delivered on time and within budget, according to Standish Group.

2016 191

Empathy Mapping

Zen Project Management

So don't call it Budget Approver, call her Laura. I ran an exercise at the beginning of a new project last week; Empathy Mapping. This is part of an overall approach of using Design Thinking along with agile development. The idea to empathy mapping is to get to understand your users.

2016 169

Human Resources needs to be part of your company’s agile transformation!

Kiron Bondale

Traditional recognition programs reward individual performance with team celebration or recognition getting short shrift when it comes to budgets.

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4 Tips for Avoiding Bad Project Management Habits


Taking into account realistic time expectations, your team’s availability, budget constraints, etc., As a project manager, forming good work habits is essential for running a high-performing team.

2016 217

Paying down technical debt should be like fixing ball marks on a golf green

Kiron Bondale

Assuming a fixed budget, the more the organization spends on keeping the lights running, the less is available to deliver change. Most companies have a fixed human and financial capacity for project work, especially if for internal work.

2016 158

The Best Free Project Management Resources


According to a study by led by McKinsey & Company in conjunction with the University of Oxford, a total of 45% of projects run over budget, 7% run late, and a whopping 56% of projects fail to meet initial expectations. Completing all tasks within a given timeframe and budget.

2016 161

Business Acumen for Project Managers [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

Action: Talk to Finance about how best to manage your project budget. ‘Business acumen’ is one of those skills that you see on role profiles for jobs. It’s also something mentioned in the standards for professional project management bodies.

2016 260

Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles


By closely analyzing and estimating the amount of time it should take for each event to be completed, the manager can then easily create realistic timelines and budgets for those aspects of the project. Getting your team organized around a project is often easier said than done.

2016 170

First Place Position, Thanks to Dashboard Indicators

Arras People

The user can also see if the budget is under control or if deadlines are met. In this guest post, Anne-Sophie Wurm from Genius Project gives some smart advice on what to consider when it comes to dashboard reporting in your project organisation. You’re driving.

2016 177

How Will the Overhaul of Public Sector PSC Contracting Affect Me?

Arras People

The 2016 Budget announcement in mid-March showed a £400m overhaul of public sector PSC contracting. The new guidance will mean contractors who work through a personal service company will now be liable for tax and IR35.

2016 139

When is a Good Time to Look for a New Project Manager?

Arras People

Unused or new budgets may also be a factor although this is hard to tell. A recent anecdote, recounted by a colleague, highlighted how little energy can be put into resource management in project organisations.

2016 166

2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

The introduction of the apprenticeship levy in the UK next year may well have a significant impact on training budgets even in mid-sized firms.

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True agility requires ruthless prioritization

Kiron Bondale

Through the economic vicissitudes of the past decade, organizations have got better at ensuring their portfolio spend fits enterprise budgets for project work, but most companies still haven’t solved the problem of how many projects should they have active at any given time.

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Book Review – Managing Project Uncertainty

Arras People

While you can’t always anticipate uncertainty, let alone the ultimate degree of difficulty it creates in your project, you can – on the other hand – adapt, especially in a world of cost-effective budget management.

2016 155

What they weren’t telling you when you took over that project…

Kiron Bondale

We are a little over budget : The project has a cost variance which cannot be absorbed, metrics are likely not in place to quantify how big the problem is, and everyone involved is in denial. Lemon.

2016 158

Looking for a New Project Management Job?

Arras People

Is there a budget for a PM within the funds? The most important step to take before you commence looking for a new role is understanding yourself.

2016 170

Should I Choose PMI’s PMP?

Arras People

So clients tend to look at the type of projects previously managed before – in terms of how risky, how much budget, how complex etc. Last week I was interviewed by a writer from GetApp, which is owned by Gartner Research and is the largest independent SaaS marketplace.

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