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Cost Estimation for Projects: How to Estimate Accurately

Good cost estimation is essential for keeping a project under budget. Many costs can appear over the life cycle of a project, and an accurate estimation method can be the difference between a successful plan and a failed one. Estimation, however, is easier said than done. An Overview of Cost Estimation.

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Project Budgeting: An Interview with Sol Benady

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I talked to him in the Project Management Club on Clubhouse about project financial management and handling budgets. 5 Tips for Managing a Project Budget. We know that keeping on top of your budget is key when it comes to managing projects. So we asked Sol his top tips for budgeting: 1. Use a budget template.

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Hard Costs vs Soft Costs in Construction: Definitions & Examples

It’s not easy for construction companies to make accurate budget forecasts. But creating a detailed budget is key to successful construction project management. To create a realistic budget, you need to know the difference between these two costs. When it comes to budgeting, hard costs are easier to estimate.

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What Is a Capital Improvement Plan & How to Create One

That creates a dilemma: how to spend their budget. A capital improvement plan (CIP) is used by organizations to make smart budgeting decisions on which large projects or purchases to pursue. This is a tool used more often by public entities such as local governments for major public expenditures.

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Cost Management Basics

Cost management is the process by which one plans and manages the budget of a business or project. In the case of a project, it helps the project manager estimate what the project will cost and set in place controls by which they can reduce the chance of the project going over budget. Cost Management Overview.

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What Is Lean Portfolio Management? A Quick Guide

Lean portfolio management is a process by which strategy is aligned with execution using a lean approach and agile portfolio operations and governance. Portfolio management teams learn about enterprise strategy and how to execute that strategy by allocating the budget. This requires accurate estimates of resources.

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Project Contingency: The Ultimate Guide

Rebel’s Guide to PM

You wouldn’t believe the number of project managers I speak to on mentoring calls who struggle to get their budget approved. If you’re wondering what budget contingency is, then you have come to the right place. Only 62% of projects complete within their original budget, according to PMI’s 2021 figures. Not least: is it enough?