Operations, Finance, and Accounting for the Development of Software

Herding Cats

My boss was a crusty engineer with a long history of delivering products to the DOD that showed up on time and on budget and worked in the defense of the nation. A Scrum of people works very well when doing Scrum , but operations, finance, and accounting are not the same as writing software for money. A Scrum of cost accountants, planner, finance, and operations people is called Chaos.

Project Management Career Outlook – Growth Across Industries through 2027

Project Bliss

Finance and Insurance. They define scope, create budgets, coordinate resources, lead teams, and many other activities. Have you ever considered a career in project management? If so, I’ve got great news.

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Five Professions That Make Great Project Co-ordinators

Arras People

Finance. Not every project co-ordination position needs budget management experience but when the job does need it who better than someone who as a background with numbers.

What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

You need to understand risk and finances, and evaluate projects based on ROI. You’d also oversee budgeting and work with Finance and stakeholders to determine budget forecasts and projections for the year.

3 Team Techniques to Improve Cost Estimates

Project Risk Coach

Improve buy-in and support for your project budgets Do you ever feel like the Lone Ranger when trying to improve cost estimates? Not only will you improve your cost estimates, but you’ll also get better buy-in and support in keeping the project within budget.

What To Do When Your Team Doesn’t Believe The Project Schedule

Girl's Guide to PM

You’ve just got one day for budget approval,” said Claire from Finance. This is an extract from Project Pain Reliever. I contributed this chapter (and another one) to the book. This one is about ensuring everyone buys into the project schedule. The One-Man Plan: A Story.

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The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

Herding Cats

Anyone suggesting otherwise either hasn't the knowledge of closed loop control systems or is try to sell you something that violates the principles of closed loop control, microeconomics of decision making, or managerial finance. Your Project Needs a Budget and Other Things.

Professionalise Project Management

The Lazy Project Manager

Owned by Director & CEO Alex Marson, the organisation works with large FTSE 250 clients including some of the biggest companies in the world in the Asset Management, Professional Services, Software, Automotive, Finance and Pharmaceutical industry.

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The Case for Project Portfolio Management

Jez Lister

Portfolio Management Variables: Demand, Capability (inc Finance) & Risk. Those that have traditionally used devolved budgets to each department on an annual basis will be more likely to implement a portfolio management governance model based on some sort of Federated or hierarchical model.

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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.

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How We Improved Our Project Manager’s Life With Active Collab


Get regular reports about finances and due assignments. Track time and expenses to make sure we don’t go over budget.

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Best project management software


What is our budget for PM software? project budgeting. Finance / budget management software (Quicken, Mint etc.). What is the best project management software for your team and your project? Is there a project management app that fits everybody’s requirements?

GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Applied to Agile

Herding Cats

Again, this is the basis of Managerial Finance. You're late and over budget before you start, and have lowered the probability of technical success. The GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide has 12 steps. These describe the increasing maturity of the project's artifacts.

Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Project Risk Assessment - a self-paced course on how to conduct risk analysis of different projects using both conceptual and practical developments in modern finance. Business Management - covers how to master the essentials of managing a successful business including accounting, finance, marketing, operations, people management, and strategy.

Why Johnny Can't Estimate?

Herding Cats

Some colleagues have engineering or finance educations. Softwarte projects are often late and over budget leading to major problems for customers. There is a serious issue in estimating realistic software project budgets and schedules. I work in a domain where engineered systems are developed for complex software-intensive system of systems. These systems are engineered with a variety of development methods. Ranging from traditional to agile and combinations in between.

Know the value of your change

The Lazy Project Manager

When it comes to financial accountability, it seems—at least anecdotally—that projects often go over budget, deliver late, and deliver less than was expected.

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What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?


However, it has also proven popular in other industries, like finance, marketing, and education. When leaders organize processes for software development and other teams, the waterfall project management model and the Ag ile method are among the most common approaches.

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.

Insider Perspectives on Recruiting With Ronald Yoon

Project Management Hacks

There are conversations with clients in Finance, Telecom, health sector, Government, IT and engineering. In general, older technologies naturally gain less attention in the IT market and Finance which means declining in demand. How does recruiting work? What do recruiters want?

The 20 Education Venues for Online Master of Project Management


Managerial Accounting and Finance for Leadership. The online MS in Management with a concentration in Project Management offers students the following skill set for project plans, goal designs, methods for fulfilling those goals, and making sure the plan is delivered within time and budget. The program lets students assess a project’s inception, as well as planning, resource utilization, budgeting, and execution.

When to Estimate and When Estimates aren't Needed

Herding Cats

Do you have the right to question how budgeting and spending is done at your firm? But those practices are “informed” by the principles of Microeconomics, Managerial Finance, and Business Governance. Paul Boos has a post about estimating and makes a case for the Principles of when NOT to estimate. This struck a cord around a bigger topic - the inversion of estimating. When should we NOT estimate?

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.

A Wrap Up of the #NoEstimating Conjecture Analysis to Date

Herding Cats

If you're looking for motivation for estimates outside of the domain where the customer doesn't really care about the final cost, just the final product developed inside a "level of effort" budget, look here and remember. How to get a "D" in the Freshman Finance Class.

Product Management 101: How to Become a Product Manager


Product managers work closely with anyone from engineering to finance to marketing, depending on the current stage of the product lifecycle. They need to be big-picture thinkers, capable of balancing customer expectations with business needs and budget and setting clear priorities. .

4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

Herding Cats

This is a recurring theme of #NoEstimates it's a waste to me the developer, I'd rather be coding , I'm not good at estimating , I see no value in my making estimating when you're just going to use them against me when I'm late and over budget.

Operational Excellence: Your Company’s Future Depends On It


On the one hand, you’ve got customers demanding faster turnaround times (at higher quality), and on the other hand, you have a finance team demanding better profitability (e.g. lower budgets). . Good Is No Longer Good Enough.

Have You Considered Legal Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

The model most often adopted is for a legal project manager to become embedded within a legal team doing particular kinds of legal work such as banking and finance, mergers & acquisitions, commercial property or certain types of complex commercial litigation such as construction disputes.

The #NoEstimates Paradigm and Response

Herding Cats

Anyone in the finance department, paying his salary, paying the developers has a fiduciary need to know what something will cost when it is done. How about the cost budget for the room addition to his house? Your Project Needs a Budget and Other Things.

Why Your Business NEEDS Integrated Construction Software


– Easy control of the project’s budget : Thanks to the detailed enlisting of all the different trades and tasks, the Finance Director in collaboration with your Quantity Surveyor can handle the corporate budget with confidence and make specific bids to their clients each month.

How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?


The project sponsor, along with the people that belong in the panel, must be given an in-depth information of the project plan—the methods for implementation, resources, tools, and a proposed budget plan. It is responsible for analyzing timeline implementation, the return on investment (ROI), strategy, and business impact as well as raised finance for business drivers. A stable and sturdy project management is one of the crucial factors to make a project process work.

COTS – Commercial off the Shelf Lifecycle Model

Jez Lister

COTS or Commercial off the Shelf software, also known as ‘package software’ refers to a software application that is specifically designed to meet the needs of particular business type e.g. Human Resources (HR), Retail Point of Sale, Case Management, Finance etc.

JP Morgan Chase & Co Project Manager Profile: Paul Rezaie

Project Management Hacks

My work is also impacted by payment terminal upgrades and company budget issues. Check out The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Ron Chernow. Paul Rezaie, PMP.