How to Keep Your Projects On-Time and On-Budget

Arras People

And now more than ever, projects that are over budget, behind schedule or are not delivering the value originally promised are in jeopardy of being cancelled. The key deliverable of a project control process is visibility into project performance through metrics and analysis.

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if a project manager’s world is but a never-ending universe of interlocking processes and procedures. After all, project managers are not process monkeys. It needs processes.

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Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. . People without process is an undirected effort and where I work, that's called waste.

Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Girl's Guide to PM

We start with 5 steps for how to put a proposal budget together and then Edoardo shares a worked (fictional) example to show you what the budget would look like once it is completed. A proposal budget is similar to a project budget, but with a very different goal.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs

Using Too Many Tools Is Eating Your Budget


While too many tools can help you keep your project under control, they can also cause budget overruns. The good thing is that there are hundreds of tools easily available on the market that offer these solutions as well as the formula how to upscale your processes.

How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?

Projects involved a lot of planning , implementation , and not to mention tracking or detecting issues and problems within the team or the project, and surpassing the following process. The two governance processes should be implemented constantly to keep track of the scope creeps, risks , opportunities, and also safeguard the following resources from running out. To stay within deadline means having a governance process that everyone will adhere to.

The Process of Choosing the Best Project Management Software

Paymo App

In this article though I’ll show how you can simplify this process… a lot! I believe pricing should be the last deciding factor (unless you have a strict budget which you can’t exceed, or if there’s a huge pricing difference between 2 apps that offer the same set of core features).

How to Deliver a Quality Product on a Tight Schedule and Budget


Let’s assume that your team is comprised of highly competent, creative and knowledgeable people who know how to balance their workflows within the given budget and deadlines. Under the assumption that your team is performing well, a good place to start your examination is the time and budget.

How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

A stable and sturdy project management is one of the crucial factors to make a project process work. In the corporate world, an organization needs more than just top-notch tools and up to date process to bring the project to its full potential—it also needs a strong manpower, a human resource that has a particular set of skills and capabilities that will greatly contribute the entire organization. Cet article How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

Advice for Project Managers: How to Save Your Job, and Process vs Tool


Dear Elizabeth : Process or tool—which comes first? Our executive team disagrees about this every time we evaluate our project and work processes and start to consider software tools—current and new ones. Others argue that you get the right tool and processes fall into place.

Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles


Fortunately, following a project management methodology can help you organize your project into a structured, streamlined process. This project management style is commonly found in developmental processes and manufacturing. 7 – Rational Unified Process.

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How to Integrate Your Existing Process Into Dynamic Project Management


It gets tricky: Even when you find what appears to be the perfect product match, teams get stuck in the process of moving from what they know, to something new. What does it look like to manage projects in a new tool, with a new process?

4 Tips for Avoiding Bad Project Management Habits


Taking into account realistic time expectations, your team’s availability, budget constraints, etc., Team and individual responsibilities will need to be clearly defined to prevent any redundancies or gaps as well as establish accountability throughout the process.

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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.

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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.

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New PMO – the Hub of Innovation?

Arras People

An organisation that previously had no centralised project support could feel that a new PMO is a constraining influence, imposing formal processes, and stopping them responding promptly to ad hoc requests. People affected by new processes are able to identify with them.

Tips for Project Success in the Automotive Industry

The Lazy Project Manager

Automotive projects present challenges to companies with regards to time management, capacity and budgets. For example: In Germany, 80 % of the project in the automotive are delivered but only 30 % of these projects are delivered without delays and meeting budget.

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Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

To find out more detail about the requirements process, you can read my post on Software Project Requirements 101: What You Need to Know To Get You Started. Creating the budget. This post provides instructions and a template for creating a project budget.

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.

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15 Best Practices to Keep Your Project on the Right Path


Choose a project status report and process that is repeatable and doable for you and the customer – and don’t forget your reporting needs to your senior management and all key stakeholders. Weekly budget forecasting and analysis. Project management best practices.

Do Start-Ups Need Project Management?

Arras People

But does project management really have a place in a startup with its structured project management process? I’ve been involved in businesses that have embraced having a structured project management process in place and that has been core to their success.

Project manager interview questions you should be prepared for

Resource Guru

Conversely, the best interviews I’ve had have felt more like conversations and really center around the importance of project management in the work that a company does and how that will aid or fit into their process. I’m no stranger to project manager job interviews.

7 Best Productivity Apps For Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

The students aren’t project managers but they do have to manage projects, and later in their careers they’ll be handling big budget projects so the need tools that will grow with them and yet be simple to use.

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6 Practical Ways to Actually Improve Your Cost Management

Project Risk Coach

How many of those projects came in over budget? The sponsor increased the budget to $110,000. We give and we take, and we attempt to find ways to deal with the budget constraints we face each day. (If So, you have a budget.

Following These 5 Project Management Practices Can Be Your Way To Success!


Finishing project on time, while not exceeding the budget, is the company’s priority. The environment that is created in the process is far from encouraging.

Good Enough

Tyner Blain

MVP is an experimentation process, not a product development process. MVP / Lean Startup is a learning process fueled with hypothesis testing, following the scientific method. Instead of trying to shoehorn it into a product-creation process, simply don’t.

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Common Pitfalls When Managing Smaller Projects

Brad Egeland

Some are worth millions, some have budgets of thousands. After all, there's a small budget. And when the budget is very small, any deviation can cause a more drastic “miss” in terms of profitability versus the original plan. Lax budget management.

Managing Project Christmas

Arras People

Hope your Christmas is on time and on budget! Who’s turn is it to decide where we go and is it really viable to choose to go skiing when we don’t have expendable budget anyway? Budget – whatever this is…set your tolerances high! It’s the teams turn in this process.

Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

Create the project budget. For example, project managers don’t create and manage project budgets in some companies. She ensures the team follows the scrum processes in the daily stand up meeting and other ceremonies of backlog grooming, retrospectives, and demos.


Moving from PA to Project Administrator

Arras People

Add budget to project in Sage Construct. Process sub contract payments, internal labor orders and payment allocations, using the Sage accounting system on a monthly basis. Enter quantities for all framework rates into the budget using the schedule created at quotation stage.

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

Project Bliss

You’d establish processes and procedures that your team would follow. You’d also oversee budgeting and work with Finance and stakeholders to determine budget forecasts and projections for the year.

The Future Of Construction – BIM


In that sense, it’s an indispensable part of the decision-making process. It’s the simplest step of the information generating process. It’s the 4D (GenieBelt) which is related to time management and the 5D (Aconex) which is linked to the calculation of the budget.

The 15 Project Management KPIs: What They Do and Why You Need Them

Project Management KPIs are also help project managers and their teams keep the projects stay on the lane all the wihle maintaining resources and budgets. Types of Project Management KPIs: The following Project Management KPIs are divided into various categories which make the selecting process easier: Budget: Project Management KPIs under this category aid project managers in determinging if the following funds are allocated wisely or they overshoot during project operation.

Five Professions That Make Great Project Co-ordinators

Arras People

Lawyers, paralegals or anyone working in a clerk type position – they’re great with process and procedures. 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.

4 Steps to Right Sizing the Project Team


Too many team members on the project can wreak the project budget quickly. And how bad were the budget and timeline affected when you added them? So be careful – you could find yourself paying for resources you don’t need and killing the project budget in the middle of the project. But remember, all this does come at a price – it stretches the project budget and the project timeline so be careful. Right-sizing.

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How project management can improve your business

The Lazy Project Manager

You also learn the limitations and possibilities that come with managing a budget – all of which is integral to running a business. Manage time and budget like a pro(ject manager). . We all know that effective project management is a key contributor to a project’s success.

5 Mistakes Every Project Manager Should Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

Prioritising Budget Over Quality. In order to finish the project and stay within the budget, some managers make the mistake of focusing only on getting deliverables out of the way. I’m delighted to be partnering with KnowledgeHut to bring you an article by Abhishek Gaurav today.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Project Managers


As project managers, we’re constantly striving to improve ourselves and streamline our projects so that customers’ needs are met and budgets don’t balloon — so why not consider making resolutions that will help our careers? It’s day two of 2018.

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What is a Program Manager vs. a Project Manager?


He or she coordinates time, budget, and resources and delegates tasks across the team. In general, the project manager’s role is complete once the project is complete, although it is helpful to go back through the processes to review what worked and what didn’t.