Operations, Finance, and Accounting for the Development of Software

Herding Cats

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. It's common to hear, projects are overhead, we just need to get the value to the customer as fast as possible. This seems to be a lament from agile developers. Anything getting in the way of them coding is seen as an impediment. . Here's a little story.

Thoughts on Suggestions That Violate Principles of Finance, Probability, and Statistics

Herding Cats

The on-going discussions that Decisions can be made in the absence of estimates reminds me of this concept. .

Getting Financial and Clinical Professionals Working Together On Healthcare Projects

Celoxis

best practices Blog collaboration Leadership Project Management work culture celoxis clinical professionals collboration finance finance professionals healthcare patient welfare project managementHealthcare continues to evolve worldwide under the pressure of lowering costs while maintaining or, even, increasing quality. The relationship between the two is like a “tug of war” between cost and benefit, which every healthcare establishment must face on a daily basis.

PayPal "Too Cool Meets Old School" (2017) :30 (USA)

Brad Egeland

With this thirty second spot, they tou Business & finance Read more about PayPal "Too Cool Meets Old School" (2017) :30 (USA).

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You say, but I say.

Musings on Project Management

I say: Cost You say: Balanced scorecard -- customer, organization, product, finance I say: Cost, schedule, scope, quality You say: Vision -- the long view I say: Requirements. You say: Value! You say: strategy and strategic alignment I say: tactics to overcome problems I also say: I could go on with this but you get the point (I hope). You" are the sponsor, and your context and objectives Project Management Project Value

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Google to Open a $600M Data Center in Las Vegas - December 2020

Brad Egeland

billion, according to Yahoo Finance, and employed more than 89,000 full-time workers as of June. Henderson, NV - attached to the south end of Las Vegas - is slated to be home to a new Google data center in December 2020. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development approved $25.2 million in tax abatements Thursday for Design LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google. The company plans to build the data center on 64 acres of land on Warm Springs Road west of Boulder Highway.

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The Online Entrepreneur’s Guide to Payment Processors

ProjectManager.com

You might also be interested in specific services, such as credit financing, reward programs, coupon codes, and other concepts you may introduce to your customers down the line.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Finance is a pure information processing game. Managerial Finance and Microeconomics of decision making in the presence of uncertainty is the foundation of project management processes. A lot of people in the business are doing things that should be done by computers - David Shaw.

An Introduction to Vendor Management

ProjectManager.com

Once the contract is settled, then the manager must stay in communication with the vendor as well as their own finance department and management teams who will be interfacing with the vendors. Most projects dip into outside resources to achieve their objectives.

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Program Manager Job Description – Plus! Cut & Paste Example

ProjectManager.com

Finances: It is essential that a program manager has the ability to manage finances and administer budgets over many projects. If you’re looking for a program manager, then that means you’re looking for someone to manage a project portfolio.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

But do this within establish governance frameworks, principles of microeconomics of decision making and managerial finance. Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own. Bruce Lee.

Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

A key enterprise partner is the Finance department and the organization’s model for project funding will have significant influence over successful agile delivery.

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Six Steps of Risk Management

Herding Cats

Risk Management has six steps: Planning risk management - decides how to approach and plan the risk management activities for the project. Identifying the Risks - determines with risk are likely to affect the project and documenting the characteristics of each.

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Five Professions That Make Great Project Co-ordinators

Arras People

Finance. With a good foundation in finance – the other aspects of project co-ordination – like planning, documentation management, reporting and so on will come with basic training and on-the-job experience.

2017 206

Advice – Downturn in the Oil & Gas Industry

Arras People

or finance. “ I’ve been working in the Oil and Gas industry for a while as a cost engineer but I’m concerned about the downturn in the industry. Any advice on how to make a move away from this industry?”

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HMRC to Clamp Down on Freelance “Non-Repayable Loans!”

Arras People

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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.

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Successfully Deliver Strategy… Fast

Planview

While this is controlled by finance, you can have influence by leveraging continuous planning to improve the measurement of how funding was spent and the value obtained from it throughout the annual cycle. Finance is about financial control.

Professions in Project Management (#3) – The Supply Chain Manager

Inloox

This is what a Supply Chain Manager needs: It is best to start by earning a Bachelor’s degree in either Business, Finance, Engineering, or Logistics and Supply Chain. The supply chain manager is responsible for the entire supply chain of an organization, sometimes even the coordination and cooperation between several companies that form one supply chain together. Accordingly, managers in this profession bear a great deal of responsibility, but also earn quite a lot as a result.

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.

How to Scale Your Business

ProjectManager.com

Finance: When and if you get investment, you’ll need to look at those deal structures and payment requirements. And then number six, finance. How do you know when your business is ready to scale up?

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Plotting a Course for Work and Resource Management Success

Arras People

She is an accomplished marketing professional in both B2B/B2C across the Technology, Media, Finance, and Professional Services sectors. In this guest blog, Esther from Planview talks about a new whitepaper focused on resource management in VUCA environments – digital transformation.

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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

Since then, Lean Six Sigma has been used in a variety of economic sectors, such as healthcare, finance and supply chain. It’s been around for three decades, but Six Sigma can still be somewhat of an enigma.

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Improving portfolio management must be part of an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

When we think of an agile transformation, improving portfolio management might not be high on the organization’s list of priorities. But what happens if your organization doesn’t have an effective and efficient portfolio management capability?

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

Agile is also used in industries like marketing and advertising, construction, education and finance. If you're new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started. And if you're a project management veteran, these frequently asked agile questions are a good refresher. What is agile?

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5 Workplace Resolutions for Being Effective In 2018

Celoxis

On the personal front, people make resolutions for better health and fitness, better control on finances, exotic vacations and so on. The year-end holidays are a good time to wind down and recharge your batteries. It’s always good to reflect on the year gone by and make plans for the new year.

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How to Become an IT Project Manager

ProjectManager.com

Maybe like operations, marketing, or even finance. If you’re looking to become an IT project manager, Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains the job description, skills, qualifications, path and training involved. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

2018 293

Give me ‘C’

The Lazy Project Manager

They experience the company as broadly as possible with experiences in finance and in sales and in marketing and in manufacturing and even sometimes in services perhaps.

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Making Better Business Decisions with Continuous Planning

Arras People

First, you need to open up a dialogue between the business functions – including finance, the PMO, and other lines-of-business. Adapt to change: When operations and finance have access to the same information, they can be flexible when it comes to change, not sidelined.

What's your Data Point?

Project Health Check

Finance data provides financial performance; Schedule data provides Schedule performance. There's lots of talking on Projects; too much really. And so little of value said. People lurch from meeting to meeting, telecon to telecon, wear out the carpet on their mobile phones.

2017 156

9 Great Reasons to Choose a Project Management Career

Project Bliss

That same AEG study referenced above found future project management career growth in the following sectors: healthcare, manufacturing, information services and publishing, finance and insurance, management and professional services, utilities, and oil and gas.

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11 Ways to Measure Employee Productivity

Brad Egeland

Una has over 10 years sales and marketing experience in retail, media, finance and technology. Achieving greater efficiency with a smaller staff requires grasping effective ways to understand job functions and outputs. Not all methods of measuring productivity work due to varying differences based on industry and a variety of tasks. Nevertheless, there are consistent approaches on how to measure employee productivity.

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Project Management Processes & Phases

ProjectManager.com

The project plan will include what resources are needed, financing and materials. Does the business organization where you work feel… a little disorganized ?

Things nobody tells you about owning an Online Business

Azendoo

Before you make the big plans for the future, you really need to take full control of your finances. So you’ve been entertaining the idea of starting your own online business for quite a while now? At this point, the scope of your operation and future actions may seem easy to handle.

2018 130

The ESP connection

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.

2017 222

Challenging Change

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.

2017 259

Quote of the Day - The Fallacy of #NoEstimates

Herding Cats

There is NO Principle of Managerial Finance, Probabilistic Decision Making, or Microeconomics of Software development, in the presence of uncertainties found on all projects, by which a credible decision can be made without estimating the impact of that decision on the probability of project success.

Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

Project Health Check

For example, cost performance data is collected by the PMO and the Cost Performance Index (CPI) is calculated and compared against defined Organisational standards to determine the Finance Status of the Projects – the PMs Judgement has nothing to do with it.

2017 216

The true value of change

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.

2017 222

A View from the Top

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.

2017 222

How to Create a Project Assumptions List: Examples and Template Included

Project Bliss

Finances – funding to complete the project. Finances – funding to complete the project. . When my daughter was very little she came home from school one day and told me the saying about assumptions: When you assume, you make an ass out of you and me.

2018 209

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

If we replace Aliens and Scientist with Finance and Management and the phrase we can make decisions in the presence of uncertainty without estimating the impact, cost, or schedule of those decisions , we're on the same page.

How to avoid a Project

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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