What to do when things go wrong by Bernhard Bals

What To Do When Things Go Wrong

I was always thinking about writing a personal article in my blog. This week there will be a Friday the 13th. I am not superstitious at all. But during the last weeks things were happening that would perfectly fit to a stereotype Friday the 13th. So I feel pushed to write about what I do when things go wrong. I hope it will be useful for you. Continue reading

A Guide To Effective Requirements Change Management by Bernhard Bals

A Guide To Effective Requirements Change Management

One of the most important causes for project delays and budget overrun is changing requirements. Actually, it is not the changing requirements that make projects fail. It is the negligence of properly dealing with them. So what can you do, to prevent changes making your project fail? The answer is: requirements change management. Here is my approach. Continue reading

How Project Monitoring Saves You Money by Bernhard Bals

Project Monitoring Saves You Money! – But Why?

If a project exceeded the budget, it is easy to identify the causes afterwards. And everybody wonders: why did the project manager let it happen? The key to the answer is “project monitoring”. Project monitoring takes efforts? – Sure, but it’s the job of a project manager. Project monitoring will cost money? – Of course. Continue to read if you want to find out why project monitoring will actually save you money. Continue reading

All You Need To Understand About Risk Management by Bernhard Bals

All You Need To Understand About Risk Management

What comes into your mind when you think about risks? Before knowing much about risk management, my first associations for risks were uncertainty, loss, pain. That did not sound comfortable to me. Today I know a lot more about risk management. To be honest, loss and pain still do not sound comfortable. Uncertainty however does sound acceptable to me now, otherwise I would not be self employed. Why is that? Continue reading