Designers are often bad at self-management, especially if they come from agency environments where they’ve relied on a bunch of project management professionals to deal with practicalities, financials and planning the work. So when a typical agency designer is starting his/her first freelancing gig, learning to be a project manager is essential (and it’s a hell of a task if you’ve never done it before).
Some tools are made to fulfil the needs that they themselves create. Some are more innovative and superior versions of a long-standing and established offering. But some are born out of the pain of using something that’s not really fit for purpose. This is the story of Price&Cost – why we are building it and how it all came to be (the picture at the top? That’s actually Price&Cost in the making).
As a project manager you would have certainly heard about the Project Management Triangle (or Iron Triangle or Triple constraints). Some PMs live and die by this, and there’s a really good reason why.
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Project management has many faces. Some see a project manager as a mere facilitator, whereas others say they need to be a subject-matter expert. Amongst other success factors (timely and quality delivery, client satisfaction, etc) there’s always money involved and armed with these practical project budget management tips – you can be sure you’ll gain control over project financials in no time!