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7 Steps For A Successful Project Budget

Jennifer Bridges
Publication date:
December 3, 2019
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7 Steps For A Successful Project Budget

A project budget is the total projected costs needed to complete a project over a defined period of time. It is used to estimate what the costs of the project will be for every phase of the project and includes such things as labor costs, material procurement costs and operating costs. It is important for any industry such as construction, marketing or manufacturing, as it communicates to stakeholders how much money is needed and when it's needed. Another aspect of the project budget is monitoring costs as you execute tasks, as without a clear window into expenditures, it is easy for costs to get out of hand. Project budgeting software is an essential tool for creating an accurate budget and tracking costs.

It allows project managers to plan budgets and control them by tracking expenditures. It also gives stakeholders, executives and managers access to the budget and how it is being spent over the course of the project. The key to creating a project budget is to make all the line items easy to track and follow these simple steps for building a project budget that will set you up for success.


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Jennifer Bridges
7 Steps For A Successful Project Budget
December 3, 2019
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