MindGenius

Agile Intro for Waterfall Teams by Brad Egeland

MindGenius

Are you a longtime Waterfall business analyst or project team member an environment moving to an Agile methodology for managing projects and performing software development activities on those projects? Then this article may be a decent intro for you.

2020 47

Five Fixes for a Struggling PMO by Brad Egeland

MindGenius

A few years back I conducted a survey of my readers – mainly project managers and PMO directors and CIOs, etc… and I asked them some questions about their organization’s project management infrastructure.

2020 52

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

10 Ingredients for Successful Projects by Brad Egeland

MindGenius

While no one can guarantee success on any given project, following tried and true steps plus solid project experience can help you get as close to possible for guaranteed success.

2020 36

Dyslexia and Mind-mapping: Organization like never before.

MindGenius

In light of the Dyslexia Show being held in Birmingham’s NEC on the 20 th March, this week’s blog shall be dedicated to those suffering from dyslexia, and showing how the use of mind maps can simplify and improve your organizational skills, whether you are dyslexic or not.

2020 61

Bridging the Gap: Implementing CIO Leadership in Project Management

Speaker: Clint Padgett, President & CEO, Project Success Inc.

You may have a visionary CIO and very capable project managers. You may have the best tech, the latest software, and stellar talent. But if you can’t establish a dynamic, collaborative team with a clear mission, then your project will slip through the cracks. It’s time for CIOs to unlock their "people potential" and learn the leadership skills that will lead to satisfied project managers and more than satisfactory project results. Join Clint Padgett, CEO and President of Project Success Inc., and bridge the gap between CIOs and Project Managers to create a passionate and successful team.

5 Things You Should Know About Project Cybersecurity by Brad Egeland

MindGenius

Cybersecurity is an interesting topic – no doubt about it. But it becomes a scary topic if your organization falls victim to a vicious cyber attack that leaves your company’s, your clients’, or your projects’ sensitive data affected or vulnerable.

2020 42

Social Media Success: A guide to Social Media Marketing.

MindGenius

In today’s world, Social Media is the most crucial, and cost-effective, marketing tool there is. Regardless of whether you’re a multinational organization or a local café, you should be using social media to advertise, communicate and interact with both existing and potential customers.

2020 54

10 Common Project Management Pitfalls

MindGenius

10 Common Project Management Pitfalls. There is always a sense of optimism at the start of a project that surely everything will go smoothly this time. Of course, even the most novice project manager is less than surprised when things don’t always go quite according to plan.

What Does a Successful PMO Look Like? By Brad Egeland

MindGenius

I’ve been a part of many PMO’s – I’ve even helped with or led the building process for a couple of them.

2020 42

Symptoms of an Ineffective PMO by Brad Egeland.

MindGenius

Is your PM infrastructure doing all it needs to do to promote maximum project success in the organization and for your project customers?

2020 47

Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Let’s Walk Through the Fire Together by Brad Egeland.

MindGenius

Taking a line from one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite groups… BUSH… I’m thinking about how this line relates to many of our project management experiences.

2020 42

Guest Blog: 5 Steps to Start Your Remote Work Day Off Right by Brad Egeland.

MindGenius

Think “Monday morning chaos.” Think starting the day wondering who has emailed issues to you since you last checked your messages. Think arriving at your desk with voice mails from two of your project customers already waiting for you. Headaches, right? Frustrations? Commonplace occurrences?

2020 49

MindGenius Online: Quick Start Guide

MindGenius

MindGenius Online: Quick Start Guide. MindGenius Online has thousands of possible uses within an organization to help individuals and teams to plan more thoroughly, stay on track and get the right things done on time. Here’s a quick start guide for the key features.

2019 71

Starting Your Project Management Week off Better by Brad Egeland

MindGenius

Monday morning project chaos. That’s what likely awaits you as a project manager. It is a way of life for us. Think starting the day wondering who has emailed issues to you since you last checked your messages.

2020 42

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

The Power of a Successful Strategy: Avoiding the If’s, But’s and Maybe’s.

MindGenius

When your career reaches its finale and the days of full time golfing are imminent, will you be able to pass the slipper test?

2020 49

Strategies for Virtual Project Team Management – Part 1 by Brad Egeland

MindGenius

I have long been a proponent of remote work, remote project management and the virtual project team concept. It has worked very successfully for me as a PM and consultant, and for many of the organizations I have worked for and consulted for. I know that working from home or wherever the office isn’t, is not necessarily for everyone. Remote project management, while often a sensible and cost-effective approach to managing many standard projects, is definitely not without its challenges.

2020 38

Are You Ready to be a Project Manager? By Brad Egeland.

MindGenius

I know this probably sounds like a strange question, but it is definitely one that warrants an answer. Are you ready to be a project manager? Are you being thrust into the role, or do you desire it (and yes, some of us made a conscious choice to become PMs)? Do you have the experience needed?

2020 36

Get it Right the First Time by Brad Egeland.

MindGenius

Nobody is perfect. We like to think we are sometimes delivering perfection on our projects or products we deliver… we are so proud of them. However, we really know that… no matter how hard we try perfection is basically unattainable. Do your best – that’s all you really can do.

2020 36

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

How To Create A Project Scope Statement With MindGenius Online

MindGenius

How To Create A Project Scope Statement With MindGenius Online. MindGenius Online has thousands of possible uses within an organization to help individuals and teams to plan more thoroughly, stay on track and get the right things done on time.

2019 56

How To Manage Project Risk With MindGenius Online

MindGenius

How To Manage Project Risk With MindGenius Online. MindGenius Online has thousands of possible uses within an organization to help individuals and teams to plan more thoroughly, stay on track and get the right things done on time.

Risk 49

How To Manage The Product Roadmap With MindGenius Online

MindGenius

How To Manage The Product Roadmap With MindGenius Online. MindGenius Online has thousands of possible uses within an organization to help individuals and teams to plan more thoroughly, stay on track and get the right things done on time.

2019 53

Excelling Away from the Office with MindGenius.

MindGenius

Following on from our last blog – the World of Telecommuting – where we spoke on some of the ways to make your office at home enjoyable. However, with Covid19 forcing the majority of us to work from home (myself included), this blog is to show that by using MindGenius, working from home can be more flexible, more cost-effective and more collaborative than ever before. Remote Working. In reaction to Covid19, many of you reading this have now begun to work from home.

2020 39

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Maintain your Motivation and Achieve your Goals.

MindGenius

Banishing the Blues. As February gets underway, many of us have already given up on our previously well-thought out, “achievable” goals for this year. In fact, research would suggest that 80% of us give up on our New Year’s resolutions by February. However, it’s not too late to get back on track and there are many ways to increase your motivation and productivity, both in the workplace and at home.

2020 40

The 10 Project Management Terms You Should Know

MindGenius

The 10 Project Management Terms You Should Know. To achieve success within the field of project management, communication is essential, but this means ensuring everybody involved in the project is singing from the same hymn sheet. As with most other disciplines, project management has its own jargon, and this is often taught through project and programme management courses.

How To Plan Your Social Media Strategy With MindGenius Online

MindGenius

How To Plan Your Social Media Strategy. With MindGenius Online. MindGenius Online has thousands of possible uses within an organization to help individuals and teams to plan more thoroughly, stay on track and get the right things done on time.

What is Strategy?

MindGenius

What is Strategy? Ashley Marron – 1st February 2019. Most CEOs are aware of the importance of formulating a strategic plan within their business. But what exactly is strategy? Wikipedia defines strategy as a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty.

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

Mindmapping: Get Your Dissertation off to the Right Start

MindGenius

Describe your fourth year at University? Late night’s in the library, gathering seemingly endless amounts of data, and then making sure all 15,000 words or so are perfectly put together. All this, while trying to figure out your life after University. Just me? Didn’t think so. Having only graduated in the summer of 2019, I am coming from an area of recent, personal experience. The final year of university is, while challenging, one of the most fulfilling years of my life so far.

2020 36

Do Start-Ups Need Project Management?

MindGenius

Do Start-Ups Need Project Management? Ashley Marron – 10 May 2019. Start-ups are definitely an exciting somewhat trailblazing type of organisation to be involved in or with. But they are definitely not for everyone and not those with a nervous disposition. It may just be me, but I like working with and running start-ups and get particularly invigorated being involved in the first steps of a product launch or a new business venture.

2019 46

Conducting an Efficient Management Review for ISO 27001 and ISO 22301

MindGenius

Conducting an Efficient Management Review for ISO 27001 and ISO 22301. For anyone who has ever managed to try and gather an overloaded management team or Board of Directors together to facilitate a management review meeting for any regulatory compliance standard realises what a nightmare challenge this is to co-ordinate.

Marketing – It’s Really Just Great Storytelling

MindGenius

Marketing - It's Really Just Great Storytelling. When deciding on a career in marketing, what did you envision? Mad Men style advertising agencies and big creative campaigns perhaps? Is that the reality or are you like the many marketers just trying to find creative ways to tell your amazing product story and be heard above the noise? Content marketing plays a huge role in any marketer’s life and everyone will approach it differently, here is an outline of how I approach this area of marketing.

2019 44

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Mind Mapping for Project Management

MindGenius

Mind Mapping for Project Management. MindGenius 22/01/2018.

How To Organise a Company SWOT Analysis with MindGenius Online

MindGenius

How To Organise A Company SWOT Analysis With MindGenius Online. MindGenius Online has thousands of possible uses within an organization to help individuals and teams to plan more thoroughly, stay on track and get the right things done on time.

2019 43

Get Things Done

MindGenius

Get Things Done. Fiona Macintyre 18th January 2019. Let’s face it – we’ve probably all at one point or another moaned about not having enough hours in the day or week. We can’t increase the hours available but we can be more effective with the hours we have and stop wasting time on pointless activities that don’t achieve anything. How many times have you got to the end of the week and thought – I’ve been really busy but what have I actually achieved?

2019 45

5 Uses of Mind Mapping in Project Planning

MindGenius

5 Uses of Mind Mapping in Project Planning. Wouldn’t it be great if all projects achieved everything that you set out to do? In reality, getting to this endpoint requires organisation, planning and communication among other things. This article will give you the 5 benefits of mind mapping when planning and executing a project. Brainstorming The first stage of any project is the initial idea.

2019 39

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"