5 Stages to Prevent Projects Failing 


As tempting as it is to jump in and get on with things, the cause of most project failures is a result of insufficient front-end work. Generally, there are 5 stages to Project Management. Initiation. Planning. Execution. Monitor & Review. Closure. Stage 1 – Initiation.

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MindGenius & Unsplash; bringing your projects to life with new Taskboard backgrounds.


Everyone knows that age-old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” but thanks our partnership with Unsplash, it really does. Many of you use MindGenius Online Taskboards to organise you and your team’s tasks as well as managing your workload easily.

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Strategies for Virtual Project Team Management – Part 2


In Part 1 of this two part series on Virtual Team Management Strategies, we covered the first two of my personal list of five key strategies.

MindMapping works; and here’s why.


I have used Mind Mapping techniques for the best part of 30 years. Without doubt it has helped me enormously throughout my career. I have also seen many colleagues blossom as they take the technique on board and yet seen first-hand , those who find it’s not for them. .

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5 Reasons Projects Fail

Only 2.5% of companies successfully complete 100% of their projects. Project Management: Improving performance, reducing risk Keep your projects on track – download our free eBook to learn how to avoid the most common project management traps. You can also use this checklist to see if your current projects are set up for success. Kintone’s easy-to-build workplace applications keep your projects on-track with automated workflows and a single workplace platform. Download the eBook today!

Agile Intro for Waterfall Teams by Brad Egeland


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.

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Homeworking & Homeschooling in COVID-19 by Brad Egeland


It appears that COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon. Most of us have reached that point where we at least know someone who has contracted it or has even become severely affected or died from it.

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10 Ingredients for Successful Projects by Brad Egeland


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.

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Symptoms of an Ineffective PMO by Brad Egeland.


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

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Social Media Success: A guide to Social Media Marketing.


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.

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Why You Need to Prioritize The Employee Experience in 2022

Speaker: Steve Luh, Alexis Barone, Nick Roco

In this interactive discussion, Wrike’s Nick Roco, Steve Luh, and Alexis Barone will provide recommendations on how to deliver employee experiences that separate you from your competition.

3 ways to improve your study skills with Mind Mapping.


As a former university student, I found that Mind Maps were a great way to get all of your ideas down in one place. Mind maps are a visual way to represent your ideas or capture your thinking, and can be used throughout your university career.

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


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.

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Can MindGenius help you with productivity? Yes, and here’s why.


Now that many of us are working at home for the foreseeable future, it is vital to remain productive & positive in a new working environment.

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A Successful Event Requires Strategy and Planning by Brad Egeland


What’s coming up next in your life personally or professionally? An anniversary party? A graduation? A wedding? A webinar? A large conference or product launch?

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

5 ways MindMaps help you to stand out from the crowd


As someone who has used M ind M ap techniques daily for the last 25 years , I cannot quite understand why their use is not more widely adopted by organizations the world over.

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What is Mind Mapping and 5 ways you can use it.


Many of you already have a vague idea of what a mindmap is and how it can be used. However, what you might not be aware of is their true potential, and that they can be used in a variety of different, engaging ways.

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3 MindGenius templates ideal for starting University (they’re free!)


Starting university is one of the most enjoyable feelings in the world. Regardless of whether you’re going straight from high school, from college or any other route, the start of your journey through university is a very exciting time for all.

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Get 2021 off to a great start with these 3 tips.


It’s fair to say that this year hasn’t been great for a large majority of us over the world. As many of us have begun adjusting to the new way of working, and getting used to a world with constant restrictions in place.

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From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

Five Fixes for a Struggling PMO by Brad Egeland


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.

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


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?

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


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.

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5 Things You Should Know About Project Cybersecurity by Brad Egeland


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.

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2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

Grow your Small Project into a Masterplan with MindGenius.


There are many strategies to think about when looking to start a project. The budget, the timescale and the resources, just to name a few. However, all of these options must require prior planning. It is in the planning of projects that MindGenius steps in and takes control. Who we are.

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3 Steps to Mindmapping with MindGenius 20


Mind mapping is something that you may have heard of and used before throughout your education and work-life In fact, when many of us think of brainstorming sessions, we tend to see a group of people huddled around a desk, throwing ideas back and forth while someone jots these down on a whiteboard – more often than not, in the style of a mind map.

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10 Common Project Management Pitfalls


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. So what project pitfalls could we anticipate and what plans should we develop to address these pitfalls and improve the chances of preventing them from derailing things entirely.

5 Ways to be an Excellent Project Manager During COVID-19 by Brad Egeland


There’s no question that the way we did things last year cannot be the status quo way we do things this year. Or maybe even next year. Who knows how long this will go on and what long lasting effects the COVID-19 pandemic will have on our behaviors and business practices for the long term.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

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


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

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Bring your Mind Maps to Life with Unsplash backgrounds.


Everyone knows that age-old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” but thanks our partnership with Unsplash, it really does. Many of you use MindGenius Online to organize you and your team’s tasks as well as managing your workload easily.

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3 Project Management Templates you need for Success.


Managing any project, regardless of whether it’s your first or fortieth time, can be a very difficult and matriculate process if not done correctly. The main cause of failure can be down to a number of things, however all of these potential problems can be solved by one thing; organization.

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MindGenius Online: Quick Start Guide


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.

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Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Starting Your Project Management Week off Better by Brad Egeland


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.

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What Does a Successful PMO Look Like? By Brad Egeland


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

Don’t Leave Project Success to Chance


Don't Leave Project Success to Chance. A project kick-off meeting should be given the same focus as the project as a whole. Think of it as setting the scene for the tone of the whole project. Anything less than full focus for this meeting will put the project at risk from the outset. Following some key steps will ensure you are fully prepared for the project kick off meeting.

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Maintain your Motivation and Achieve your Goals.


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.

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Analytics Best Practices: 5 Key Dashboard Design Principles

Explore 5 key principles that exist to ensure you create a relevant dashboard that guides and simplifies the user experience, makes it as easy as possible to interpret what is presented no matter its complexity, and increases the adoption of BI.