Brad Egeland

Project Help is on the Way - Read These Offerings on Project Times and BA Times

Brad Egeland

Are you stuck on a project with a failing budget, a conflict ridden team, a non-participant project client, lessons learned with no hope to learn them - or possibly some other issue or issues?

2018 225

6 SEO Tools Social Media Marketers Must Try

Brad Egeland

In the digital era we are in today, competition is the fuel that drives most businesses and individuals to give their best, with the knowledge that people are presented with different options to choose from.

2018 232

Four Top Project Management Tools and Services to Check out in May 2018

Brad Egeland

Are you happy with your current project management software? Perhaps you're looking for the best place to start your journey to project management professional (PMP) or similar certification.

2018 267

Team Conflict? 5 Steps to Restoring Order

Brad Egeland

The best and most successful projects usually require a top notch team collaborating on all cylinders throughout the engagement. Complete project success is difficult enough to achieve – the last thing the project manager needs is a team in conflict with each other. Performance will always suffer in a situation like that, therefore resolution. and I mean swift resolution. is a must. What do you do?

2018 152

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?

100 Project Management, Cybersecurity and SEO Reviews Featured

Brad Egeland

Over the past couple of years I have done both individual reviews and overviews of over 100 of the top and emerging Project Management, Cybersecurity and SEO related software tools and services as well as group features of usually 4-7 vendor offerings in a similar genre.

2018 183

This Week in Project Management 7.8.2018

Brad Egeland

Every week (approximately) I like to bring you the best and most interesting reads in project management and today is no different. There are hundreds of great PM posts of content every week to sift through, but I'm here to give you a starting point.

2018 156

Survey - How Certified is Your PMO and How Effective is the PMO Leadership?

Brad Egeland

Let's have a little fun and do a new survey. This time I'd like to look at two things. 1) How certified is your PMO or PM infrastructure? 2) Who's leading your PMO and how effective is that leadership and the PMO in general?

2018 247

Best Project Manager Training - Create Better Results with Less Effort

Brad Egeland

Is it possible that there could be a different “right” path for you? Activate your Innate Genius and better leverage your Innate Strengths to find the right path for you where you: 1. Can learn faster and achieve your goals quicker. Pick better projects and finish them faster.

2018 190

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Only $79 - Make Sure You're Ready for the PMP Certification Test

Brad Egeland

It's important for you and the people you serve that you're successful with becoming PMP certified. So Cheetah Learning has created this program for you to reduce your risks and increase your chances of success with becoming a PMP.

Project 9 from Outer Space

Brad Egeland

"Plan 9 from Outer Space" is generally considered to be the worst motion picture ever made and one of the biggest box office flops of all-time. ​ Personally, I would place "Ishtar” and "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl" in this category, but that's just my opinion. Plan 9 was such an epic failure that a movie was made in the not too recent past about the misguided and unaware director of the movie, Ed Wood entitled. appropriately enough. "Ed Ed Wood."

2018 120

Chief Project Officer - Should This be a Real Thing?

Brad Egeland

PMO Directors. Are they game changers? Great leaders? Powerful enough to get the job done? Are they taken seriously by senior management? What about this… what about a central figure leading the project management infrastructure in an organization. It’s certainly not a new concept. Making that central figure a C-level officer in the company…now that’s a new concept. At least I’ve not seen it happen or even be proposed anywhere. Read the full article.

Are Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Threatening the Safety of Your IT Projects?

Brad Egeland

Whether you like it or not, the answer is undoubtedly YES. Have you looked in your cyber mirror lately? We see reports and information about cybersecurity and cybercrime in the news and on social media repeatedly, but are we doing anything about it back home?

2018 238

5 Reasons Why PMP Certification Should be on Your List of New Years Resolutions

Brad Egeland

Have you made your New Years resolution list yet for 2018? If not then there's still time to add PMP certification to that list if you are a project manager. I can give you five good reasons why certification should be on your list. Project managers with PMP certification earn more.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Better Projects Better Business

Brad Egeland

Review the Research On How Better Projects Lead to Better Business. Review Cheetah Learning's research on how doing better at projects in various sectors of an operation can improve an organization's overall performance and provide a significant competitive advantage.

2018 184

How to Make it Your Habit to Finish What You Start

Brad Egeland

When you practice finishing EVERYTHING you start, a couple things happen: This will become your habit. You will be far less stressed as you won't have so many things you must do hanging over your head. You will get super efficient. You will pursue much better opportunities. You will become more confident in your ability to achieve your goals. You will get a reputation as the "get 'er done" Gal or Guy. You won't start as many things.

2018 166

Key Ingredients to More Project Successes

Brad Egeland

Of course, nothing can guarantee ongoing project successes. If we had a magic formulate that could, we’d be millionaires. But there are some major ingredients, I believe, that together often characterize a team that will tend to experience more success than others. The list likely includes many more than these that I’m about to discuss below, but these are critical ones, in my opinion…and experience. ​ A solid trained staff.

2018 160

Cheetah is for Project Managers who are Serious About Their Careers

Brad Egeland

Are you a project manager who is tired of going through the motions or tired of experiencing small pay raises with little or no career advancement? Want to take control of your career and your life? It will be an adventure, but a very rewarding one.

2018 229

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

5 Steps to Managing a Digital Project

Brad Egeland

Managing digital projects. What is a digital project? Digital projects are products which are developed and delivered digitally. Nowadays, it can be almost anything. A software application, a website, an online campaign, etc.

2018 156

Seven Big Tech Project Advances We Should See in Our Lifetime

Brad Egeland

We are making major technological advances every year.every month.every day even. Some affect just a few of us while some have a lasting effect on a large portion of the population.

2018 197

The Best Damn Project Management Software

Brad Egeland

​ Is not going to save your project. There, now that I have your attention, let's talk software and projects. What do you use for your project software? One tool? Many tools? Open source? Homegrown? Expensive? Site license? Per-user license? Small learning curve? Large learning curve? Desktop?

2018 207

How 1 + 1 = $20,000 in Project Management

Brad Egeland

1+1 = $20,000. Wait, that doesn't make much sense does it? Have I lost my mind? Are you reading this correctly? No, neither of us have lost our minds, let me show you how the math works out: A worker bee named Barb wanted to get ahead in her career, but she didn't know how. Her not so evil stepmother paid for her to take the Cheetah Certified Project Manager program. She took the course and completed it with flying colors.

2018 177

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

How Did I Find My Calling to Help People Make a Bigger Difference by Doing Their Projects Better?

Brad Egeland

By Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, CAL, CPD, PMP, RYT - founder and CEO of Cheetah Learning I came from a large family – my parents had six children in eight years and I was number four Both my parents were public school teachers so we were encouraged to go to college. By the time I was a junior, there were five of us in college and I was fortunate to get a full Air Force scholarship to study Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University.

2018 178

Are You Properly Planning for Testing on Your Tech Projects?

Brad Egeland

Calling all project managers. planning is important no matter how badly you, or your customer or your senior management want to push to get started. Your first order of business is to plan well. You've heard the saying, “measure twice, cut once”? Well, plan 15 times, say “go!”

2018 216

Vegas Golden Knights Start Round 2 Tonight vs. San Jose Sharks as Favorites to Win the Stanley Cup

Brad Egeland

First they were 200-1 odds at the beginning of the season to win it all. Then they surprised everyone by winning their division and making the playoffs easily. Next, they swept the LA Kings in Round 1. and now they are Stanley Cup favorites in their first season in the NHL.

2018 207

Top 5 Causes of Project Failure (and How to Avoid It)

Brad Egeland

If we had a magic potion that would make it so no projects could ever fail, there's no question we could sell it for a ton of money.

2018 204

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

Top Considerations When Choosing Team Members for Tough Projects

Brad Egeland

Most projects are complex in some way – especially high tech projects. Not all project managers get to choose their projects or even get to personally choose their team members once they land as leadership on a project. I know I usually don’t. I get to request a warm body with a skill set, but rarely have I been given the luxury of choosing actual names.

2018 173

Looking to Improve Project Performance - Check Out these PM Tools and Services for Better Results

Brad Egeland

In this latest installment in what is becoming a potentially monthly offering, I'm presenting five more project management related tools and services that PM professionals should be checking out.

2018 170

1st Gen Acura MDX - One of the Most Reliable SUVs in History

Brad Egeland

I own a 2003 Acura MDX. We hoped to get 100-150k miles of cheap reliable driving out of this vehicle, sell it and move on. What happened has been phenomenal. This vehicle is now 15 years old, has 285,000 miles on it, and has hardly cost us a dime to maintain.

2003 217

Pulling Off the Perfect Project Meeting

Brad Egeland

Awww perfection. We usually strive for it but never attain it.The perfect project? That's never going to happen. There are just too many variables on every project. There perfect project manager? The right training may help you get there but all the way to perfection? I'm skeptic.

2018 190

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

Getting Back the Project Client that Went Away

Brad Egeland

By Mark Engelberg CEO, TimeLinx Software, Inc. Project & Service Automation Let's consider this situation from a couple of perspectives. It could be that the corporate project manager who you thought was helping land a large project decided not to choose you.

2018 181

Upcoming Monthly Articles on Top Project Management Tools and Services to Try

Brad Egeland

Starting in March 2018 – so right now - if you are a vendor with a great project management software or service that you want the world to know about, then you are in luck.

2018 215

Doing What You Have to for Project Success - It's not Textbook

Brad Egeland

Calling all project teams. attention! Project success does not come easy. You can't wing it or phone it in. You may be able to for a short time, but success will not be yours on an ongoing basis.

2018 190

Managing Projects Remotely? You Need Jabra Products

Brad Egeland

I've been managing projects remotely or mostly remotely as well as consulting for clients worldwide for the past 10+ years. One thing that project managers do who are managing virtual teams and remote projects is conducting hundreds of phone calls and conference calls.

2018 207

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.