Brad Egeland

Buy My Latest Book Please - “A Real World Project Manager’s Guide to the Successful Project

Brad Egeland

Was $4.99. now just $2.99 for a limited time. PDF eBook "A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project." A practical guide to manage a project from end to end along with personal experiences from the author and some extra best practices tips.

2019 162

Risk Management Plan - What is the Process?

Brad Egeland

Presently, there is no greater priority than the prevention of a data breach. One must keep alert for the effectiveness of the security controls so that they don’t change in a split of a second.

2019 115

I’m Available to Discuss My Real PM Book or Concepts at Your Conference, Webinar, Podcast or Q & A Article

Brad Egeland

Interested in having me discuss my Real PM book and concepts at your conference, webinar or podcast or a Q & A article - contact me

2019 91

Strategies to Use When Practicing Compliance Related Project Management

Brad Egeland

"Capital is not so fundamental in business; neither is an experience since you can easily acquire them. Ideas are what is important because when you have ideas, you possess the asset needed to pursue limitless achievements in your business and your life." — Harvey Firestone A compliance project must have a concrete plan.

2019 99

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?

Real World Absolutes For Business Analysts On Tech Projects

Brad Egeland

Let me be the first to say that Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is great. ​ It can help you get hired, move up in your profession, and show dedication to your chosen career path. It can be a catalyst for cohesion within a PM infrastructure or project management office (PMO). It can give everyone a common language to use.

2019 99

Feature Your Favorite or New Project Management Tool or Service - Contact Me ASAP

Brad Egeland

I want to feature 5 to 7 Project Management related software or service offerings as new, unheard of or best in class to try out for u2019.

2019 91

Necessary Big Data Management Best Practices For Optimal Infrastructure

Brad Egeland

Use The Tools Available Two things primarily facilitate Big Data: cloud computing—which provides a variety of infrastructurally enhancing applications —and the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT technology is everywhere.

5 Data Security Measures Every Project Manager Must Implement

Brad Egeland

Data security is an aspect of project management that is often overlooked by well-meaning project managers. However, as remote work and cloud computing become more prevalent, it’s important that more focus is dedicated to this area.

2019 105

Are You Earning Enough Money as a Project Manager?

Brad Egeland

If you aren't PMP certified then I can almost guarantee you that you are not earning enough as a PM. How can I do that? Because I know that on average certified project management professionals (PMPs) earn up to $20,000 more annually.

2018 147

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Poor Requirements Can Triple the Length of the Project

Brad Egeland

Requirements are the lifeblood of the project. Period. And bad requirements or missing requirements can triple the length of the project. Worse, they can kill a project altogether due to time or budget (or both) issues. I just had a simple home project for my wife go south because I failed to get the requirements fully defined before starting. I thought I had everything right, but I made some assumptions without asking certain questions.

2019 94

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 165

Why Agile?

Brad Egeland

Agile methodology includes various methodologies in itself. Agile methodologies like Scrum, FDD, etc. are all part of the agile manifesto, which was introduced in the year 2001. Agile methodology is often compared with the waterfall model in the software development industry.

2019 105

Everything You Need to Know About the PMP Certification

Brad Egeland

Today, we’re in a job seeker’s market. The labor market is so strong, in fact, that it’s leading more and more Americans to quit their jobs.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

5 Days to PMP Exam Prep and Certification with Cheetah Learning

Brad Egeland

Cheetah Learning was the first company to offer Accelerated PMP Exam Prep over 15 years ago. Cheetah Learning has a consistent 98% pass rate and 95% of their business is referrals from their large and very successful alumni base. Cheetah Learning students and the companies they serve become the top performers in their industries.

2019 108

The PM PrepCast Will Help You Ace the PMP Exam and Become a Better Project Manager

Brad Egeland

Are you ready to take that next step in your project management career and get PMP certiified, become a better leader, and start earning your full potential - up to $20,000 more per year? The PM PrepCast can get you there. Learn by watching video-based training to master the Knowledge, Skills, Tools and Techniques that are not taught in regular project management classes. but which you’d better know if you want to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam.

2019 105

Feature Your Favorite or New Project Management Tool or Service - Contact Me ASAP

Brad Egeland

I want to feature 5 to 7 Project Management related software or service offerings as new, unheard of or best in class to try out for u2019.

2019 79

Crypto Exchange Founder Dies, Takes Sole Access to $190 Million in Cryptocurrency with Him

Brad Egeland

In the risk-filled world of cryptocurrency , "sorry for your loss" has a very specific meaning. In the case of Canadian crypto-exchange QuadrigaCX, it's become a rather grim double entendre. The exchange's founder, 30-year-old Gerald Cotten, died unexpectedly in December 2018. According to a Jan.

2019 98

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

4 Practices to Better Manage Your Project Resources

Brad Egeland

No project runs its course without some project team issues or concerns. Any time you have a group of highly-skilled and highly-focused individuals working closely – yet often individually – on a team working toward a common project goal, you're bound to have conflicts and issues. Usually small, sometimes big. But you will have them – probably on every project to some degree.

2019 89

AI Project Management - Yes or No?

Brad Egeland

Artificial intelligence holds promise as a way to improve IT project management, but there are some hurdles to overcome. In the tech world, it's common for the DevOps team to be responsible for the project management aspect of software development. DevOps workers have a strong reliance on analytics, so it's not surprising that there is a push toward using artificial intelligence — which does analyses of its own — in project management.

2019 92

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 145

Want the Best Price for the Best PMP Exam Prep? Super Star Sale at Cheetah Learning 30% Off

Brad Egeland

Super Star Sunday - 30% Off All Cheetah Learning Classes Promotion Code " superstarsunday" Register now and start in the next three months. All Cheetah Learning Courses meet PMI's PM Talent Triangle required to maintain your PMI Certifications. We decided to make today all about YOU - helping you create the super star life that is 100% possible with Cheetah Learning. Register for any Cheetah Learning course today and get 30% off.

PMI 109

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.

4 Java Programming Errors You Need to Avoid

Brad Egeland

Did you realize that there are over 19 million software developers in the world? While this is a very rewarding career choice, there are challenges you need to rise above to be successful. One of the most popular programming languages used in the world software development is Java.

2018 111

Making the Most of Your PMP - Your Story

Brad Egeland

by Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT ​ Share your story of how you have made the most of your PMP. I hear from PMP’s from all over the world several times a week (most have gone through Cheetah Learning) and they share with me how they have used their credential over the years. I thought it might be informative to share those stories here (as we do all learn from each other). For me, the PMP changed my business life in some remarkable ways.

2001 107

Does Your Project "Pencil"?

Brad Egeland

We are now one year away from 2020. Like 20/20 vision, will we be able to look back on 2019 with perfect hind sight? So, I’m thinking that maybe I could look ahead to the year with perfect “foresight.” ” To do that, how about just pretend that today is Jan. 2, 2020 and I’m looking back at all the projects I pursued in 2019. Did they “pencil?” ” ​ In my context – “Pencil” is an Engineering term.

2019 92

Looking for PMP Exam Prep? Hear Why This Person Chose Cheetah Learning

Brad Egeland

The Cheetah difference. Cheetah Learning students learn accelerated learning techniques to create a whole-body, whole-mind, whole-person learning experience in which they can quickly assimilate a large amount of content in a way that speeds instant recall. Here's a 5-star review from Ms. Tiffany Jackson - a recent student of Cheetah's - on her experience with the Cheetah fast way. This course was imperative to my success for obtaining my PMP. I have real test anxiety that is almost paralyzing.

2018 107

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.

5 Ways To Improve Your App Stability

Brad Egeland

Dependable Apps Applications for smartphones and the web are kind of the business card of the modern world. If you don’t have an app, it makes a lot of sense to get one. Apps should be useful, they should be easy to download, and they should be reliable.

2018 117

Five Tips for Improving Your Project Office

Brad Egeland

A few years ago I conducted a survey of project managers and PM team member – basically whoever would respond. What I found out was this.

2017 155

What PM Tools, Sites, Exam Preps and Services to Use in 2019? It's Coming!

Brad Egeland

Coming February 1st - new content on the best Project Management tools, software, sites, exam preps and services to use in 2019 for all you project management related needs? Have a software or service that is new or top notch that should be included? Contact me. 2019 is the year of PM best practices - let's do this right! Email me your product description or details and for more info on how to be included

2019 95

Change Control is Key to Project Success

Brad Egeland

Change control is one of those tasks the project manager must do but usually hates to perform. It's never easy. It can require an iron fist mentality and the willingness to take a hard line with the very customer you are trying to satisfy. Sort of a Catch 22. It can result in increased revenue, but always at the expense of a customer that needs the change to meet a business process need or requirements clarification.

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.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers and Wife Tiffany Expecting 9th Child

Brad Egeland

by JOSEPH ZUCKER from the Bleacher Report DECEMBER 2, 2018 Note from Brad Egeland - I'm loving this as my wife and I have 11 children! I had no idea that Rivers had that many kids.

2013 98

Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Boost Land Price 12 Times Average Value

Brad Egeland

The small industrial site isn’t much — just a collection of storage containers, semi trucks, boats and other vehicles and items. But with the Raiders building a 65,000-seat football stadium right across the street, the nondescript plot is now lucrative real estate — and if plans come through, it will be a mixed-use entertainment spot.

Take Your  Virtual Project Teams from Good to Great

Brad Egeland

Are you working on a virtual team? Would you like to take your team from good to great? Take Cheetah Learning's 20 hour online - Effective Virtual Teams program. Cheetah is offering this program for $100 off for the first 50 people who register.

Consider the PM Podcast Your Next Step to Excellence as a Project Manager

Brad Egeland

If you are a project manager looking for advice to successfully manage and lead your projects, I have the perfect place for you to start. The PM Podcast is for both beginners and experts. At PM Podcast, they interview project managers from around the world to learn what makes them successful, so that you can apply their lessons to your own projects and copy their success. Leading projects isn't easy -- their advice difinitely will help!

2019 84

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.