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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

The world of project management requires leaders and doers and shakers to make it happen. To make project successful, keep teams cohesive and collaborating toward a great final solution or product or successful implementation. But, no doubt, the road to get there requires much to happen.

2020 184

Four Cybersecurity Trends for Tech Projects and Organizations

Brad Egeland

Project management doesn't really change that much. ​ New project management software comes out from new or existing providers and the Project Management Institute (PMI) revises the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) every so often.

2020 143

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5 Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

The world of project management requires leaders and doers and shakers to make it happen. To make project successful, keep teams cohesive and collaborating toward a great final solution or product or successful implementation. But, no doubt, the road to get there requires much to happen.

2020 138

4 Traits of the Successful Project Manager

Brad Egeland

I’ve pondered this topic several times before and I’ve come up with certain characteristics that I feel the project manager must possess in order to increase his chances at success.

2020 137

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?

Focus on the Project Risk Threats

Brad Egeland

​Risk management is one of those tasks that we all say we need to dedicate a significant amount of time to up front in the project – and throughout – when, in reality, we often don’t.

2020 117

How to Build a Compliance Program

Brad Egeland

Compliance promises more benefits for your organization than just being on the right side of the law. As long as you comply with the different regulations, you can keep your business safe from the different business risks as well as keep customers and investors happy.

2019 148

A Roadmap to Success

Brad Egeland

Every once in awhile we find that product or process or program that can help us out immensely in the project management and project portfolio management world. I think I've just found it in a latest connection with some great individuals standing behind a stellar product.

2019 151

Risk Assessment for Information Security

Brad Egeland

Because data security has become a top concern for most businesses, the primary debate is now focused on which techniques are best for achieving your ultimate goal.

How Important is Security on our Tech Projects

Brad Egeland

This question begs to be answered. Especially in the wake of the recent breaches in digital security across just about every government agency.

2020 101

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

5 Cybersecurity Tools and Services to Consider

Brad Egeland

My background is primarily information technology and project management. What I've learned from my experiences in those areas and from attendance at the last five Black Hat digital security conferences and from everything I've read and studied everywhere is this.everything can be hacked. Everything.

2020 99

Staying the Course When Your Project is in Trouble

Brad Egeland

We all hit the wall at some point. Projects go awry, issues mount and we need to take action. The pressure mounts and tests our ability to make good sound decisions for our projects and for our project customers. What’s your point?

2020 129

The Hybrid Project Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

What exactly is hybrid PPM? First let's consider what PPM is and should do and then let's explore what happens with a hybrid PPM tool.

2019 152

4 Steps to the Successful PMO

Brad Egeland

Not all organizations require the level of oversight, structure and management that a project management office (PMO) will bring to an organization.

2020 113

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

14 Reasons You Can't Afford Not to Try ONEPOINT Projects for Your PM and PPM Needs

Brad Egeland

ONEPOINT Projects is the leading provider of hybrid project and portfolio management solutions for modern project organizations.

2020 99

Automation for Boosting Digital Marketing: Tips and Tricks

Brad Egeland

Everyone does digital marketing. With more instruments to work with, businesses of different sizes are relying on digital marketing tools to reach their intended customers. The field is immensely crowded, but there are still a lot of opportunities to cut through the noise and be successful.

2020 105

Online PM Courses Is For You If.

Brad Egeland

OnlinePMCourses training has been designed for you, if. You want to be a Project Manager. But you can't get the training you need You need to deliver your next Project successfully. So you need instant answers and a working toolkit. You need to study for and take certification exams.

2020 101

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.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

4 Things the Project Manager Should Expect of Senior Management

Brad Egeland

Project managers are used to working fairly solo. If you have a PMO of, say, 15 project managers who are each running, on average, 5 projects then that’s 75 projects that may be going on at any given time in the organization.

But What's the Latest Status?

Brad Egeland

Oh the project client who always wants the latest and greatest status. Asking for more info like you're holding something back. The same is true for your senior leadership.

2020 105

The Best in LMS Platform: PMaspire

Brad Egeland

PMaspire strongly focus on their learner’s good experience both in terms of context and content. LMS, when focused on organizations, can assist your business in multiple ways and through several factors.

2020 101

ONEPOINT Projects Selected as September 2019 PM App / Service of the Month

Brad Egeland

ONEPOINT Projects is my latest selection for App/Service of the month on BradEgeland.com.

2019 166

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

Add More Value to Your Projects in 2020

Brad Egeland

Are you looking for new ways in 2020 to push your project management office (PMO) or PM infrastructure over the fence into new service and performance territory?

2020 111

5 Things to Ask a Prospective Client

Brad Egeland

Your advertising has worked and you’ve made contact with a potential client who has a need and thinks they might want your consulting services. That’s the easy part. Now you’re ready to sit down with the potential client and get details on what it is they think they need.

2020 109

Four Key Elements of a Viable PMO

Brad Egeland

Your organization has a project management office or is planning to create one. But is it truly viable?

2020 101

Project Management by (Buy) the Book

Brad Egeland

The title of this article is a bit tongue in cheek as I am definitely an old school not by the book project manager.

2020 99

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

How to Find the Right Team for Your Project

Brad Egeland

The job search - whether it's out of sudden need and hardship or just because you're looking for greener pastures or a new place to call home the time effort and thought of change can be exhausting and stressful. You're heading into the unknown and no one likes that.

2020 101

Does Your Organization Need a PPM?

Brad Egeland

You're a growing company with new projects in the works, projects that are currently happening and a debris field of successful and failed projects behind you.

2019 134

A Perfect Project Meeting in 5 Easy Steps

Brad Egeland

Don’t you wish there was formula for the perfect project meeting? A set of steps or processes or actions to follow to pull off the meeting to end all meetings? Well, there isn’t. Sorry.

2020 109

Why Project Management is Like a 1978 Ford Fiesta

Brad Egeland

I may need to set up a little background for this concept to actually make sense to anyone but me. If you ever owned a Ford Fiesta (the American version back in the late 70’s, not the new one still made in Germany), then you might get this.

2020 105

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

Project Integration Management

Brad Egeland

The concept Project integration management is a key skill that is the tightly woven into the PM industry standard processes laid out by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Top BradEgeland.com Articles Trending on Project Management Update

Brad Egeland

Read all of my latest trending Project Management, Tech, and Business articles that are trending on Project Management Update. It's everything you need to know about Project Management and Technology and then some.

2019 144

5 Reasons Why Project Management Is Mostly People Management

Brad Egeland

People management is a skill all project managers must have under their belts. A huge part of managing projects lies in managing the people involved in the project because they’re the ones who determine its success.

2019 105

Top 10 Mistakes Project Managers Make

Brad Egeland

Make no mistake. And no pun intended there.I fully realize that there are hundreds of mistakes waiting out there for project managers to make. I've probably made many of them somewhere along the way in my 25 year IT career.

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.