Brad Egeland

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 162

Managing Offshore Development

Brad Egeland

The use of offshore developers located in countries like India, Russia, Vietnam, and China has become increasingly popular due to the low hourly cost involved.

2019 112

Are You Big Enough for a CIO?

Brad Egeland

Are You Large Enough for a CIO? Ten to fifteen years ago the Chief Information Officer (CIO) or Chief Technology Officer (CTO) was being touted as the next critical job title right up there with CFO and nearly as important as the CEO. I personally have seen so many CIOs come and go at smaller organizations and startups that the title seems to have really lost its luster. And most have not gone voluntarily.

2019 109

4 Tips to Strengthen Your Resource Problem Areas Tomorrow

Brad Egeland

Resource management can be painful. Department managers know it; any manager who has direct reporting resources knows it. There's performance reviews, raises, staff meetings, needy resources – it all happens. Thankfully, the project manager often manages in a matrix environment and none of their project staff actually reports directly to them except for the specific project.

2019 115

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Cybersecurity Tip: Be Careful, It's Probably in Spam for a Reason

Brad Egeland

“Suppose you were expecting a document or some photos from a friend, but you see their email in spam. Is a legit email and ended up there by mistake?” ” This is how most stories about ransomware infections begin.

2019 129

Be Part of Something Big - What's Your Favorite PM Tool?

Brad Egeland

I'm working right now on my next PM tools feature article. Do you have a great or new PM software tool - or use a great one or new one - that everyone should know about? I know of a few and they are being featured in this article to be released in late September or early October. You should be part of it too. Let me know what the tool is - tell me about it and I will consider it. Thanks

2019 99

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Project Management

Brad Egeland

How much can artificial intelligence help us in the future in project management? I'm writing and article right now on that topic entitled "Alexa - Manage My Project." Share your thoughts if you can. and watch this space for a link very soon to my article - thanks

2019 102

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.

Risk 175

Vegas Golden Knights 2017-18 - ESPN's Choice for Big Surprise NHL Team in the Past Decade

Brad Egeland

2017 118

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.

Rock HOFers Cheap Trick Rocked Las Vegas Saturday Night 8/24/2019 - Great Show

Brad Egeland

Rock Hall of Famers put on another awesome performance for a packed crowd in Las Vegas - a free show @ Fremont Street Experience on Saturday, 8/19/2019. It's was my 19th Cheap Trick show over a 34 year period and they just never seem to disappoint.

2019 117

10 Characteristics of an Awesome Business Analyst

Brad Egeland

Does your organization handle large, complex technical projects? Do you have diversely skilled project teams assigned to those projects? How about overloaded project managers? Are they juggling several projects at once?

2019 145

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 179

All Project Data is at Risk

Brad Egeland

IT is responsible for the security of the data in the organization, right? It’s their concern, their problem, their effort. Someone else is taking care of it and, as project managers, we don’t need to worry about it on our individual projects…correct?

Risk 150

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.

Cybersecurity Tip: The Difference Between Virus, Malware and Ransomware

Brad Egeland

It’s easy to get caught up in cyber security lingo, so we wanted to explain 3 key terms you often hear, so you’ll always know what they mean. Here goes: Virus = a type of malicious software capable of self-replication. A virus needs human intervention to be ran and it can copy itself into other computer programs, data files, or in certain sections of your computer, such as the boot sector of the hard drive. Once this happens, these elements will become infected.

2019 77

Rigid Leadership Can Kill the Project

Brad Egeland

We are taught that great leaders are fair but stern, collaborative but focused, flexible but driven. They are stubborn and not easily swayed. Well, I’m here to tell you that may not be project management reality for you if you really plan to be a successful project leader.

5 Things Your CEO Should Know About Cybersecurity

Brad Egeland

I’m pretty sure by now that executives in organizations – especially organizations with some sensitive data to secure – are paying at least some cursory attention to cyber security and cyber crime.

2019 150

NEWSFLASH! The PMP Exam is NOT Based on the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition

Brad Egeland

From Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT - CEO of Cheetah Learning.

2019 149

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?

Book Review: A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland recently completed his 15th Project Management eBook titled “ A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project.” ” Other than maybe switching some words around in the title and shortening it, Mr. Egeland seems to have hit it spot on.

2019 140

How Successful has Agile Been for You?

Brad Egeland

I’ve found Agile practices to be great for customers who aren’t exactly sure what they need or want or have functionality that needs to become available in phases. The larger, more structured projects generally fall to more plan driven methods like Waterfall.

2019 149

This Week in PM 4.15.2019

Brad Egeland

Check out some of the interesting things being said and delivered via PM and business strategy this week! Check back every week for more interesting content. and feel free to suggest content through my contact form

2019 154

Lead By Example

Brad Egeland

The project team is going to need to take leadership and direction from both the project manager and the business analyst. We hope the project manager is a great, ethical leader. If not, you probably should do yourself, the customer and the team a favor and take him to task on it. If problems persist, go to his manager. But you, as the business analyst and co-project lead of sorts, have a responsibility to the team, customer and management to practice ethical project leadership behavior as well.

2019 118

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.

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.

Free Blockchain for Dummies eBook download Courtesy of IBM

Brad Egeland

Want to know about Blockchain. what it's all about and is it something you should be concerned with? Should your organization be Blockchain ready and using it strategically in your own business processes and delivery? Download the free Blockchain for Dummies limited edition here courtesy of IBM.

2019 152

Followup is the Most Important Part of Project Meetings

Brad Egeland

All project meetings you call are important and often it's the best and fastest way to disseminate that critical project info to all necessary stakeholders.

2019 131

Business Analyst = Cybersecurity Expert

Brad Egeland

Ok, this may be a stretch to say “cybersecurity expert”, but I got your attention, didn't I?

2019 128

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

The PMP Exam is Going Through a Major Change

Brad Egeland

From Cheetah Learning. ​The New PMP Exam Is MUCH DIFFERENT This is our 7th PMP Exam change in 18 years – and it’s the biggest one yet. PMI is moving away from a Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) based approach to the PMP exam. It’s more like what we saw when PMI created the PMI-Agile Certified Practioner (ACP) Program.

2020 114

What Does the Future of AI Progress Mean for Humans - is 2050 the End Game?

Brad Egeland

This is scary, but all too likely - possibly as early as 2050. Do we need to slow AI progress as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warned, but to what extent? And is it too late? Watch - do you agree? Why or why not? Click on the image above or the link below. link] ​

2019 126

FireNET - Real-time fire detection with AI

Brad Egeland

FireNet is a real-time fire detection project created to ensure that artificial intelligence systems can be trained to detect fires instantly and eliminate false alerts

2019 100

Why Mark Zuckerberg Has Some of His Best Learders on Blockchain

Brad Egeland

Mark Zuckerberg is highly adept at addressing Facebook’s greatest threats. ​ He spent $1 billion on Instagram because that’s where young people were posting photos.

2019 146

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.

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Brad Egeland

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2019 136

Reputation is a Fragile Thing

Brad Egeland

As you may have noticed, I often like to use a rock and roll theme. This time I’m borrowing a line from one of my favorite Cheap Trick songs. You’re only as good as your last project…or at least your last few projects.

2019 128

Issues with Remote Management of Agile Projects

Brad Egeland

I have always been a supporter and advocate for remote work, remote project management and virtual teams. I think it is a great way - the best way - to get top talent to your staff and project teams as they are the least likely to want to move from London, England to Columbus, OH.

2019 136

Your Excellence Inspires Me

Brad Egeland

I heard this the other day – can’t remember where. But the concept of the statement is great. Someone is inspired to be better due to someone else’s excellence or perceived excellence. How would you like to hear this statement made to you?

2019 143

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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