Brad Egeland

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.

2019 212

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 252

Be PMP Exam Prepped and Certified in Just 5 Days PLUS 60 FREE PDUs

Brad Egeland

Interested in PMP exam prep and certification in just 5 days - no other training necessary? Plus 60 FREE PDUs. Join this new group for more info. Thanks.

2019 144

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 187

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?

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 190

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.

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 184

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.

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 155

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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 168

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 249

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 201

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.

2018 163

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

How to Sell Process Improvement to Executives

Brad Egeland

Maximize your process improvement efforts and engage teams | View Online Change starts at the top, which is why executive support is a must have if you want to maximize process improvement efforts and engage your teams. But sometimes, getting leadership buy-in is a challenge. Arm yourself with practical skills to obtain a genuine and lasting commitment to change from your leadership team.

Cheetah Exam Prep for the PMP Exam

Brad Egeland

In Cheetah’s PMP Exam Prep Class, you start class on Monday and are PMP® certified by Friday. If you’re a busy Project Manager who wants to get things done FAST, we designed this PMP test prep course for you.

2018 155

Responding to Project Danger Warning Signs

Brad Egeland

When your health takes a turn for the worst, what do you do? You go to the doctor, right? Well, not everyone does, but you should.and most do. It depends on the warning signs, I guess. Medical scares are real.don't ignore them My oldest daughter is pregnant with her first child and going through a difficult pregnancy. She has very similar symptoms to what happened with my wife (her mother) on her first pregnancy.

2018 141

50% Off PMP Exam Prep or Any Training for Your Entire Team

Brad Egeland

Group Project Management Training Register for any Cheetah Online PM course for 50% off for 3 or more people. Use the Promotion Code: "GroupTrainingThursday" Register now and start in the next year All Cheetah Learning Courses meet PMI's PM Talent Triangle required to maintain your PMI Certifications. Today is all about YOUR TEAM - helping you all move Cheetah FAST is 100% possible with Cheetah Learning.

PMI 155

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?

Become a Better Leader - 5 Proven Leadership Practices

Brad Egeland

Become a rocket ship of progress. Be the type of leader who brings out the best of everyone while making a much bigger difference in the world. This webinar and the Cheetah Leadership Program are developed by Michelle LaBrosse, a Registered Yoga Teacher, Aerospace Engineer, and Harvard Business School Graduate. Learn how to lead in a way that both stretches you and also helps you find a place of comfort and ease by better leveraging your innate talents.

5 Key Fail Points for Most PPMs

Brad Egeland

The need for a project portfolio management tool is often dependent on the organization’s size, client base, types of projects they undertake and sizes of projects they are engaging on over the course of time.

2018 180

10 Things a Project Manager Can Teach the CEO

Brad Egeland

Your CEO knows everything, right? That’s why they are the company leader. Wrong. Just like everyone else, they can take some tips from other leaders in the organization. ​ The problem is, the typical CEO has to maintain a fairly high level of focus on the organization as a whole. Certainly they face new challenges in their jobs regularly. But these challenges are broad and often on a very large scale.

2018 190

Why Planning Poker Powers Teams at Some of the World's Top Brands

Brad Egeland

Sprints made simple. Estimates made easy. Planning Poker is the secure, fun way for agile teams to guide sprint planning and build accurate consensus estimates. Planning Poker is a digital card game designed to help agile and scrum development teams effectively set their sprint goals through collaborative planning and consensus-based estimations. Planning Poker is proven to be one of the most effective sprint planning tools for agile teams.

SCRUM 150

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.

Project Management and Leadership - the Magic Duo

Brad Egeland

Coming out of my turkey-induced stupor, and getting ready for the next Cheetah Leadership retreat, I’m reflecting on the magic of Project Management and Leadership – especially in relationship to the latest holiday. Thanksgiving requires both leadership and project management in abundant quantities to pull off a stellar event. First, let’s unpack what “stellar” even means from a celebration perspective.

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.

2018 201

5 Myths About Project Meetings

Brad Egeland

Project meetings – necessary evils in the world of project management. But meetings are meetings, right? All attendees come to meetings because you invited them so they have to, right? If you say it’s important, everyone needs to take note and be there, right? You’re the project manager so what you say goes, right? People view meetings as a nice break from the daily routine and a chance to stay up to date on project information, right?

2018 173

I Can Work from Anywhere and Other Remote Project Management Myths

Brad Egeland

I will be the first to say that remote work works for me. It works great, and I've been doing it productively, effectively and successfully for years. But I realize that is not necessarily for everyone, it may not work on all types of projects, and it may not work in all companies, countries and industries. But it works for me in Las Vegas, Nevada. ​ To make a broad statement like “I can work from anywhere” is simply not true. It's like Green Eggs and Ham.

2018 173

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.

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 209

I'm 92% Done with My Assigned Project Task

Brad Egeland

As project managers we often live and die by the percent complete of the tasks on our project schedules. We obsess over them and compare the tasks to the calendar dates. Are we as far along as we should be? Is my assigned resource making progress? And what, exactly, does 43% complete really mean? What does it look like? If you’re me it looks about like the progress in my new house that my contractor has made up to this point when he was supposed to be done a little over a month ago.

2018 166

PMP Certification - the Cheetah Difference PLUS 30% Off

Brad Egeland

Project Management Professional (PMP) – Cheetah has a 17 year proven track record and 98% pass rate. And right now use code SUPERSTARSUNDAY to get 30% off all training through Cheetah Learning including their #1 rated PMP Exam Prep. Accelerated PMP Exam Prep – 100% Passing Guarantee after 4 days of Prep. You take the exam on the fifth day and Cheetah guarantees you will pass. Cheetah takes you across the finish line.

Let's Tell the World About Your Awesome Project Management Related Tool, Site or Service

Brad Egeland

Approximately every month or at least every quarter, I like to feature the best or new or "one's no one knows about but should" Project Management tools and services. That can be task management, PMP training and certification, risk management, PMO leadership services and about anything and everything in between.

2016 175

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.

Make it a Habit to Finish What You Start - and 5x Faster

Brad Egeland

When you practice finishing EVERYTHING you start, here is what happens: 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 158

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 202

Triskell Software is the November App of the Month Selection

Brad Egeland

Triskell PPM Factory is an end-to-end solution, from strategy planning to execution, and Portfolio and Performance management. Fill the gap between strategic planning and proper execution. Today, most companies have to face several challenges at the same time, digital transformation, innovation, new product and market developments, as well as improve competitiveness and margins, all with ever more stringent constraints. STRATEGIC PLANNING. You have to know where you are going and why.

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.

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.