Brad Egeland

The Downside of the Remote Work: 85% Increase in Insider Risk

Brad Egeland

Roughly a year into this "new normal," the vast majority of companies are labeling the remote work shift a resounding success — improving productivity and accelerating their digital transformations.

2021 98

The Very Real Impacts of Cybercrime

Brad Egeland

Cybercrime is real. It's real in the big data services we use, it's real in the big stores we buy our groceries and household items in, and it's real on the projects that we manage. Cybercrime is becoming such a common occurrence.

2021 98
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Are We Taking Cybersecurity Seriously Enough?

Brad Egeland

There’s no doubt that we will all be hacked or breached or have our data and identity affected by a breach sooner or later. Most of us already have. I know my Twitter account has been hacked twice and my Facebook account has been hacked at least once.

2021 110

Best Project Management Tips That Can Make Everything Easier

Brad Egeland

Managing projects is an important business function that provides great value to the organization. Can you imagine working at a place that doesn’t have proper management? – It will be chaotic.

2020 154

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

Are businesses investing enough in cybersecurity?

Brad Egeland

The issue isn't how large of a cybersecurity investment an organization makes, but rather, if it is spending funds properly. The cost of cybercrime jumped to over $1 trillion in 2020, according to McAfee.

2021 107

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Making MindGenius Your PM Tool Of Choice For 2021

Brad Egeland

I'm starting a new series here on Project Times – a series of articles on PM tools and services.

2021 104

Everything You Need to Know about Gantt Charts in Project Management

Brad Egeland

The project management department of every company is responsible for distributing the overall work income and making sure that projects must be delivered within a predetermined deadline. The position which includes project management is a stressful job for obvious reasons.

2021 114

The Most Competitive Jobs in Every State

Brad Egeland

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across many facets of life, not the least of which is the economy. ​ By the end of 2020, nearly 11 million Americans were unemployed.

2021 119

New Professional Body for PMO Professionals Launched

Brad Egeland

The House of PMO, a new professional body for PMO professionals was launched today by Lindsay Scott and Eileen Roden – the team behind the PMO Flashmob and The PMO Conference.

2021 117

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

8 Phases of the Tech Project Explained

Brad Egeland

This article explains the 8 phases of a project. It features and explains the full real world life cycle of a tech project. enjoy!

2020 123

5 Things to Know About Cybersecurity on IT Projects

Brad Egeland

Cybersecurity is an interesting topic – no doubt about it. But it becomes a scary topic if your organization falls victim to a vicious cyberattack that leaves your company's, your clients', or your projects' sensitive data affected or vulnerable.

2021 98

Real Project Management 101: Reasons for Project Change Management

Brad Egeland

Change management. Scope management. Change orders. Not always among the most fun or interesting tasks that a project manager involves himself with on the projects he is leading. Of course there is always the feather in the cap you get by bringing in new revenue from a newly identified change order.

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. Their is training, certification, and experience that needs to be gained or earned to start leading projects.

2020 143

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Managing the Requirements We Don't Know

Brad Egeland

When we come into an engagement as an outside consulting project manager or consulting technical resource, we often come into the project cold.

2021 104

How to Get Your Project Back on Track Fast

Brad Egeland

Got a project on shaky ground? We've all been there. We've all had those situations where we had one too many projects and one of them seems to be slipping into troubled waters. Or the customer is nowhere to be found and you need sign off on user acceptance testing (UAT).

2020 147

PMP vs. MBA

Brad Egeland

The PMP certification and the MBA degree course are both prominent fields of education and learning available for working professionals to upskill themselves.

2021 104

4 Biggest Mistakes Project Teams Make

Brad Egeland

Whenever you get a team together, you have to watch for things falling through the cracks that could disrupt whatever you're working on. And for a project, that could mean costly and timely errors and potentially a failed project. No one wants that.

2020 152

Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

Xebrio Demystifies Project Management - Try it Today

Brad Egeland

I stumbled on Xebrio from a comment left online from one of their very satisfied users in response to one of my project management articles.

2021 114

Don't Rely on the Project Customer's Initial Requirements

Brad Egeland

​ The customer’s perspective You know the story – a customer comes to you with a project and they have it all mapped out. They know what they want. They know how they want it. They know the technology they want to utilize for the solution.

How To Unite Creative and Project Management Teams

Brad Egeland

Strong teamwork is important in producing great work at a productive pace. Having a cohesive team will help prevent miscommunication, mistrust, conflict, and errors in the work itself.

2021 114

5 Common 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.

2020 123

4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

The Best Damn Project Management Software in the World

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? Home grown? Expensive? Site license? Per user license? Small learning curve? Large learning curve? Desktop?

Three Critical Elements for a Successful PMO

Brad Egeland

Though most organizations now have some form of formal project management office (PMO), there is still no guarantee of project success or even PMO success.

2021 117

Weak Passwords are not Your Friend

Brad Egeland

Dive Brief:​ T he Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) found bad actors used password guessing and spraying "in some cases" for initial access, according to an updated SolarWinds advisory on Wednesday.

2021 104

3 Best Ways to Focus Under Pressure

Brad Egeland

Every feel pressure as a project manager? Some of the time? All of the time? I hope you’re not actually feeling stressed and under pressure 100% of the time – I for one actually do find project management enjoyable much of the time. But it certainly does have its many stressful moments.

2021 98

How to Select an Embedded Analytics Product: 12 Criteria to Consider

This report is designed to help readers select an embedded analytics product. It provides 12 criteria to consider when evaluating embedded capabilities. It also comes with a companion spreadsheet that enables users to score and compare products along these 12 dimensions and others they may add.

Real PM 101: Are Good Requirements Necessary?

Brad Egeland

I’ve said this time and time again. Requirements are the lifeblood of the project. Bad requirements = an extremely risk situation wrought with conflicts, change orders, disputes, customer dissatisfaction, budget overruns and missed deadlines.

2020 123

4 Tactics Business Analysts Can Employ to Keep the Project on Track

Brad Egeland

Who or what makes the big difference as to success or failure on a tech project? Is it the project manager? Is it the business analyst? The tech lead? The customer? The budget? The timeline? The skill set of the project team? 3rd party vendors? Unknowns? Issues? Risks? Requirements?

2021 91

Project Management 101: Common Estimating Mistakes

Brad Egeland

Estimating project work for individual tasks or groups of tasks can be difficult – and it’s important to rely on the project team to either help with estimates or produce the initial estimates that you, as the project manager, then review and document.

2021 104

How to Build a Successful PMO

Brad Egeland

​The Project Management Office. It just sounds official, doesn’t it? An impressive title. Not all organizations have a project management office, or PMO. And not all should. But it’s definitely a good idea for larger organizations that are running many projects.

2021 110

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

How To Rediscover The "Sprint" Mindset On A Remote Team

Brad Egeland

Sprinting has become a routine part of project management, regardless of team size or project scope. But it’s not the same as “ crunch ,” which carries a lot of negative baggage. Instead, sprinting is a planned burst of high productivity, scheduled for a limited amount of time.

2021 98

Managing the Changing Project

Brad Egeland

Managing a project is hard enough. Managing all the changes that can and often do happen on a project makes everything that much harder. It's like trying to hit a moving target or trying to ride a bull through the streets of Mexico! Here's the simple definition of change.To

Planning and Executing Effecting Meetings

Brad Egeland

Meeting effectiveness is a key component of effective and efficient communication which – at least to me – is a key component of project success. Also, in my opinion, effective and efficient communication is Job One for the project manager. It's where success begins and ends.

Alexa - Manage My Project

Brad Egeland

How many of you have an Amazon Alexa device? Or a Google Home? I'm sure most of you have used Siri before. We’ve got a few of these devices in our house and it seems that every few days we find a new way to use them.

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?