Brad Egeland

Why a Majority of Projects Fail and How to Avoid it

Brad Egeland

If we had a magic potion that would make it so no projects could ever fail, there's no question we could sell it for a ton of money.

2021 143

Scaling Your Small Business Just Takes the Right Project Management System

Brad Egeland

Building an innovative firm can be challenging if you're not using project management that properly fits your organization. Industry leaders David Capece and Doug Pace created the Agile Management System (AMS) as a tool to help professional service executives manage and scale their growth.

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Accept what you can’t change, change what you can’t accept

Brad Egeland

Managing projects is not an easy, straightforward task. There are playbooks, but do they really apply to any given project? Do they provide a basic framework to follow? Yes, in many cases. But show me an inflexible project manager and I will show you one that will fail more often than succeed.

2021 157

Characteristics of the Best Project Managers

Brad Egeland

Excellence shines through in many ways in every profession. In order to deliver consistent success in the project management world, our project leaders need to be bringing some skills and characteristics to the table. Success on any given project can be luck.

2021 196

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

5 Signs You’re Losing Control of Your Project

Brad Egeland

You know the feeling when life is flying by you and you’re not aware of where things stand? Maybe you are so busy that you aren’t budgeting your money well.

Managing Project Risk

Brad Egeland

Basic risk management on projects hasn’t changed much over time. During the planning phase of any project, the project manager and team need to plan for risks. Plain and simple. Do we manage risk on every project? Sadly, no… or at least not in enough detail. Should we? Definitely.

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Risk Management Strategies for Financial Institutions

Brad Egeland

When managing risks, several financial institutions tend to focus their energy and time on scheduled risk management.

Project Insight is Your Best Option for Managing Project Work

Brad Egeland

Project Insight is award-winning work & project management software that centralizes all of your work, tasks, and projects into one easy to use online platform. Project Insight's out of the box integrations, REST API, and automation capabilities allow you to manage ALL of your projects, portfolios, and work systems in one place! Project Insight aggregates work from your CRM, Finance, Development, Support, Warehouse, and HR software.

2021 117

Skipping Shortcuts: Convincing Project Clients to Take the Better Path

Brad Egeland

Your clients may not understand why you follow certain practices as a project professional. They may encourage you to take shortcuts that they believe will save time, money, and difficulty. You know better, but how can you convince them? Doing things the right way make sense, right?

2021 144

From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

Dealing with Problematic Project Team Members

Brad Egeland

Managing your team should be easy because you’re dealing with trained professionals, right? But that's not to say there won’t be difficult personalities along the way. Our project resources are skilled professionals…with egos.

2021 112

Are Your Projects Passing These Tests?

Brad Egeland

While leading our projects we like to make sure we are doing so to the best of our abilities, helping our project team gain responsibility and experience, and keeping our project customer engaged.

2021 121

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 170

PMXBoard -  The Only Full Agile and Lean Management Planning Set

Brad Egeland

The most comprehensive Agile Management Set in the world Everything you would need in order to build your complete Agile process is in one package. There is no other product on the market that you would get and build your entire Agile Board without needing to purchase additional items.

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2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

How to Practice Effective Risk Management on Your Projects

Brad Egeland

Few project leaders want to spend the up front time and money to actually put together a Risk Management Plan, but it truly needs to be your first step in effectively managing risks on your project.

2021 116

Successfully Managing Several Projects Concurrently

Brad Egeland

With the common failure rate of the projects we manage coming in at more than 50%, managing just one project to success is enough of a challenge.

2021 127

4 Arguments for PMP Certification

Brad Egeland

The discussions go back and forth. should I certify or not? You know what I'm talking about. project management professional (PMP) certification.

Find a Job with a Startup - Find Out How Here

Brad Egeland

Anyone looking for work online will inevitably bump into a conversation about “startup” companies. These young organizations are born to address unique problems with new services or products.

2021 112

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

5 Best Practices for Continuous Testing

Brad Egeland

In the software world, “quality” is a phrase you hear a lot; it’s defined as “the degree of excellence of something.” ” But, what exactly is quality, and why is it so heavily emphasized upon? ​ Tech projects either work or they don't. Halfway doesn't cut it.

2021 151

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).

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

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Tips for New Project Managers

Brad Egeland

Project Management. All Project Managers have to start somewhere from some beginning. So moving ahead, it’s what you do with that leadership role that makes you a good or great project manager. At some point in time, all of us are new to project management.

2021 103

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

6 Reasons You Should Invest in a Project Management Software

Brad Egeland

You might think that you don’t need project management software — that’s what the project manager is for! However, project management software can make a big difference in your organization, for both the project managers and other team members as well.

2021 97

How to Ensure Employee Success for Your Business

Brad Egeland

Employee success plays a crucial role in business growth and success. For your business to thrive, your staff should be motivated and happy at the workplace. Employee success also means that your workers attain their goals and enjoy a satisfactory working experience.

2021 97

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 158

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.

Analytics Best Practices: 5 Key Dashboard Design Principles

Explore 5 key principles that exist to ensure you create a relevant dashboard that guides and simplifies the user experience, makes it as easy as possible to interpret what is presented no matter its complexity, and increases the adoption of BI.

Fixing Someone Else's Broken Project

Brad Egeland

Fixing someone else’s mess can drive me crazy. As a developer I hated taking over someone else’s code, trying to make sense of their programming style, and then fix it or modify it to whatever new functionality was needed. For me, the same is true on projects.

2021 140

Key Responsibilities of the PMO

Brad Egeland

A project management office (PMO) is an organizational entity usually tasked to centralize and coordinate the management of projects within an organization. ​ A PMO oversees the management of projects, programs, or a combination of both.

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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 136

How to Manage Multiple Projects with Success

Brad Egeland

Do you have the luxury of managing just one project at a time? Some project managers do – most don’t. I’m not sure I ever have and I’m thinking I might just get bored managing one initiative at a time. Variety is the spice of life… they say.

2021 116

Why Operational Reporting is Still Critical in Modern BI

In a world full of new features, traditional reporting is still a critical requirement for businesses. Read further to understand the reasons behind its lasting relevance and why it should continue to be an integral part of modern analytics solutions.

7 Key Considerations for Building the Perfect PMO

Brad Egeland

Does your organization invest in a Project Management Office (PMO)? If you are reading this then you must be considering setting up a PMO or have concluded your approach to project management is not working and you are in the process of analyzing, dismantling and preparing to rebuild it.

2021 97

7 Resources That Will Make You A Better Project Manager

Brad Egeland

Whether you’re brand new to project management, or an experienced PM looking to sharpen your skills, there’s a world of resources at your fingertips that might cause a bit of paralysis if you don't know where to start. We’re here to help.

2021 129

What Really is the Project?

Brad Egeland

Did you ever have one of those project customers come to you with an initiative that really has no boundaries or definition yet? Sort of a taste of “we'll get there when we get there.”

2021 119

Why Tech Projects Fail

Brad Egeland

I wish I could tell you in one concise article why projects fail. But you're smart and you know I'd be leaving something out – possibly an exact scenario that you're going through right now that may have even caused you to notice this article. I feel your pain – believe me.I

2021 152

What is Data Storytelling? The Value of Context and Narrative

This beginner’s guide explains what data storytelling means for your company’s business intelligence and data analytics, the importance of leveraging it today, and how Yellowfin’s own set of storytelling tools can enrich your insight reporting efforts.