Brad Egeland

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 267

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 225

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 232

The Best Business Analysts Ask Lots of Questions

Brad Egeland

If we want to be experts and be respected like experts and be paid like experts, then we aren't supposed to be asking questions, right? ​ We're supposed to be answering questions. The weak ask the questions and the strong answer them.

2018 181

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?

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.

Survey - How Certified is Your PMO and How Effective is the PMO Leadership?

Brad Egeland

Let's have a little fun and do a new survey. This time I'd like to look at two things. 1) How certified is your PMO or PM infrastructure? 2) Who's leading your PMO and how effective is that leadership and the PMO in general?

Automate Open Source Code Management with the #1 Software Composition Analysis Tool In WhiteSource

Brad Egeland

WhiteSource is the leader in open source security and license compliance management on the market. The company’s solution integrates fully into the build process, no matter the programming languages, build tools, or development environments.

2018 170

Are Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Threatening the Safety of Your IT Projects?

Brad Egeland

Whether you like it or not, the answer is undoubtedly YES. Have you looked in your cyber mirror lately? We see reports and information about cybersecurity and cybercrime in the news and on social media repeatedly, but are we doing anything about it back home?

2018 238

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Project Negotiations - Exciting or Scary?

Brad Egeland

When you hear the word "Negotiations" - does it excite you or concern you? You're serious about being a successful Project Manager, so let Cheetah Learning help you to upgrade your PM Skills. Start negotiating!

2018 195

Only $79 - Make Sure You're Ready for the PMP Certification Test

Brad Egeland

It's important for you and the people you serve that you're successful with becoming PMP certified. So Cheetah Learning has created this program for you to reduce your risks and increase your chances of success with becoming a PMP.

Cheetah is for Project Managers who are Serious About Their Careers

Brad Egeland

Are you a project manager who is tired of going through the motions or tired of experiencing small pay raises with little or no career advancement? Want to take control of your career and your life? It will be an adventure, but a very rewarding one.

2018 229

Be the Best Leader Possible on Projects and in Life

Brad Egeland

Want to be the best leader you can possible be for your projects, your team and your project customer? How about in life? A new kind of certification will make you not only a better project manager and show your dedication to the profession, but it will also change your life.

2018 146

Are You Properly Planning for Testing on Your Tech Projects?

Brad Egeland

Calling all project managers. planning is important no matter how badly you, or your customer or your senior management want to push to get started. Your first order of business is to plan well. You've heard the saying, “measure twice, cut once”? Well, plan 15 times, say “go!”

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

The Best Damn Project Management Software

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? Homegrown? Expensive? Site license? Per-user license? Small learning curve? Large learning curve? Desktop?

100 Project Management, Cybersecurity and SEO Reviews Featured

Brad Egeland

Over the past couple of years I have done both individual reviews and overviews of over 100 of the top and emerging Project Management, Cybersecurity and SEO related software tools and services as well as group features of usually 4-7 vendor offerings in a similar genre.

2016 183

Vegas Golden Knights Start Round 2 Tonight vs. San Jose Sharks as Favorites to Win the Stanley Cup

Brad Egeland

First they were 200-1 odds at the beginning of the season to win it all. Then they surprised everyone by winning their division and making the playoffs easily. Next, they swept the LA Kings in Round 1. and now they are Stanley Cup favorites in their first season in the NHL.

2018 207

Best Project Manager Training - Create Better Results with Less Effort

Brad Egeland

Is it possible that there could be a different “right” path for you? Activate your Innate Genius and better leverage your Innate Strengths to find the right path for you where you: 1. Can learn faster and achieve your goals quicker. Pick better projects and finish them faster.

2018 190

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?

Top 5 Causes of Project Failure (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.

2018 204

Seven Big Tech Project Advances We Should See in Our Lifetime

Brad Egeland

We are making major technological advances every year.every month.every day even. Some affect just a few of us while some have a lasting effect on a large portion of the population.

2018 197

1st Gen Acura MDX - One of the Most Reliable SUVs in History

Brad Egeland

I own a 2003 Acura MDX. We hoped to get 100-150k miles of cheap reliable driving out of this vehicle, sell it and move on. What happened has been phenomenal. This vehicle is now 15 years old, has 285,000 miles on it, and has hardly cost us a dime to maintain.

2003 217

The Most Important Soft Skills for Business Analysts

Brad Egeland

The definition of soft skills is “personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.”

2018 156

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.

Where to Go When Project Management Training and Certification is Your Priority

Brad Egeland

Cheetah Learning was the first company to offer Accelerated PMP Exam Prep over 15 years ago. Cheetah Learning has a consistent 98% pass rate and 95% of their business is referrals from their large and very successful alumni base.

Better Projects Better Business

Brad Egeland

Review the Research On How Better Projects Lead to Better Business. Review Cheetah Learning's research on how doing better at projects in various sectors of an operation can improve an organization's overall performance and provide a significant competitive advantage.

2018 184

Best Strategies for Virtual Team Management

Brad Egeland

First off, let me state that I really, really believe that remote project management I is a great solution for most projects. It has worked extremely well for me for the past 10 years or so. But I know it’s not for everyone.

This Week in Project Management 8.6.2018

Brad Egeland

Check out some of the interesting things being said and delivered via PM and business strategy this week! This Week in Project Management 8.6.2018 Check back every week for more interesting content.

2018 156

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.

Upcoming Monthly Articles on Top Project Management Tools and Services to Try

Brad Egeland

Starting in March 2018 – so right now - if you are a vendor with a great project management software or service that you want the world to know about, then you are in luck.

2018 215

Five Tips for Improving Your Project Office

Brad Egeland

A few years ago I conducted a survey of project managers and PM team member – basically whoever would respond. What I found out was this.

2017 238

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 156

Smarter Cybersecurity with Intelligent Orchestration

Brad Egeland

Arming your security team with the right tools is critical when it comes to responding to complex threats. Cyberattacks are growing more frequent, sophisticated and damaging, and organizations have invested hundreds of billions of dollars into arming themselves to fight back.

2018 156

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.

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.

How Did I Find My Calling to Help People Make a Bigger Difference by Doing Their Projects Better?

Brad Egeland

By Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, CAL, CPD, PMP, RYT - founder and CEO of Cheetah Learning I came from a large family – my parents had six children in eight years and I was number four Both my parents were public school teachers so we were encouraged to go to college. By the time I was a junior, there were five of us in college and I was fortunate to get a full Air Force scholarship to study Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University.

Managing Projects Remotely? You Need Jabra Products

Brad Egeland

I've been managing projects remotely or mostly remotely as well as consulting for clients worldwide for the past 10+ years. One thing that project managers do who are managing virtual teams and remote projects is conducting hundreds of phone calls and conference calls.

2018 207

Pulling Off the Perfect Project Meeting

Brad Egeland

Awww perfection. We usually strive for it but never attain it.The perfect project? That's never going to happen. There are just too many variables on every project. There perfect project manager? The right training may help you get there but all the way to perfection? I'm skeptic.

2018 190

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.