Brad Egeland

A Roadmap to Success

Brad Egeland

Every once in awhile we find that product or process or program that can help us out immensely in the project management and project portfolio management world. I think I've just found it in a latest connection with some great individuals standing behind a stellar product.

2019 156

The Hybrid Project Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

What exactly is hybrid PPM? First let's consider what PPM is and should do and then let's explore what happens with a hybrid PPM tool.

2019 153

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.

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 166

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?

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.

PMO Health Check 101

Brad Egeland

Do you have a healthy PMO? Is it run efficiently? Is it constructed for the “now” or for the long haul? Will it be here in this form in 5 years or is it going to need to be rebuilt? Is it scalable? Are you running the right projects with the right people?

PMO 121

Hybrid PPM with Bidirectional Jira Integration

Brad Egeland

Imagine a hybrid project portfolio management (PPM) tool that works well in both agile and traditional waterfall scenarios with bidirectional Jira integration and only in mind: to make you more successful. ONEPOINT Projects is used across industries to solve different challenges.

2019 91

Why is Your PM Software the Best?

Brad Egeland

Project management software vendors - why is your PM, PPM or PMO tool or service better than the rest? Tell me about. Tell me why everyone should try it. Be ready to give me 5 reasons why and I'll feature that for everyone to read.

2019 164

How I got sucked into the cryptocurrency craze and walked away with $13m

Brad Egeland

This is the first-person account of Dan Conway, an ex-middle manager in corporate America who made a fortune betting his life savings on cryptocurrency. BY DAN CONWAY On a gray morning in May 2016, I left my office in downtown San Francisco and walked down Montgomery Street, to Wells Fargo.

2017 91

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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.

A Guide to Sprint Planning 101

Brad Egeland

Planning. Necessary, but not usually the most exciting part of any project, software development effort or process. And for agile development processes, it's the same thing. Sprint planning, or iteration planning, is an event that is embedded within the Scrum framework.

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5 Ways to Be a Better Project Manager

Brad Egeland

Good, better, best. If we are dedicated to our profession, we usually always want to be improving. Granted, there are those days and weeks when we are just trying to keep our heads above water and we can't think about improving.just maintaining. I get that. I've been there.

2019 91

Top BradEgeland.com Articles Trending on Project Management Update

Brad Egeland

Read all of my latest trending Project Management, Tech, and Business articles that are trending on Project Management Update. It's everything you need to know about Project Management and Technology and then some.

2019 146

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

New Project Manager? Read This.

Brad Egeland

Are You a New Project Manager? We all have to start somewhere. At some point in time, all of us are new to project management. There are a few different ways we can chose, move into and even fall into the role of project manager.

2019 127

Ask the PM #1 video is Live - Please Check it Out and Give Feedback

Brad Egeland

The first video in my new series "Ask the PM" is live now. thanks for your challenging questions. I've received 50+ so far and I'll plan to go over 5-6 that I pick out per video.

2019 91

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 186

Are You a Risk on Your Own Projects?

Brad Egeland

As project managers we try to be a value-added resource on our projects. We want to bring positives in everything we do. After all, the success of the project is ours to own, right? We succeed or we fail, and it’s our name that goes with it.

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.

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?

5 Things to Look for in a PPM Solution

Brad Egeland

An organization's need for a project portfolio management (PPM) tool is usually dependent on the their size, client base, types of projects they undertake and sizes of projects they are engaging on over the course of time.

2019 91

ONEPOINT Projects - Scaled Agile Done Right

Brad Egeland

COMBINING THE BEST OF STANDARDS-BASED PPM WITH SCALED AGILE ​ ONEPOINT's innovative, hybrid approach to project management allows you to combine the best of Scaled Agile with all major features of common PM standards including PMI, IPMA and PRINCE2.

5 Ways Organizations Can Better Secure IoT Devices

Brad Egeland

Manufacturers, businesses, and other organizations can better secure their IoT devices by following five best practices: Take note of every network endpoint added. Every endpoint added to your network creates more areas through which cybercriminals can attack.

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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.

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 160

Looking to Improve Project Performance - Check Out these PM Tools and Services for Better Results

Brad Egeland

In this latest installment in what is becoming a potentially monthly offering, I'm presenting five more project management related tools and services that PM professionals should be checking out.

2018 173

ONEPOINT Projects - the Most Easy to Use PPM Available - Try it

Brad Egeland

ONEPOINT Projects is the most easy-to-use real project & portfolio management solution for innovative project teams including a bidirectional Jira integration.

2019 127

Staying Ahead of Business Risks

Brad Egeland

The Equifax data breach led to the exposure of the personally identifiable information of 143 million people. This is just a tip of the iceberg when speaking of the threats that businesses face daily.

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.

5 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Acuity PPM

Brad Egeland

In my next “5 Reasons Why.” ” installment, I'd like to suggest 5 reasons why you should check out Acuity PPM for your project portfolio management needs. It is a high performance but very affordable, scalable PPM tool that is likely a great choice for your organization.

2019 91

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.

Is a PPM Solution the Right Fit for Your Organization?

Brad Egeland

Is your organization at that point where you are looking for more control over your expanding project portfolio?

2019 91

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.

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.

The Jabra Talk 55 - Unmatched Quality and Clarity for the Busy Professional

Brad Egeland

A few years ago, the good people at Jabra sent me their newest model Bluetooth earpiece - the Eclipse - to test out and review.

2019 91

Using Project & Risk Management to Build Your Startup

Brad Egeland

The healthcare industry is laden with risks. While businesses regularly announce forecasts and projections, managers understand that the ability to manage existing and potential risks can mean the difference between success or failure. To survive in today’s volatile economy, your medical-based startup should have a risk management plan. Typically, a team of stakeholders will identify potential risks that your business is likely to face and provide strategies for dealing with them.

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 142

Auditing and Analytics in Big Data

Brad Egeland

An increase in cybersecurity threats characterizes the growth of an organization. As such, institutions endeavor to improve their risk management techniques to ensure that all the information is protected from malicious individuals.

2019 144

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.