Brad Egeland

What Can Monty Python and the Holy Grail Teach Us About Project Management? Find Out Here

Brad Egeland

What can Monty Python and the Holy Grail teach us about project management? There are 5. no 6 things to be exact. I will tell you what they are in an upcoming article on the APM site. Stay tuned for a go-live link posted here

2019 161

10 Characteristics of an Awesome Business Analyst

Brad Egeland

Does your organization handle large, complex technical projects? Do you have diversely skilled project teams assigned to those projects? How about overloaded project managers? Are they juggling several projects at once?

2019 145

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.

Risk 176

Rigid Leadership Can Kill the Project

Brad Egeland

We are taught that great leaders are fair but stern, collaborative but focused, flexible but driven. They are stubborn and not easily swayed. Well, I’m here to tell you that may not be project management reality for you if you really plan to be a successful project leader.

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.

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?

Risk 151

Business Analyst = Cybersecurity Expert

Brad Egeland

Ok, this may be a stretch to say “cybersecurity expert”, but I got your attention, didn't I?

2019 129

Managing Compliance in Project Management

Brad Egeland

Business projects are an excellent way of implementing new ideas while improving current processes. However, every project you carry out should meet relevant compliance guidelines. Compliance refers to the process of conforming to various standards, rules, and requirements. Because companies operate within a legal and highly regulated environment, they must ensure that they remain compliant with relevant regulations that have been put in place.

2019 110

What Does the Future of AI Progress Mean for Humans - is 2050 the End Game?

Brad Egeland

This is scary, but all too likely - possibly as early as 2050. Do we need to slow AI progress as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warned, but to what extent? And is it too late? Watch - do you agree? Why or why not? Click on the image above or the link below. link] ​

2019 128

Followup is the Most Important Part of Project Meetings

Brad Egeland

All project meetings you call are important and often it's the best and fastest way to disseminate that critical project info to all necessary stakeholders.

2019 133

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

NEWSFLASH! The PMP Exam is NOT Based on the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition

Brad Egeland

From Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT - CEO of Cheetah Learning.

2019 150

5 Things Your CEO Should Know About Cybersecurity

Brad Egeland

I’m pretty sure by now that executives in organizations – especially organizations with some sensitive data to secure – are paying at least some cursory attention to cyber security and cyber crime.

2019 151

Daily 2% Chance of the Predicted Big One Hitting California

Brad Egeland

2% chance daily of the predicted catastrophic earthquake overdue to hit the San Andreas fault. So Cal is more likely to get it because San Fran was devastated in 1906 by a 7.9. Comforting I’m sure. The 1989 World Series earthquake was only 6.9.

2019 116

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 180

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

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 148

Reputation is a Fragile Thing

Brad Egeland

As you may have noticed, I often like to use a rock and roll theme. This time I’m borrowing a line from one of my favorite Cheap Trick songs. You’re only as good as your last project…or at least your last few projects.

2019 129

Managing a Project is Like Driving a BMW

Brad Egeland

Aww this brings back memories. My beloved 1992 BMW 3 series. My all-time favorite car I've ever owned. It had incredible handling, it looked great, was the perfect blue color, and fast. Perfect combo of everything.for the driver. The ultimate driving machine. Now read that last sentence again.

2019 116

Global Artificial Intelligence Talent Report

Brad Egeland

The demand for AI experts has grown exponentially over the last few years. As companies increasingly adopt AI solutions for their businesses, the need for highly experienced, PhD-educated, and technically-adept talent shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

2019 121

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.

This Week in PM 4.15.2019

Brad Egeland

Check out some of the interesting things being said and delivered via PM and business strategy this week! Check back every week for more interesting content. and feel free to suggest content through my contact form

2019 155

This Week in Project Management 7.1.2019

Brad Egeland

What's new in project management? What's being said about project management and it's role in cybersecurity, AI, machine learning, business analysis, strategy and leading project clients? Check out This Week in PM 7.1.2019 for all the best project management articles the world has to offer

2019 116

Free Blockchain for Dummies eBook download Courtesy of IBM

Brad Egeland

Want to know about Blockchain. what it's all about and is it something you should be concerned with? Should your organization be Blockchain ready and using it strategically in your own business processes and delivery? Download the free Blockchain for Dummies limited edition here courtesy of IBM.

2019 153

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.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Want to Increase Your Traffic and Sales? Try this.

Brad Egeland

Do you want experienced, expert content for you blog or site like this for free? link] [link] [link] [link] [link] There are several options I will work out with you. Free placement in high-profile PM tool feature article with your product description, screenshots and links and marketed to 1.5

2019 138

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.

2019 133

How to Check if Your Google Account has been Hacked

Brad Egeland

Did you know that you can check a recent activity log for your account? It will show you from what browsers and devices you’ve accessed it, when and from what IP. If there’s something that you don’t recognize there or an old session from a friend’s computer, you can choose to terminate it. Same option is available for many other online accounts, such as Facebook, Yahoo or Dropbox.

2019 91

Issues with Remote Management of Agile Projects

Brad Egeland

I have always been a supporter and advocate for remote work, remote project management and virtual teams. I think it is a great way - the best way - to get top talent to your staff and project teams as they are the least likely to want to move from London, England to Columbus, OH.

2019 135

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.

Cybersecurity Tip: Check Your Mobile Apps

Brad Egeland

Take a quick glance over your mobile apps, see what you have installed there. Revoke permissions for apps that require access to sensitive information - why would a flashlight app request access to read your messages, for example? Keep your apps updated - this lowers the chances for malware to take advantage of their vulnerabilities. Remove any apps you haven’t been using - they are vulnerabilities for your security and privacy.

2019 82

Why Mark Zuckerberg Has Some of His Best Learders on Blockchain

Brad Egeland

Mark Zuckerberg is highly adept at addressing Facebook’s greatest threats. ​ He spent $1 billion on Instagram because that’s where young people were posting photos.

2019 147

Cybersecurity Tip: Online Shopping Safety

Brad Egeland

Online shopping safety : never do it from a device that isn't yours or on a network you don't own. Your data could be copied and harvested by cyber criminals. Make sure you're the only one spending your money by: Using safe network Employing strong passwords (password managers FTW!) Being careful about which websites you shop at Never saving your card details in an online account Verifying your transactions weekly to make sure there’s nothing fishy going on

2019 84

Your Excellence Inspires Me

Brad Egeland

I heard this the other day – can’t remember where. But the concept of the statement is great. Someone is inspired to be better due to someone else’s excellence or perceived excellence. How would you like to hear this statement made to you?

2019 144

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

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 139

Creating a Cyber Aware Organization

Brad Egeland

Creating a cybersecure organization is a necessary goal today and is the responsibility of every employee. There are managerial, strategic, and financial considerations in becoming cybersecure. It needs to be all-in. All hands on deck. Involve everyone and do it today

2019 75

What is Neuromorphic Computing and Why Does it Sound So Cool?

Brad Egeland

I saw a video article on Neuromorphic Computing the other day - something I had not really heard much about, though it ties in heavily to Artificial Intelligence which I, of course, do know about. the possibilities are now endless. This is what Techopedia says about Neuromorphic Computing.

2019 125

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 139

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?