Brad Egeland

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.

2020 184

MindGenius Templates for Every Project Management Need

Brad Egeland

I’ve been part of organizations that allowed project managers to use whatever tools necessary to manage their projects.

2020 105

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Kanban 101

Brad Egeland

Do your project meetings start with questions like this: "So what are you working on right now?" What was it I should be doing next because I'm almost done with my current task?" "How How soon before 'x' happens?"

2020 117

101 Series Starting this Week

Brad Egeland

I've decided we need to have a 101 type series published somewhere and here on my site and blog seems like a good place.

2020 109

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?

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.

2020 151

5 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.

2020 138

AI Based PMO Dashboard with Cloud Project Management

Brad Egeland

A PMO dashboard contains the summary of all the projects being run by an organization. It is a helpful tool for the project managers and the senior personnel of the business who want to keep themselves updated with the status of any project handled by their team.

2020 131

PM Candidates: 5 Legitimate Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

Brad Egeland

Are you a candidate for a new project management position in your organization or at another company and you are preparing for the interview? If so, there are some strategies that can help you. One, is to ask a few pointed questions to get detailed information about the PM infrastructure.

2020 129

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.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Managing Projects with Zenkit - the Power of Simplicity

Brad Egeland

It can be stressful to find the right tool to start your project. You could choose something simple, but five years from now you'll have to switch to something more capable. Or you could start off with a big, complex tool. But this is way too complicated at the beginning and slows you down.

2020 105

Remote Control: Supporting the New Reality of Working from Home

Brad Egeland

The unprecedented global health crisis is changing the way we work at truly astounding speeds. Suddenly, whether by choice or necessity, many of us find ourselves negotiating the new reality of remote work.

Handing Over the Project to A New PM

Brad Egeland

There comes a time in almost every project manager’s career when they need to give away a project.

2020 155

5 Days to PMP Certification Explained

Brad Egeland

Cheetah Learning - the #1 provider of Project Manager Professional (PMP) preparation and certification training - touts a 98% success rate in getting their students certified and says they can do it in 4 days of prep, you take the test on Friday of that week and you're done.

2020 143

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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 152

Project Tools to Keep Remote Teams Productive

Brad Egeland

In the wake of millions of workers going home to work from small startups to giants like Facebook, Microsoft and now Twitter there is a whole new landscape in the project workforce to service. Does your project software do collaboration well to keep remote teams and stakeholders in touch?

2020 156

How to Successfully Create and Manage a Workable Project Budget

Brad Egeland

There is no question that project success is hard to achieve. More than 50% of all projects are usually considered failures by someone to some degree using some yardstick. Surveys generally put project failure rates between 46% and 57%. Not good. not encouraging.

2020 143

5 Reasons MindGenius is the Perfect Choice Team Collaboration and Project Management During COVID-19 and Beyond

Brad Egeland

​ MindGenius is your all-in-one project management software tool, ideal for small-medium projects and organizations. MindGenius mind-mapping software allows you to bring your information to life, visualize your ideas and achieve your project goals.

2020 101

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

4 Traits of the Successful Project Manager

Brad Egeland

I’ve pondered this topic several times before and I’ve come up with certain characteristics that I feel the project manager must possess in order to increase his chances at success.

2020 152

Four Cybersecurity Trends for Tech Projects and Organizations

Brad Egeland

Project management doesn't really change that much. ​ New project management software comes out from new or existing providers and the Project Management Institute (PMI) revises the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) every so often.

2020 143

Are Most Projects Basically the Same?

Brad Egeland

I know this question sounds like a crazy one to ask on the surface. Every project – in it’s details – is different, I know. Even two projects implementing the same technology – maybe even with the same PM and technical team involved - will be different to some degree.

2020 135

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.

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

How to Build a Compliance Program

Brad Egeland

Compliance promises more benefits for your organization than just being on the right side of the law. As long as you comply with the different regulations, you can keep your business safe from the different business risks as well as keep customers and investors happy.

2019 148

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

Four Key Elements of a Viable PMO

Brad Egeland

Your organization has a project management office or is planning to create one. But is it truly viable?

2020 153

4 Steps for Advancing Your PM Career

Brad Egeland

Ready for the next career step? There are several ways you can get noticed. There are several ways to get your information out there. And certainly some of those involve just going to a career site and posting your resume.

2020 144

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

10 Characteristics of the Best Business Analysts

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?

2020 141

Does the PMO Really Need a DIrector

Brad Egeland

Have you ever been in a situation where you were reporting to a PMO director and you wonder what value this person brings to the table? You romanticize about how much more productive you would be if you didn’t have to jump through his hoops.

2020 133

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

2019 166

Tips for Managing Projects Through Organizational Changes

Brad Egeland

​Projects succeed and projects fail. According to some survey statistics that have been presented in the past couple of years projects fail to some degree and based on some criteria or another between 56% and 74% of the time.

2020 121

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Top 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 144

Using A Vulnerability Scanner In Your Risk Management

Brad Egeland

Managing your system vulnerabilities is an essential part of your IT team’s job. It ensures that you update your systems and protect your organization from security breaches. However, to manage your vulnerabilities, you need to assess your systems through thorough and frequent scans.

2020 101

PM Software is Inflexible. MindGenius Is Not

Brad Egeland

Project Management Software is known for being Inflexible. MindGenius changes that. ​ 6 Tools = More Options MindGenius gives you 6 ways of performing key project management activities. You can choose what works best for your project and your personal work style

2020 132

Tips for Managing Projects Remotely

Brad Egeland

With the extended used of offshore resources and tech resources individual around the world as organizations seek to utilize the best talent available without trying to relocate every employee or contract recruit, the virtual team concept is happening everywhere.

2020 121

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.