Brad Egeland

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.

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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.

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4 Reasons Why Remote Project Management and Virtual Teams Work

Brad Egeland

For the naysayers who are still out there saying you have to work face to face with your co-workers and team members to be productive I ask this… Have you ever worked on a remote or virtual team project and was it successful? Was it unsuccessful? If so, why? Have you ever even tried it?

2021 95

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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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.

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 139

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 123

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 113

5 Reasons To Consider Making MindGenius Your PM Tool Of Choice

Brad Egeland

Basically, I want the leaders at these organizations to tell us in their own words “5 Reasons Why” we should be demo’ing or downloading a free trial or purchasing their software to use for some or all of our project related needs.

2021 113

How to Successfully Takeover an Existing Project

Brad Egeland

You’re cruising along with your own plate full of projects or perhaps one very visible, mission-critical project and you’ve got about as much as you can handle. Sounds familiar, right?

2021 113

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Las Vegas Athletics Baseball - Could the Las Vegas Ballpark be a MLB Stadium?

Brad Egeland

After saying it was a possibility the Oakland A’s could play out of Las Vegas Ballpark on a temporary basis, team president Dave Kaval walked back that assertion, saying that it was more of a hypothetical statement.

2021 91

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 125

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 146

What to Do When Enough is Never Enough for the Customer

Brad Egeland

​ Have you ever had that project customer where no matter what you do, it seems like it’s never enough? No matter how hard you try, they’re always looking for something more or something different?

2021 95

2021 State of Analytics: Why Users Demand Better

As organizations become more data driven, their analytics requirements grow. Find out how knowledge workers use analytics and explore their needs and preferences.

9 Project Management Software Tools and 5 Reasons Why Each May be Right for You

Brad Egeland

I have a series of articles going on Project Times presenting "5 Reasons Why." you should be considering several different Project Management software tools for you or your organization. Nine of these articles - on 9 different tools - are live so far. eventually there will be 20-30 of these targeted articles so keep checking back or look for updates. Right now are are the nine tools so far and their links.

2021 111

How to Manage a Project with a Tight Budget

Brad Egeland

When you’re running a high dollar project with a long time frame, lots of travel and a high paying customer, it’s critical to manage the budget closely. It always is because the financials on any project can get of hand quickly if not properly managed.

2021 118

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.

2020 141

Critical Cybersecurity Trends

Brad Egeland

Cybersecurity. Likely to be one of the most sought after professions in the 2020’s. 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. And new PM consulting services and resources and training organizations are formed. But for the most part, project management as a profession stays rather static.

2021 87

Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

5 Common Project Estimating Mistakes

Brad Egeland

Estimating project work for individual tasks or groups of tasks can be difficult – and it’s important to rely on the project team to either help with estimates or produce the initial estimates that you, as the project manager, then review and document.

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 150

The Downside of the Remote Work: 85% Increase in Insider Risk

Brad Egeland

Roughly a year into this "new normal," the vast majority of companies are labeling the remote work shift a resounding success — improving productivity and accelerating their digital transformations.

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 Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Project Integration Management the Right Way

Brad Egeland

​ The concept Project integration management is a key skill that is the tightly woven into the PM industry standard processes laid out by the Project Management Institute (PMI). As defined by PMI, project integration management are the processes and activities needed to integrate the various elements of project management, which are identified, defined, combined, unified, and coordinated within the Project Management Process Groups.

2021 82

Dig In and Find the Real Project Need

Brad Egeland

It’s the goal (dare I say dream?) of every project manager who has ever donned the PM hat to delivery exactly what the customer wants. That feeling of accomplishment at the end of the engagement when the customer says, “well done” is so good and yet so rarely heard.

2021 99

Delivering Perfect Document to Your Project Customer

Brad Egeland

In the grand scheme of things while running a project, delivering a perfectly formatted, error-free, and absolutely grammatically correct Risk Management Plan is not probably at the top of your list, is it? I can understand that.

2021 118

8 Phases of the Tech Project Explained

Brad Egeland

This article explains the 8 phases of a project. It features and explains the full real world life cycle of a tech project. enjoy!

2020 115

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.

Real Project Management 101: Reasons for Project Change Management

Brad Egeland

Change management. Scope management. Change orders. Not always among the most fun or interesting tasks that a project manager involves himself with on the projects he is leading. Of course there is always the feather in the cap you get by bringing in new revenue from a newly identified change order.

The Very Real Impacts of Cybercrime

Brad Egeland

Cybercrime is real. It's real in the big data services we use, it's real in the big stores we buy our groceries and household items in, and it's real on the projects that we manage. Cybercrime is becoming such a common occurrence.

2021 113

Tips for Bringing New Members to the Remote Project Team

Brad Egeland

Ideally, the project manager makes it through a project engagement with his team intact and no need to add or replace resources. New resources aren't a bad thing, but it can be costly and time-consuming to add them mid-stream on a project so we always try to use that option as a last resort.

2021 91

4 Biggest Mistakes Project Teams Make

Brad Egeland

Whenever you get a team together, you have to watch for things falling through the cracks that could disrupt whatever you're working on. And for a project, that could mean costly and timely errors and potentially a failed project. No one wants that.

2020 145

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.

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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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.

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.

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Defensive Project Management - Good or Bad?

Brad Egeland

As project managers, we expect to need to act proactively, aggressively, and yes, reactively on our projects. We make decisions to move forward with. We need to be innovative. Think of our project customers and what they may be needing. How to succeed on that next set of very difficult tasks.

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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.