Brad Egeland

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.

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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.

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5 Reasons to Make MindGenius Your PM Tool of Choice

Brad Egeland

I'm starting a new series here on Project Times – a series of articles on PM tools and services.

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How to Build a PMO from Scratch

Brad Egeland

You have been working in your growing organization as a project manager for the past five years leading a couple dozen customized implementations for the enterprise software package your company produces.

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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?

5 Reasons Why Microsoft’s Project For The Web Accelerator With OnePlan Is The Future Of Project Online

Brad Egeland

The next installment of my exclusive series of articles on new, emerging and some established project management tools and services will focus here on OnePlan.

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4 steps to right sizing the project team

Brad Egeland

Right sizing. I love that fun, ugly term that originated in the late 80's that executives started using instead of firing people. “We aren't firing, we are right sizing.”

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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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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.

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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.

2021 105

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

5 Reasons Why Every Small Business Needs an Employee Monitoring Software

Brad Egeland

Whether you are an owner of a small business or working as a manager, you must know the importance of having productive, hardworking and high performing employees drive the success of your organization.

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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.

2021 99

Start Your PM Day Off Right

Brad Egeland

​Think “Monday morning chaos.” ” Think starting the day wondering who has emailed issues to you since you last checked your messages. Think arriving at your desk with voice mails from two of your project customers already waiting for you. Headaches, right? Frustrations?

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5 Tips for a Better PMO

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.

2021 105

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

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.

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.

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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 115

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!

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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.

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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The Project Manager as a Negotiator

Brad Egeland

You may ask, is the project manager expected to act as a negotiator, too? You better believe it! It may not be an ‘official’ expectation, but the project manager who isn’t prepared to face negotiation situations during the life of their project is not really prepared.

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Are We Taking Cybersecurity Seriously Enough?

Brad Egeland

There’s no doubt that we will all be hacked or breached or have our data and identity affected by a breach sooner or later. Most of us already have. I know my Twitter account has been hacked twice and my Facebook account has been hacked at least once.

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The Pandemic Forced a Massive Remote-Work Experiment. Now What?

Brad Egeland

In March 2020, companies across the US abruptly shuttered their offices and instructed employees to work from home indefinitely as a result of the pandemic. At first, many thought the shutdowns would last a couple months. But one year later, millions of workers are still working remotely.

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Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

Hired to Fire

Brad Egeland

Imagine this.it's s your first day on a new job and your manager walks you around to everyone's desk to introduce you to them and as you walk away.sometimes still within earshot, he proceeds to tell you that you need to fire that person.

2021 115

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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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.

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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.

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.

Are businesses investing enough in cybersecurity?

Brad Egeland

The issue isn't how large of a cybersecurity investment an organization makes, but rather, if it is spending funds properly. The cost of cybercrime jumped to over $1 trillion in 2020, according to McAfee.

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Fingerprint Hacking - the Next Big Security Concern?

Brad Egeland

Cybersecurity, hacking, black hat activities. Many large organizations have been affected heavily affected in recent years. The end result?

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5 Common Fail Points for Most PPMs

Brad Egeland

The need for a project portfolio management tool is often dependent on the organization's size, client base, types of projects they undertake and sizes of projects they are engaging on over the course of time.

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The Most Competitive Jobs in Every State

Brad Egeland

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across many facets of life, not the least of which is the economy. ​ By the end of 2020, nearly 11 million Americans were unemployed.

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How to Select an Embedded Analytics Product: 12 Criteria to Consider

This report is designed to help readers select an embedded analytics product. It provides 12 criteria to consider when evaluating embedded capabilities. It also comes with a companion spreadsheet that enables users to score and compare products along these 12 dimensions and others they may add.

New Professional Body for PMO Professionals Launched

Brad Egeland

The House of PMO, a new professional body for PMO professionals was launched today by Lindsay Scott and Eileen Roden – the team behind the PMO Flashmob and The PMO Conference.

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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.

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Real PM 101: Are Good Requirements Necessary?

Brad Egeland

I’ve said this time and time again. Requirements are the lifeblood of the project. Bad requirements = an extremely risk situation wrought with conflicts, change orders, disputes, customer dissatisfaction, budget overruns and missed deadlines.

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MInt Mobile is Actually Really Good - I Finally Switched and Want to Share My Experience (and Discount)

Brad Egeland

Not a sales pitch - just want everyone to have a chance to save money and I know switching phone plans can be scary and we all put it off. My wife said "just do it" so I did it. Read on.

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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?