Brad Egeland

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 149

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.

2020 112

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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).

2020 140

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.

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.

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 121

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 150

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.

Real Project Management 101: Is the Gantt Chart Still Necessary?

Brad Egeland

Ah the Gantt chart. Twenty years ago that was project management.

2020 119

5 Simple Ways to Improve Team Communications

Brad Egeland

Communication is key when it comes to maintaining a successful and productive workplace. With the recent global pandemic and the rise of remote work , clear and constant communication with coworkers has become even more important in achieving your goals.

2020 103

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

A Good Business Analyst Can Make You a Great Project Manager

Brad Egeland

You can be the most talented and organized project manager there ever was, but never underestimate how much a talented business analyst brings to the table on your technical projects. They are essential for success, in my opinion.

2020 108

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 142

Why Projects Fail

Brad Egeland

If we had a magic ball that could tell us why projects fail we could make millions. Big projects fail every day. I've personally had projects as big as $1.3 million fail miserably and shutdown completely. It's painful. Entire organizations can be lost because of it.

2020 119

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.

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Will Your Next Tech Project Involve Artificial Intelligence?

Brad Egeland

The world is enthralled with the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) right now. For good reason.

2020 119

5 Reasons to Attend the 2020 Global SAFe Virtual Summit October 27-28

Brad Egeland

Like nearly every big event, this year's annual Global SAFe Summit has gone virtual due to safety concerns for attendees during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can expect the same quality information and knowledge exchange, just at a distance. Be patient – we will all be back together again soon.

2020 121

AI Saves Lives - Surely it can Save a Tech Project

Brad Egeland

I recently read about a Copenhagen-based startup that has developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can listen in on emergency 911 calls and help dispatchers detect victims of cardiac arrest.

2020 108

5 Steps for Managing Project Risk

Brad Egeland

The act of systematically identifying and managing project risk seems to be a lost art or at least a very overlooked practice on today’s projects.

Risk 119

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Top 5 Reasons to Go Agile

Brad Egeland

Still running waterfall projects or development initiatives and need the push to go agile? Contemplating agile but you need some easy to explain reasons to go to your senior management with in order to get them to say “yes” to the conversion?

2020 116

How to Make Your Project Meetings Work for You

Brad Egeland

Most of us don't like meetings very much. We see them as getting in the way of “real work.”

2020 97

What “Monty Python and the Grail” Teaches Us About Project Management

Brad Egeland

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film concerning the Arthurian legend, written and performed by the Monty Python comedy group. It's a cult classic, one of my favorite movies to quote from and funny if you get the sense of humor. Not a high budget movie, but somehow it works.

2020 124

Reputation is a Fragile Thing

Brad Egeland

Use code 'MG10OFF' for 10% off MindGenius Online or MindGenius 20 - 2 versions of the #1 Mindmapping software available Sometimes I like to go with the rock and roll theme and this time I’m borrowing a line from one of my favorite Cheap Trick songs.

2020 116

4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

25 Real World Project Management Tips

Brad Egeland

Today I am going to start providing project management tips that I have gathered and endorse. Probably about 25 of them at a time.

5 Steps for Kicking Off the Project

Brad Egeland

Size matters. Industry matters. Your customer matters. But in the big project management scheme of things, many tasks are fairly standard from project to project…some variance, but the general idea is pretty much the same.

2020 121

Professional Certifications: Helpful Tool or Unnecessary Evil

Brad Egeland

Use code 'MG10OFF' for 10% off MindGenius Online or MindGenius 20 - 2 versions of the #1 Mindmapping software available You really can’t sift through job ads for IT professionals without seeing some sort of certification mentioned as a requirement or at least a nice-to-have for the position.

Are We Managing Risks on Our Tech Projects?

Brad Egeland

Managing risk is one of those afterthoughts for many of us. We should plan early for it, think of ways to mitigate it avoid it in certain areas, and help ensure our project’s success by dedicating a chunk of that early project budget to it.

2020 116

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?

5 Things the CEO Can Learn from the Project Manager

Brad Egeland

The CEO is the leader of the organization. They need to be in charge of the company in terms of where it’s headed, how it’s going to succeed over the next 12 months, five years, ten years and beyond.

2020 136

The Project Customer is Asking to Cancel - Try These 5 Steps First

Brad Egeland

Have you ever been running a project or have taken over a floundering project and been made aware that the project client is seeking to cancel the engagement and possibly even get their money back? That's a big one.

2020 97

4 Considerations When Setting Up a PMO

Brad Egeland

Use code 'BRAD20' for 20% MindGenius 20 or MindGenius Online Your organization has decided to take the next step.

PMO 108

5 Misconceptions About the Project Budget

Brad Egeland

Budget management is a critical task of the project manager and one that can weigh heavily on the success or failure of any engagement. One cannot simply create a project budget and leave it alone, hoping that everything will end well.

Budget 103

The Rise of Embedded Self-Service Analytics

Speaker: Chris Von Simson & Nat Venkataraman

Can your users get the data and analytics they need without leaving your application? Watch this webinar with Chris von Simson of Dresner Advisory Services as he shares why user enablement has emerged as the theme in today’s embedded analytics landscape.

Why Most 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

2020 119

Drawing the Line in the Sand

Brad Egeland

Have you ever said to anyone, "This is it.this is all I can take"? Or, "This is as far as I will go.I can go no farther"? You are essentially identifying your outer boundary. Your maximum give before you take your toys and go home. This is basically how it was with project scope management.

2020 121

Do COVID-19 restrictions generate new ways to conduct your business?

Brad Egeland

Due to the restrictions that have come about in 2020 to help curb exposure to COVID-19, thousands of businesses and workers have seen a need to change their business models, especially if their products or services involved the gathering of thousands of potential customers at an event.

2020 103

Will Cybercrime Kill Your Tech Projects?

Brad Egeland

Have you looked in your cyber mirror lately? We see reports and information about cybersecurity and cybercrime in the news and on social media repeatedly, but are we doing anything about it back home?

2020 116

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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