Brad Egeland

Looking for PMP Exam Prep? Hear Why This Person Chose Cheetah Learning

Brad Egeland

The Cheetah difference. Cheetah Learning students learn accelerated learning techniques to create a whole-body, whole-mind, whole-person learning experience in which they can quickly assimilate a large amount of content in a way that speeds instant recall. Here's a 5-star review from Ms. Tiffany Jackson - a recent student of Cheetah's - on her experience with the Cheetah fast way. This course was imperative to my success for obtaining my PMP. I have real test anxiety that is almost paralyzing.

2018 176

4 Java Programming Errors You Need to Avoid

Brad Egeland

Did you realize that there are over 19 million software developers in the world? While this is a very rewarding career choice, there are challenges you need to rise above to be successful. One of the most popular programming languages used in the world software development is Java.

2018 184

Are You Earning Enough Money as a Project Manager?

Brad Egeland

If you aren't PMP certified then I can almost guarantee you that you are not earning enough as a PM. How can I do that? Because I know that on average certified project management professionals (PMPs) earn up to $20,000 more annually.

2018 247

Testimonials are Coming In Proving that Cheetah Learning is the PMP Exam Prep Course that Gets You Certified

Brad Egeland

The Cheetah difference. Cheetah Learning students learn accelerated learning techniques to create a whole-body, whole-mind, whole-person learning experience in which they can quickly assimilate a large amount of content in a way that speeds instant recall. Here's a 5-star review from Ms. Tiffany Jackson - a recent student of Cheetah's - on her experience with the Cheetah fast way. This course was imperative to my success for obtaining my PMP. I have real test anxiety that is almost paralyzing.

2018 133

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?

Google to Open a $600M Data Center in Las Vegas - December 2020

Brad Egeland

Henderson, NV - attached to the south end of Las Vegas - is slated to be home to a new Google data center in December 2020. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development approved $25.2 million in tax abatements Thursday for Design LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google. The company plans to build the data center on 64 acres of land on Warm Springs Road west of Boulder Highway. The subsidiary plans to build and own the facility, while Google would handle operations and hiring.

2020 144

Become a Better Leader - 5 Proven Leadership Practices

Brad Egeland

Become a rocket ship of progress. Be the type of leader who brings out the best of everyone while making a much bigger difference in the world. This webinar and the Cheetah Leadership Program are developed by Michelle LaBrosse, a Registered Yoga Teacher, Aerospace Engineer, and Harvard Business School Graduate. Learn how to lead in a way that both stretches you and also helps you find a place of comfort and ease by better leveraging your innate talents.

5 Ways To Improve Your App Stability

Brad Egeland

Dependable Apps Applications for smartphones and the web are kind of the business card of the modern world. If you don’t have an app, it makes a lot of sense to get one. Apps should be useful, they should be easy to download, and they should be reliable.

2018 192

Triskell Software is the November App of the Month Selection

Brad Egeland

Triskell PPM Factory is an end-to-end solution, from strategy planning to execution, and Portfolio and Performance management. Fill the gap between strategic planning and proper execution. Today, most companies have to face several challenges at the same time, digital transformation, innovation, new product and market developments, as well as improve competitiveness and margins, all with ever more stringent constraints. STRATEGIC PLANNING. You have to know where you are going and why.

2018 155

Four Top Project Management Tools and Services to Check out in May 2018

Brad Egeland

Are you happy with your current project management software? Perhaps you're looking for the best place to start your journey to project management professional (PMP) or similar certification.

2018 248

I'm 92% Done with My Assigned Project Task

Brad Egeland

As project managers we often live and die by the percent complete of the tasks on our project schedules. We obsess over them and compare the tasks to the calendar dates. Are we as far along as we should be? Is my assigned resource making progress? And what, exactly, does 43% complete really mean? What does it look like? If you’re me it looks about like the progress in my new house that my contractor has made up to this point when he was supposed to be done a little over a month ago.

2018 162

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

I Can Work from Anywhere and Other Remote Project Management Myths

Brad Egeland

I will be the first to say that remote work works for me. It works great, and I've been doing it productively, effectively and successfully for years. But I realize that is not necessarily for everyone, it may not work on all types of projects, and it may not work in all companies, countries and industries. But it works for me in Las Vegas, Nevada. ​ To make a broad statement like “I can work from anywhere” is simply not true. It's like Green Eggs and Ham.

2018 168

Why are Business Analysts so Critical to the Project?

Brad Egeland

Ok, the question from some of you may be. “says who?” ” Basically, you may be thinking, “Who says they are so critical to the project?” ” I do! And I'm pretty sure a lot of individuals who are deeply concerned with the success of the project they are leading or working on would say the same thing. ​ A good business analyst can make or break the project, in my opinion.

2018 148

5 Key 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.

2018 171

10 Things a Project Manager Can Teach the CEO

Brad Egeland

Your CEO knows everything, right? That’s why they are the company leader. Wrong. Just like everyone else, they can take some tips from other leaders in the organization. ​ The problem is, the typical CEO has to maintain a fairly high level of focus on the organization as a whole. Certainly they face new challenges in their jobs regularly. But these challenges are broad and often on a very large scale.

2018 186

Refer a Friend for PMP Prep and You Both Get a Free 60 PDUs Package

Brad Egeland

Refer a Friend for Cheetah's Accelerated PMP Class and You Both Get the 60 PDU Package Is it time for you or someone you know to become a Project Management Professional? Use the promotion code "ReferAFriendPMP" and you both get the follow-on 60 PDU package at no cost. An $850 value! You need to earn 60 PDUs every three years to maintain your PMP). Classroom, Virtual or Online Programs. Cross the finish line and become PMP certified, CHEETAH FAST.

2018 127

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

5 Myths About Project Meetings

Brad Egeland

Project meetings – necessary evils in the world of project management. But meetings are meetings, right? All attendees come to meetings because you invited them so they have to, right? If you say it’s important, everyone needs to take note and be there, right? You’re the project manager so what you say goes, right? People view meetings as a nice break from the daily routine and a chance to stay up to date on project information, right?

2018 164

Take Your  Virtual Project Teams from Good to Great

Brad Egeland

Are you working on a virtual team? Would you like to take your team from good to great? Take Cheetah Learning's 20 hour online - Effective Virtual Teams program. Cheetah is offering this program for $100 off for the first 50 people who register.

2018 201

7 Agency New Business Trends You Should be Anticipating and Working Towards

Brad Egeland

The agency world is changing fast. New technologies and competitors threaten your market position. This guide looks at 7 top agency new business trends and how to deal with them. It’s hard to run an agency today. Between competition for consultancies and tech firms, emerging trends, and ever-increasing attrition rates, you have your hands full. ​ If you are to thrive in 2019, you have to look out for agency new business trends.

2019 143

Everything You Need to Know About the PMP Certification

Brad Egeland

Today, we’re in a job seeker’s market. The labor market is so strong, in fact, that it’s leading more and more Americans to quit their jobs.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Let's Tell the World About Your Awesome Project Management Related Tool, Site or Service

Brad Egeland

Approximately every month or at least every quarter, I like to feature the best or new or "one's no one knows about but should" Project Management tools and services. That can be task management, PMP training and certification, risk management, PMO leadership services and about anything and everything in between.

2016 167

6 SEO Tools Social Media Marketers Must Try

Brad Egeland

In the digital era we are in today, competition is the fuel that drives most businesses and individuals to give their best, with the knowledge that people are presented with different options to choose from.

2018 208

The Best Business Analysts Ask Lots of Questions

Brad Egeland

If we want to be experts and be respected like experts and be paid like experts, then we aren't supposed to be asking questions, right? ​ We're supposed to be answering questions. The weak ask the questions and the strong answer them.

2018 185

What is Your PM Spiritual Animal? Let's Celebrate Project Manager Week

Brad Egeland

In celebration of Project Management Week. Discover Your PM Spirit Animal and get $500 off the 60 PDU Personality Based Project Management Program Cheetah Certified Project Manager (everyone who takes this course absolutely loves it - check out the testimonials.) Take This Short Survey to Discover Your. PM Spirit Animal The promotion code for the $500 off is provided after you do the survey

2018 138

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

Why Virtual and Remote Teams are Successful

Brad Egeland

Are you a project manager who needs to pitch the concept of remote project management to your PMO director? Or are you a PMO director of CIO or corporate exec building your project management model and you need to pitch the virtual project management team model to your CEO or the rest of your leadership team? I’m sure there are many resources out there that tell you why remote project management is a good idea or why virtual project teams work.

2018 150

Project Help is on the Way - Read These Offerings on Project Times and BA Times

Brad Egeland

Are you stuck on a project with a failing budget, a conflict ridden team, a non-participant project client, lessons learned with no hope to learn them - or possibly some other issue or issues?

2018 201

Hitting the Ground Running with CAPM Certification

Brad Egeland

The purpose of this program is help you become CAPM® certified and it is modeled after Cheetah's very successful Cheetah Exam Prep® for the PMP® Exam course. Cheetah Learning has designed a format that enables you to use the same techniques they use in class on your own, over a three-week period.

4 Ways Project Managers Can Make Their CEOs Happy

Brad Egeland

Customer happiness is Job 1.1 for the project manager. I would say it’s Job 1.0, but I’ve always said that Job One is effective and efficient communication and I don’t feel it’s a good idea for me to flip flop. I am not a politician. So, if customer happiness is Job 1.1, then CEO happiness has to be right up there…like Job 1.2 or Job 1.3. What I’m trying to say is Happy Wife, Happy Life…and Happy CEO, Happy Career/Salary/Corporate Ladder/Corner Office.

2018 157

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

This Week in Project Management 8.6.2018

Brad Egeland

Check out some of the interesting things being said and delivered via PM and business strategy this week! This Week in Project Management 8.6.2018 Check back every week for more interesting content.

Survey - How Certified is Your PMO and How Effective is the PMO Leadership?

Brad Egeland

Let's have a little fun and do a new survey. This time I'd like to look at two things. 1) How certified is your PMO or PM infrastructure? 2) Who's leading your PMO and how effective is that leadership and the PMO in general?

5 Reasons Why PMP Certification Should be on Your List of New Years Resolutions

Brad Egeland

Have you made your New Years resolution list yet for 2018? If not then there's still time to add PMP certification to that list if you are a project manager. I can give you five good reasons why certification should be on your list. Project managers with PMP certification earn more.

Making the Successful Transition from Business Analyst to Project Manager

Brad Egeland

Not all project managers want to manage projects forever. Sometimes they look to switch to a more technical hands on position with the team like the business analyst role. Likewise, not all business analysts want to continue in the role of business analyst forever – looking to take on a higher level management commitment of the project and deal less with the daily team and customer oversight that the BA role is usually responsible for on most project engagements.

2018 157

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

Debunking 4 Myths About Remote Project Management

Brad Egeland

Remote project management isn't for everyone.

2018 208

Portland, Maine. I Don't Know Where That is

Brad Egeland

As my wife continues to force the country genre on this classic rock guy, I actually find some connections with many of the songs and how they relate to life in general and, in some cases, to project management.

2018 150

Seven Big Tech Project Advances We Should See in Our Lifetime

Brad Egeland

We are making major technological advances every year.every month.every day even. Some affect just a few of us while some have a lasting effect on a large portion of the population.

2018 198

Automate Open Source Code Management with the #1 Software Composition Analysis Tool In WhiteSource

Brad Egeland

WhiteSource is the leader in open source security and license compliance management on the market. The company’s solution integrates fully into the build process, no matter the programming languages, build tools, or development environments.

2018 170

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.