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5 Stages to Prevent Projects Failing 

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As tempting as it is to jump in and get on with things, the cause of most project failures is a result of insufficient front-end work. Generally, there are 5 stages to Project Management. Initiation. Planning. Execution. Monitor & Review. Closure. Stage 1 – Initiation.

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3 ways to improve your study skills with Mind Mapping.

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As a former university student, I found that Mind Maps were a great way to get all of your ideas down in one place. Mind maps are a visual way to represent your ideas or capture your thinking, and can be used throughout your university career.

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Strategies for Virtual Project Team Management – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this two part series on Virtual Team Management Strategies, we covered the first two of my personal list of five key strategies.

Dyslexia and Mind-mapping: Organization like never before.

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In light of the Dyslexia Show being held in Birmingham’s NEC on the 20 th March, this week’s blog shall be dedicated to those suffering from dyslexia, and showing how the use of mind maps can simplify and improve your organizational skills, whether you are dyslexic or not.

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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.

Can MindGenius help you with productivity? Yes, and here’s why.

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Now that many of us are working at home for the foreseeable future, it is vital to remain productive & positive in a new working environment.

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Social Media Success: A guide to Social Media Marketing.

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In today’s world, Social Media is the most crucial, and cost-effective, marketing tool there is. Regardless of whether you’re a multinational organization or a local café, you should be using social media to advertise, communicate and interact with both existing and potential customers.

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3 MindGenius templates ideal for starting University (they’re free!)

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Starting university is one of the most enjoyable feelings in the world. Regardless of whether you’re going straight from high school, from college or any other route, the start of your journey through university is a very exciting time for all.

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Get 2021 off to a great start with these 3 tips.

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It’s fair to say that this year hasn’t been great for a large majority of us over the world. As many of us have begun adjusting to the new way of working, and getting used to a world with constant restrictions in place.

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MindGenius & Unsplash; bringing your projects to life with new Taskboard backgrounds.

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Everyone knows that age-old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” but thanks our partnership with Unsplash, it really does. Many of you use MindGenius Online Taskboards to organise you and your team’s tasks as well as managing your workload easily.

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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?

What is Mind Mapping and 5 ways you can use it.

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Many of you already have a vague idea of what a mindmap is and how it can be used. However, what you might not be aware of is their true potential, and that they can be used in a variety of different, engaging ways.

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Homeworking & Homeschooling in COVID-19 by Brad Egeland

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It appears that COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon. Most of us have reached that point where we at least know someone who has contracted it or has even become severely affected or died from it.

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10 Ingredients for Successful Projects by Brad Egeland

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While no one can guarantee success on any given project, following tried and true steps plus solid project experience can help you get as close to possible for guaranteed success.

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Five Fixes for a Struggling PMO by Brad Egeland

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A few years back I conducted a survey of my readers – mainly project managers and PMO directors and CIOs, etc… and I asked them some questions about their organization’s project management infrastructure.

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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.

Guest Blog: 5 Steps to Start Your Remote Work Day Off Right by Brad Egeland.

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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? Commonplace occurrences?

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5 Things You Should Know About Project Cybersecurity by Brad Egeland

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Cybersecurity is an interesting topic – no doubt about it. But it becomes a scary topic if your organization falls victim to a vicious cyber attack that leaves your company’s, your clients’, or your projects’ sensitive data affected or vulnerable.

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3 Steps to Mindmapping with MindGenius 20

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Mind mapping is something that you may have heard of and used before throughout your education and work-life In fact, when many of us think of brainstorming sessions, we tend to see a group of people huddled around a desk, throwing ideas back and forth while someone jots these down on a whiteboard – more often than not, in the style of a mind map.

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Grow your Small Project into a Masterplan with MindGenius.

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There are many strategies to think about when looking to start a project. The budget, the timescale and the resources, just to name a few. However, all of these options must require prior planning. It is in the planning of projects that MindGenius steps in and takes control. Who we are.

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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?

Strategies for Virtual Project Team Management – Part 1 by Brad Egeland

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I have long been a proponent of remote work, remote project management and the virtual project team concept. It has worked very successfully for me as a PM and consultant, and for many of the organizations I have worked for and consulted for. I know that working from home or wherever the office isn’t, is not necessarily for everyone. Remote project management, while often a sensible and cost-effective approach to managing many standard projects, is definitely not without its challenges.

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MindMapping works; and here’s why.

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I have used Mind Mapping techniques for the best part of 30 years. Without doubt it has helped me enormously throughout my career. I have also seen many colleagues blossom as they take the technique on board and yet seen first-hand , those who find it’s not for them. .

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Agile Intro for Waterfall Teams by Brad Egeland

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Are you a longtime Waterfall business analyst or project team member an environment moving to an Agile methodology for managing projects and performing software development activities on those projects? Then this article may be a decent intro for you.

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The Power of a Successful Strategy: Avoiding the If’s, But’s and Maybe’s.

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When your career reaches its finale and the days of full time golfing are imminent, will you be able to pass the slipper test?

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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 Ways to be an Excellent Project Manager During COVID-19 by Brad Egeland

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There’s no question that the way we did things last year cannot be the status quo way we do things this year. Or maybe even next year. Who knows how long this will go on and what long lasting effects the COVID-19 pandemic will have on our behaviors and business practices for the long term.

Symptoms of an Ineffective PMO by Brad Egeland.

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Is your PM infrastructure doing all it needs to do to promote maximum project success in the organization and for your project customers?

10 Common Project Management Pitfalls

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10 Common Project Management Pitfalls. There is always a sense of optimism at the start of a project that surely everything will go smoothly this time. Of course, even the most novice project manager is less than surprised when things don’t always go quite according to plan. So what project pitfalls could we anticipate and what plans should we develop to address these pitfalls and improve the chances of preventing them from derailing things entirely.

Starting Your Project Management Week off Better by Brad Egeland

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Monday morning project chaos. That’s what likely awaits you as a project manager. It is a way of life for us. Think starting the day wondering who has emailed issues to you since you last checked your messages.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

3 Project Management Templates you need for Success.

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Managing any project, regardless of whether it’s your first or fortieth time, can be a very difficult and matriculate process if not done correctly. The main cause of failure can be down to a number of things, however all of these potential problems can be solved by one thing; organization.

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What Does a Successful PMO Look Like? By Brad Egeland

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I’ve been a part of many PMO’s – I’ve even helped with or led the building process for a couple of them.

Don’t Leave Project Success to Chance

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Don't Leave Project Success to Chance. A project kick-off meeting should be given the same focus as the project as a whole. Think of it as setting the scene for the tone of the whole project. Anything less than full focus for this meeting will put the project at risk from the outset. Following some key steps will ensure you are fully prepared for the project kick off meeting.

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Mindmapping: Get Your Dissertation off to the Right Start

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Describe your fourth year at University? Late night’s in the library, gathering seemingly endless amounts of data, and then making sure all 15,000 words or so are perfectly put together. All this, while trying to figure out your life after University. Just me? Didn’t think so. Having only graduated in the summer of 2019, I am coming from an area of recent, personal experience. The final year of university is, while challenging, one of the most fulfilling years of my life so far.

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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.

Let’s Walk Through the Fire Together by Brad Egeland.

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Taking a line from one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite groups… BUSH… I’m thinking about how this line relates to many of our project management experiences.

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Maintain your Motivation and Achieve your Goals.

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Banishing the Blues. As February gets underway, many of us have already given up on our previously well-thought out, “achievable” goals for this year. In fact, research would suggest that 80% of us give up on our New Year’s resolutions by February. However, it’s not too late to get back on track and there are many ways to increase your motivation and productivity, both in the workplace and at home.

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MindGenius Online: Quick Start Guide

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MindGenius Online: Quick Start Guide. MindGenius Online has thousands of possible uses within an organization to help individuals and teams to plan more thoroughly, stay on track and get the right things done on time. Here’s a quick start guide for the key features.

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A Successful Event Requires Strategy and Planning by Brad Egeland

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What’s coming up next in your life personally or professionally? An anniversary party? A graduation? A wedding? A webinar? A large conference or product launch?

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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