Necessary Big Data Management Best Practices For Optimal Infrastructure

Brad Egeland

Use The Tools Available Two things primarily facilitate Big Data: cloud computing—which provides a variety of infrastructurally enhancing applications —and the Internet of Things (IoT). Utilizing Big Data and infrastructural management software is key

Thinking of Creating a PM Infrastructure?

Brad Egeland

Is your organization thinking of implementing a project management infrastructure. Maybe you a small company on the rise and up until now you’ve gotten by on managing “projects” on the fly…grabbing some info off the internet to help those who have been forced into managing these one-off and mainly internal projects succeed…or at least not fail miserably.

How to Create a? Project Management Infrastructure from the Ground Up

Brad Egeland

Your organization is thinking of implementing a project management infrastructure.

How to Become an IT Project Manager

Technical understanding including hardware, software, network, infrastructure, security, etc. IT PM: Project management training that deals with technology, such as infrastructure, hardware, software, networks, etc. So ITIL is Information Technology Infrastructure Library.

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

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. 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.

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

Brad Egeland

1) How certified is your PMO or PM infrastructure? How Certified and is Your PMO or PM Infrastructure and How Effective is the Leadership? Let's have a little fun and do a new survey. This time I'd like to look at two things.

8 challenges affecting software project management

Moira Alexander

New in-house software development and implementations, infrastructure related projects, enhancements or upgrades, and the increasing development of web-based solutions and mobile apps are a constant within the software industry. Managing projects of all sizes and levels of complexities is part of business, regardless of what vertical industry you’re talking about. Software development is no different.

2016 218

Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?


Let’s say you’re well-qualified in your technical skills—be it Java, programming languages, infrastructure, networks or system administration.

?Do You Need a Project Management Office (PMO)?

Brad Egeland

Some project management infrastructures just aren’t at the maturity level to really make use of a PMO. ​ I realize not everyone and every organization needs a Project Management Office (PMO).

2016 111

Project Initiation: How to Start Your Project Off Right

It houses the communications infrastructure and whatever tech is needed for the project. The first thing to do is figure out where the project office should be, and then make sure that the infrastructure there is properly set up with the right project management office tools and equipment.

Chief Project Officer - Should This be a Real Thing?

Brad Egeland

What about this… what about a central figure leading the project management infrastructure in an organization. PMO Directors. Are they game changers? Great leaders? Powerful enough to get the job done? Are they taken seriously by senior management? It’s certainly not a new concept. Making that central figure a C-level officer in the company…now that’s a new concept. At least I’ve not seen it happen or even be proposed anywhere. Read the full article.

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

i.e. aeroplane component design, or changes to core banking infrastructure. Sara is delivering a 3-month project to upgrade some core banking infrastructure. This is a contribution by Chris Hammond from Chris Hammond. As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process.

5 Steps to Making Your Project Meetings Effective


In the past eight months of my life directing a large infrastructure program, I spend on average 70% of my time in meetings. “As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication.

2018 555

Cancelling Projects - It's Not the Right Project

Project Health Check

Potentially a number of Projects would then be initiated to build the new physical infrastructure (buildings, roads), train additional staff, provision IT and canteen facilities etc. In part 1 of this article series, we accepted that Projects sometimes need to be cancelled.

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Cancelling Projects: How?

Project Health Check

Salvage : Any useful outputs of the Project should be salvaged for potential reuse immediately or at some stage in the future, be it physical infrastructure (desk spaces, computer etc) or project outputs (computer code or physical products).

2017 193

3 Arguments for a Project Management Office (PMO)?

Brad Egeland

​I believe it is wise that every organization – especially those that are more technical in nature – have a project management infrastructure.

2016 111

Are we marketing the right metrics?

Kiron Bondale

ISPs are under pressure to scale their infrastructure to support greater speeds at lower costs, but the side effect of this “arms race” might be reliability. Recently, I’ve been experiencing frequent brief loss of Internet connectivity issues at home.

2018 156

Quality Assurance and Testing: A Quick Guide

This is done through controls, job management, process, performance, knowledge, skills and experience, integrity, confidence and infrastructure. A project isn’t successful just because it has been completed on time and within budget.

2018 278

Issue Log - Template for Prince2 and Agile


The protocol failed due to the fact that the new environment wasn’t set up by the infrastructure team. The DM team raised the problem to the project manager (Howard Foster), and requested his assistance in prioritizing this task with the infrastructure team. What is an Issue Log?

What Can 2018 Tell Us About the Services Industry in 2019?


Beyond these plans, the biggest challenge seen with current technology infrastructures was manual work required to compile data between disconnected systems. The services industry saw many changes and trends across 2018 – some expected and others surprising.

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Elements Of A Successful Data-Driven Marketing Strategy

Brad Egeland

While infrastructural enhancements like this are worth pursuing, some of the most successful data-collecting solutions come in the area of marketing. Additional Information Considerations Infrastructure was touched on earlier.

Our Project Management Isn't Working

Brad Egeland

And do you need fresh eyes to look at your PM infrastructure and check processes for leaks and needed fixes? Believe it or not I get told this or asked about this nearly every week. I frequently hear from organizations - some very large organizations right down to new startups - who are throwing up their arms and saying it's just not working! Don't worry, it can be working and it will work. It's fixable. Nearly everything is fixable.

Employee-Led Innovation (2): Innovation Labs and Open Innovation


An Innovation Lab is a physical or virtual space with a real or virtual infrastructure that serves to initiate and implement innovative ideas. In the first part of the "Employee-Led Innovation" series we’ve already looked at the advantages of developing new ideas in this way and what creativity and innovation mean in the first place. Now we’re going to look at a method that lets employees be creative without being steered in a particular direction: Innovation Labs.

Elements Of A Successful Data-Driven Marketing Strategy

Brad Egeland

While infrastructural enhancements like this are worth pursuing, some of the most successful data-collecting solutions come in the area of marketing. Additional Information Considerations Infrastructure was touched on earlier.

Working for Yourself – Project Management Contractor or Consultant?

Arras People

The second is about setting up the business infrastructure to support you, so that’s things like accounting, sales and marketing. I’ve come to a point in my career that I think it’s time to try working for myself. Any advice for making the transition?

PPM Benefits for the Project Management Office

Arras People

One key role player in that scenario is the project management office (PMO) for many larger and more established organizations and project management infrastructures.

2018 222

What Is Cloud Storage, and How Are Innovative Companies Using It?

Through cloud infrastructure, they were able to meet this demand. Everybody’s head is in the cloud nowadays. The phrase has shifted its meaning, however. Where it once implied daydreaming, now it is the realm of innovative businesses and forward-thinking leaders.

How to Go From Technical Expert to Leader

Girl's Guide to PM

We had put together a new infrastructure solution to connect our office in Beijing to the Canadian head office. Domenic was very smart, very precise and had a lot of success in his current organisation (as a chemical engineer).

2019 336

Key Ingredients to More Project Successes

Brad Egeland

A certified staff of project managers in your PM infrastructure or PMO won’t guarantee success for every project every time out, but having a solid group of leaders talking the same language and possessing confident leadership skills may be half the battle for some organizations. Of course, nothing can guarantee ongoing project successes. If we had a magic formulate that could, we’d be millionaires.

Lessons Learned - A suggested Process

Project Health Check

But "plan" may also mean putting in place the infrastructure for L.L. - In our Precious Blog entry we reflected generally on Project Lessons Learned. Now let us spell out a structured Process that we suggest: Plan Lessons Capture - Lessons Learned (L.L.)

Is Your Project Office as Productive as You Hoped? Take the Next Step and Certify It

Brad Egeland

Or are you putting together your project management infrastructure and considering building a PMO? How is your project management office (PMO) doing? Perhaps you need help. Your next step - you need certification for your PMO.

Introducing Todd Talks


In the last year, we restructured our business to drive effectiveness in our infrastructure, people, product, and culture. From the Desk of Todd Humphrey.

2019 133

How IT Can Deliver New Business Value Every 12 Weeks – Adobe Systems Case Study

Guerrilla Project Management

Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management at Adobe Systems, on how her team Delivers new business value 12-week sprints. I am joined today by Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management, to talk about how her team at Adobe Systems delivers business value in 12-week sprints.

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7 Logical Fallacies That Can Harm Your Decision Making (With Examples)

Just because there’s a need and an infrastructure is in place, doesn’t mean you want to build on a plot that is going to threaten the integrity of your project. Logic appears to have been thrown out the window nowadays.

2018 257

What to Do When Project Need Exceeds Skills and Availability

Brad Egeland

Your organization is getting better and better at “selling” projects, but you may be a smaller organization lacking the human resources personnel to get the right people on board – at least quickly – to ramp up the delivery side of the project management infrastructure. ​ Your project management practice is moving along nicely and your organization’s project success rate is on the rise.

Achieving Greater Agility - Your Way to Being an Agile Organization


Agile transformation requires a change of culture and mindset, which is why it must happen in waves, with associated business, technology and infrastructure groups becoming agile together. Achieving and maturing organizational agility is the key object for established organizations in order to keep delivering business value. In fact, an organization’s agility level is the most important factor influencing project success rates. But what does agility really mean?

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Start Viewing Your IT Department as a Strategic Partner to the Organization


Behind all this is the underlying IT infrastructure. The hardware components of the infrastructure are considered hard assets.

2019 78

When projects go wrong and it's the worst possible moment

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

But although the Opera House is a national symbol and has been recognised as an incredible feat of architecture, it’s one of the best-known case studies of a failed infrastructure project.

The Ultimate Guide to Project Dependencies and Constraints

Girl's Guide to PM

Example: “We have an upstream dependency on Claire’s project to complete the infrastructure before our project can use it.” No project happens in a vacuum.

2019 225

Scrum and universal truths [update 2018]

Gunther Verheyen

What tools and infrastructure are at the teams’ disposal? In 2010, the principal co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, agreed on the first version of the Scrum Guide , thereby creating the official BOK (body of knowledge) for Scrum.

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