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.

2018 375

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

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.

10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

Infrastructure & Projects Authority assurance templates. The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) arranges and manages project assurance reviews for the UK governments’ complex and high risk projects. You’ve got responsibility for a project.

2019 405

How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan

It enables the recovery and continuation of critical technology, infrastructure and systems. It enables the recovery or continuation of critical technology, infrastructure, and systems.

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.

Are you ready for remote project management?

Moira Alexander

The business model and infrastructure. When it comes to the business model and infrastructure, consider at the very least, the following questions: Will the existing business model and infrastructure fully support remote project management in ways that make sense, currently and into the future? Do the existing infrastructure and technologies offer the needed capabilities for remote connectivity?

2016 217

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.

2016 396

Traditional vs Cloud Security

Brad Egeland

Therefore, it is crucial for organizations to have systems built on infrastructure that is not only secure but also cost-effective and scalable. To address the increasingly complex requirements for data transmission, storage, and analysis, organizations should consider cloud infrastructure.

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 556

Are You Big Enough for a CIO?

Brad Egeland

Is your company large enough that it needs a central figurehead who has the very visible, high-level responsibility to make the technology decisions and infrastructure maneuvers required of a strategic, technical organization? If you have a need for long-term infrastructure decisions, technology planning, and good roadmap created to follow along your company growth path, then go for it. Are You Large Enough for a CIO?

Using Operational Excellence to Be More Productive

If a company is unable to change to stay competitive and adapt management infrastructure in order to adopt and thrive in these changing environs, then the company is not staying competitive. People often think of productivity on an individual scale: how can I be more productive?

2019 315

Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

Tech Infrastructure != I’m including all IT resources “in front of” the API layer in the organization’s technical infrastructure. Dividing your transformation initiative along the seams of the technical infrastructure will often be a suboptimal approach.

2019 124

The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

ITIL – A Framework of Best Practice: Some may be surprised to see ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) in a list of project management certifications but like its stable mate PRINCE2 as a framework, it offers a broad insight into service delivery.

2019 260

Stories about Stories in Agile Development


There will be work items to improve the infrastructure, improve processes, find a response to a risk, etc. Infrastructure Stories. Every development team uses a number of infrastructure related to coding, debugging, deployment, and configuration, among many others.

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PMO Health Check 101

Brad Egeland

You need for important projects to be thrown to the PMO right from inception and that will only happen if you have buy-in for the PMO infrastructure from the leaders of the company. Do you have a healthy PMO? Is it run efficiently?

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3 steps to improve operational efficiency for 5G project management


5G will be comprised of many, many infrastructure components, including fronthaul fiber, small cells, and towers. There’s a better way to do 5G project management. By the end of this post, you will have three more tools you can use to improve operational efficiency when managing 5G projects.

Looking for a Good Project Manager: 5 Tips for Hiring the Right One

Project Smart

Are you looking to expand your project management infrastructure by hiring a new project manager? Or perhaps several new project managers?

IT Audit: Definition & Quick Guide

An information technology audit is therefore an official examination of the IT infrastructure, policies and operations of an organization. If you’re running a business or managing a project, the impact of a cyber criminal on your company can be catastrophic.

2019 265

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 217

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.

Is a PMO the Right Strategic Plan

Brad Egeland

Projects happen no matter what your office infrastructure looks like. Whether you have a PMO or just one or more project managers or even no true defined project managers, projects still happen. And sometimes you aren’t even aware there are projects going on. They’re called tasks, assignments, must-do’s, emergencies, new initiatives, or whatever else someone who identified the need is calling it today. In reality, they’re all projects to some degree.

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4 Questions to Ask When You're Asked to Help Set Up a New PMO

Project Smart

Everyone feels your project management infrastructure - albeit new and leanly staffed with a few part-time project managers from various departments - has been successful enough to warrant taking the next big step: the creation of a formal project management office (PMO).

The Hybrid Project Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

Finally, your project management solution must support your project management methods and infrastructure What exactly is hybrid PPM? First let's consider what PPM is and should do and then let's explore what happens with a hybrid PPM tool.

2019 150

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.

2017 230

4 Ways to Supercharge Your PMO

Brad Egeland

And not just a PPM tool, you need the right PPM tool for your organization, your types of projects, and your overall PM infrastructure needs. I was reading a survey indicating that almost 90% of organizations now have some form of project management office (PMO).

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How to Get Into Project Management: 5 PMs Share Their Stories

Girl's Guide to PM

My degree helped me understand how systems and infrastructure fit together. There are lots of routes into project management, as I explored recently in an article on how to become a project manager.

2018 387

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 347

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 402

Re-imagine your Scrum to firm up your agility

Gunther Verheyen

The eco-system, this newly established Scrum zone, is facilitated with tools, infrastructure and space. Are the teams fully equiped with all skills needed, a dedicated team space, all tools, infrastructure and authorizations?


Resource Management in Projects: The Ultimate Guide

Girl's Guide to PM

However, what I didn’t know was that as soon as change freeze was over, the infrastructure running the software was due for an upgrade. Projects are done by people. Whether that’s just you, or whether you have a team of many hundreds, a project team is how work gets done.

2019 368

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

Review Agile Governance and Audit

Henny Portman

The following audit objectives are explored: Auditing agile versus waterfall : To ensure management has adequate controls for decisions regarding the choice of approach for projects (agile/waterfall/hybrid approach) and has established the governance and infrastructure to support these approaches.

2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ll be watching the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform to see what impact that has on project success (lots, I hope).

2017 316

The growing need for project leadership

Susanne Madsen

In the UK the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, reports that less than half of their projects had a green or amber/green rating upon delivery. You are probably as familiar with the statistics of failing projects as I am.

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.

2019 116

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