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Finding productivity and balance through remote working

Like most things, working remotely is double edged sword. We can enjoy the good and mitigate the constraints if we know what they are, so let me share my experiences in this space. Enjoying the good Time to focus – greater productivity with less disruption Less time commuting, with cost savings. Including no parking hassles

Hosting The Best Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings can be challenging if not conducted well. Please read on for some advice on how to best engage with and seek engagement from your virtual teams.

10 Tips for Successful Project Delivery

There are many frameworks, methods, and tools published and available to us to help deliver our projects successfully, but these should support our experience as Project Managers, not define it. Experience helps us understand where to focus our time, where issues will lie, and how to best navigate the uncertainty of our projects. I’ve been

Winner – Project Manager of the Year Award 2019

Pictured: (L to R) Kosam Nyamdela (President, PMI NZ Chapter), Raewyn Cummings (Te Papa) and Mike Roberts (Director/ Principal Trainer, Falcon Training).   Congratulations to Raewyn Cummings, Project Manager at Te Papa who deservedly scooped the coveted Falcon Training Project Manager of the Year Award for 2019. The Award is in recognition of Raewyn's significant

PMI Certification Changes – what does this mean for you?

If you’re planning to sit your PMP exam in the near future, you’ll need to know about the upcoming changes to the exam and what this means to you. PMI are making changes to the way the exam is delivered and also to the PMP exam content outline. Below are the key changes which you’ll

2019 Project Manager of the Year – Award Finalists

Falcon Training are once again proud to sponsor the Project Manager of the Year Award. This Award will be presented at “Be the Change”, the 25th Project Management Conference in Wellington at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa. This award recognises a project manager’s significant achievement or sustained performance, in the project management

What is Project Governance?

Ineffective ‘Project Governance’ is cited as one of the main reasons for project failure. But what is Project Governance? According to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project governance is an “oversight function that is aligned with the organization’s governance model and encompasses the project life cycle.”

Winner – Project Manager of the Year Award 2018

Congratulations to Robert Rankin, Project Manager at Mercury Energy who deservedly scooped the coveted Falcon Training Project Manager of the Year Award for 2018. The Award is in recognition of Robert's significant achievement working on major Geothermal and Hydro infrastructure upgrades for Mercury Energy. Pictured: (L to R) James Dobson (Immediate Past President, PMINZ), Robert Rankin (Mercury Energy) and

2018 Project Manager of the Year – Finalists

Falcon Training are once again proud to sponsor the Project Manager of the Year Award. This Award will be presented at the 2018 Project Management Conference, which is being held in Auckland 19 – 21 September. This award recognises a project manager’s significant achievement or sustained performance, in the project management of a project or

Maintaining your PMP Certification

Well done on becoming a PMP® certified practitioner! Wear your badge with pride as I know it was a big effort to achieve. Because of this effort, we all want to maintain this certification for as long as we can. The good news is that this is relatively painless if you stay engaged in the profession