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Online Training Here To Stay

As we start to see some green shoots of recovery over the coming months the big question for training professionals is whether the increase in online/virtual training demand will continue or will things revert to traditional means?

The times they are a changin’

We’ve streamlined our businesses to ensure we are prepared to play our part in the recovery. As such, we’ve merged Falcon Training into Millpond. This enables us to bring our ‘4 P’s’ to bear across our Delivery, Consulting and Training business lines under the Millpond name.

PMP Exam 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.

Project Management Post Pandemic

We’ve streamlined our businesses to ensure we are prepared to play our part in the recovery. As such, we’ve merged Falcon Training into Millpond. This enables us to bring our ‘4 P’s’ to bear across our Delivery, Consulting and Training business lines under the Millpond name.

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.

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.

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

Congratulations to Raewyn Cummings, Project Manager at Te Papa who deservedly scooped the coveted Falcon Training Project Manager of the Year Award for 2019. This years award is in recognition of Raewyn's significant achievement working as the Project Manager for Te Papa’s new 1400 square metre Te Taiao | Nature zone. This complex $12 million

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

Falcon Training, your approved Registered Education Provider

The designation as a PMI R.E.P is the highest mark of excellence in project management training

Get Agile Certified, but which one to choose?

Looking for advice on which Agile certification is right for me? Look no further.

The PMP® exam and magic bullets

by Kristie Fogarty 27 September 2016 After more than 10 years of working in and on projects and most recently as a self-employed project manager I made the decision to invest six weeks of my life to obtaining the sought after Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification. Initially I set out to ‘simply gain a certification’ but

NZ Project Management Conference

We had a fantastic few days in Auckland at the New Zealand Project Management conference. There was a great line up of speakers, masterclasses, and breakfast sessions. It was great to see so many enthusiastic project managers learning new ideas and hearing from international leaders.

Proud to Sponsor NZ’s Project Management Conference

Falcon Training is proud to be involved in the upcoming Project Management Conference in Auckland, September 2016. We have a long standing relationship with PMINZ, and have helped train and develop the project management community across New Zealand for the past 9nine years The full programme and conference event details can be viewed at http://www.projectmanagementconference.org.nz/.

FAQ – PMP® and CAPM®

Find meaningful answers to all your questions here

Tailored for the South Pacific

We recently provided Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification training and examination preparation for a number of professional project managers based in Suva, Fiji. We tailored a training program specific to the needs of their unique environment  . We carried out training over a 4-month period and included classroom

Awards and Nominations

Falcon Training has had an exciting year! A number of our people have been independently recognised as leading professionals in their field for delivering outstanding service and value for our customers and within the project management community. Falcon Training has strong ties with PMINZ, the professional body for project managers in New Zealand, and this