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10 Differences Between Agile and Waterfall Project Management
When it comes to managing projects, there are two stand out methodologies: Agile and waterfall. Both have their own strengths and weaknesses and understanding the differences between the two approaches can help you choose the best fit for your project. This article explores ten key differences between each methodology. 1. Project Structure and Planning Waterfall: ... Blog
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Kia Ora and Kia Kaha: 10 Must-Have Skills for Kiwi Project Managers
So you’re a project manager in the land of long white cloud. Whether you’re wrangling sheepdogs across paddocks or leading tech startups in Auckland, the core skills needed for success stay the same. But with a Kiwi twist, of course! Here are the top 10 skills you need to be a “whai hua” (effective) project ... Blog
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The 10 scariest things that can happen on a project - a Halloween special
Halloween is just around the corner and while you might be preparing for spooky costumes and haunted houses, project managers have a different kind of fear to contend with – the spine-tingling experiences that can turn a smooth project into a horror show. In honour of Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 scariest ... Blog
Mentoring for Women in Project Management
I was very pleased to be invited to present at the monthly PMI Women in Project Management Forum in February.  I chose a topic close to my heart – how mentoring can kick-start your career. My mentorship journey I’ve been fortunate enough to have had two great mentors in my life – both older men.  ... Blog
The Top Uses of Digital Technology in the Construction Industry
Construction isn’t a particularly high-tech industry, or at least it hasn’t been until recently. Historically, the sector has been slow to adopt new technologies, either from a lack of demand or prohibitive upfront costs. As digital tech like project management has skyrocketed in the past few years, that’s starting to change. Digital tools like project ... Blog
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3 Reasons Why Construction Businesses Should Switch to Remote Work
The COVID-19 situation has forced many businesses to make some changes to the way they operate. Because of strict stay-at-home orders by governments to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, some companies have opted for flexible work-at-home arrangements instead of stopping operations altogether. Using collaboration tools and remote management practices, these businesses will be ... Blog
Pandemics and Project Managers
I never thought that my first blog after my holiday would be about a pandemic, but here we are. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that COVID-19 is currently rampaging its way around the world. It’s disrupting everything in people’s lives – from travel to work to social gatherings and in most ... Blog
What does a project dream team look like?
No one is self sufficient. This is why teams are crucial in project management. Teamwork is essential for the smooth running of projects. It allows for more successful project outcomes by helping to drive the team to its goal faster and more efficiently. However, for teamwork to be effective, there has to be strong leadership, ... Blog
Why You Should Implement Artificial Intelligence in Project Management
You can’t ignore the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in project management. Put simply, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is an aspect of computer science created to solve problems that would typically require human intelligence and input. In project management, AI-powered systems can assist project managers with the day-to-day administration and management of projects. Enabling them to ... Blog
Ten tips for project manager interviewees
I took a quick straw poll in the office and interviews are up there on the list of things that stress people out. I’ll confess that I hate interviews. I always worry that I’m going to say the wrong thing or do something silly. So anything that helps make the process easier gets a yes ... Blog
Contingency planning – or how not to run out of blog posts!
It’s been a while since the last blog, thanks to a series of illnesses that has rampaged through my family. These unplanned events got me thinking about contingency planning . Something I haven’t taken too seriously to date, as evidenced by my lack of blogs over the last few weeks. You’d think being a project ... Blog
Psoda Supreme Project of the Year Award Winner: Picasso - Fonterra's Edgecumbe Stormwater and Wastewater Upgrade
At Psoda, we’re proud to support excellence in project management. That’s why we sponsor the Psoda Supreme Project of the Year Award at the annual New Zealand Project Management Awards, presented by the Project Management Institute of New Zealand (PMINZ). This year we’re honoured to once again highlight a worthy recipient of the award – ... Blog
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