Mike Roberts

Principal Trainer, Falcon Training

  • Area of Specialisation:
    • Project Management
    • Project Governance
  • Faculty/Key Office:
    • Principal Trainer – Falcon Training
    • Consulting Partner – Millpond
    • Volunteer – PMI NZ Chapter
  • Education:
    • BICT – Ara Institute of Technology
    • GDipPM – Ara Institute of Technology
    • PMP – Project Management Institute
    • PMI-ACP – Project Management Institute
The Business Project at the end of the MBA programme is an excellent opportunity for students to apply their learnings within a professional consulting engagement.

The BUSI540, Principles of Professional Project Management paper provides students with the framework and support needed to propose a project for a client organisation and devise a structured approach to ensure a timely delivery of the project objectives. Between project management theory and drop-in coaching sessions, this course helps students to successfully complete their professional consulting engagement.

Why does Mike like teaching in the MBA programme?

MBA students have a wealth of experience and understanding of all things business. Project delivery is a key part of the success of many businesses and Mike enjoys discussing the real-world application of theory to each of their business projects - understanding their challenges, and working with them to design a solution that will work.

What global perspective is reflected in his course/teaching?

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading advocate for professional project management delivery across the globe. They offer research, certifications and best-practice publications to the profession to make ‘project management indispensable for business results’. The applied theory mapped throughout BUSI540, Principles of Professional Project Management, aligns to PMI’s offering and is relevant to delivering projects in New Zealand as well as the rest of the world.