• Technology & Digital

    Mobile apps vs Responsive web design

      The debate of responsive web site vs mobile app has come up repeatedly on some of the projects I am working on. From a project management  experience, these are a few summary items to consider as input into the technical design workshops : Costs: These can vary drastically and in my experience, mobile app development works out far more expensive User experience: Provide the best experience for your user / customer. Mark Zuckerberg was once asked — what was the biggest mistake he made while building Facebook. “Building our mobile experience based on HTML5 instead of native apps. It would have killed us if didn’t realize in time.” — he said. Speed Online/offline…

  • Leadership,  Technology & Digital

    GirlCodeZa -Workshop 3 : How to build a wordpress site

    I stumbled across girlcodeza on Twitter and it caught my interest. Girlcodeza is a Non-profit organization and their primary purpose is to create a network of women who are highly skilled in computer literacy, coding and design, and who can leverage those skills to develop innovative and sustainable solutions within their communities. I had missed the previous 2 workshops and attended workshop 3 hosted at MTN ( thank you for the lovely catering) .  It started with an introduction to Project Management ( everything which I could so identify with being a specialist in this field ) by Elisja van Niekerk, a project manager at MTN. Key take-away from this session…

  • Inspiration,  Lifestyle,  Technology & Digital

    Why I quit Facebook

    A few weeks ago, a post appeared on my FB timeline from a friend about being productive without the app. So I decided to put this theory to the to the test and see whether it was true. With information coming at you in every direction ALL the time, I was start to feel a bit bombarded and overwhelmed and decided some spring cleaning was in order. I used all my free time to ‘catch up’ and was constantly checking what was happening and when the notifications appeared , an OCD part of me needed to get rid of it and who’s birthday I have missed. Idleness was uncomfortable. It…

  • Leadership,  Technology & Digital

    #PMChat Guest Chat on Twitter

    On my recent interaction on Twitter, I came across www.pmchat.net which is a global community of project managers and business leaders.  I engaged with Robert and decided on a topic and slot. On Friday 6/11 I hosted the #pmchat with the topic Estimating and Guestimating in Project Management.  I did some research came up with 8 questions. The slot runs for an hour and you have to tweet them and engage with the community within this hour. The topic engaged with many project managers globally  from Mexico to the UK  to India and linking to South Africa which followed International Project Managers Day on 5/11.  I got alot of good research out…