Regaining Control: Leading Projects and Delivering in Turbulent Times

Whether you are managing a project to bring people back into full participation in the economy following a pandemic, or you are merely overseeing the deployment of a new information technology solution, you will need leaders who can demonstrate the necessary compassion and empathy to cultivate confidence. In their new book, Ricardo Vargas and Vince Molinaro discuss how to regain control over our projects through a new leadership contract.

Study of the Use of Earned Value Analysis in Projects in National Heavy Civil Construction (Master's dissertation Ricardo)

Master's dissertation presented to the Post-Graduation Course in Production Engineering at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. The dissertation was written in Brazilian Portuguese. Summary … The objective of this dissertation is to carry out a study of the Earned value analysis tool in projects and its applicability in national heavy construction.

Analytical Hierarchy Process, Earned Value and other Project Management Themes – Third Edition

Free ebook presenting the third edition of the compendium of Ricardo Vargas’s work, that brings fourteen articles from 1999 to 2018 that will help you understand better the project management context. Table of contents … • Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to Select and Prioritize Projects in a Portfolio … • The Innovator’s Mindset: Radical Can-Do … • Great Strategies Need Great Delivery:

Modelling and Optimizing Schedules with Line of Balance and Start-Finish Relationship

The use of the Line of Balance Scheduling Method has been increasing, especially on the construction industry companies of Brazil, Finland and Australia. The method addresses to the particularities of construction projects more effectively than the Critical Path Method does. In order to model the schedule, the paper demonstrates the “start-finish” relation and its contributions for the two approaches for the modelling:

Urgency: A Critical Factor in Project Planning

This article aims to discuss the costs and benefits of speed in developing a project plan and proposes a basic process that consists of 10 steps to plan and 10 steps to track a project in a short time. The process aims to simplify and prioritize critical documents to be developed in order to ensure the purpose, scope, deadlines and budgets, as well as direct restrictions of the project to be developed.

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