At the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), good project management isn’t just about maximizing efficiencies—it’s about saving lives. UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations that oversees thousands of peace-building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Projects run the gamut from building roads and hospitals to running elections and procuring food and medicine for hard-hit communities.
Ricardo Vargas, director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations, on project management at the U.N and the challenges of development and sustainable social change projects.
In a relaxed chat with Luis Seabra, Ricardo talks about career, projects, interests and how he built his international career in projects. He addresses from the challenges of childhood and adolescence, through experience as an entrepreneur, volunteer and leader of PMI.
Entrevista GoNow sobre livros e como ser escolhido a personalidade da década em gerenciamento de projetos
Interview with GoNow about the books published by Ricardo and also about how it was to have chosen the personality of the decade in project management in Brazil.
In this interview with Mundo PM magazine, Ricardo Vargas talks about his peculiar trajectory in the area of project management consulting. It also talks about the importance of planning and risk management in the business environment and how it has become a global reference in the area.
Belo Horizonte is hosting, this week, the 4th Brazilian Project Management Congress, bringing together speakers such as Ricardo Vargas, president of the Project Management Institute (PMI). The institution that represents a booming career, which gave examples of its performance in the recent world crisis, when project managers were called to place order in the house, adapting plans, seeking opportunities amidst the instability and indicating the best options available to them. to problems. Author of successful books and responsible for over 80 major projects in various countries, Ricardo Vargas explains in this interview why project management is one of the professions of the future.
PMI IT Telecom Sig interview with Ricardo Vargas at PMI Global Congress 2009 EMEA in Amsterdam.
Interview about the 2014 Football Cup, given by Ricardo Vargas to the newspaper Jornal Amanhã.
Interview for the business table channel about international career.